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Upset about Hobby Lobby decision? Knit a brick

Upset about Hobby Lobby decision? Knit a brick

The Secular Coalition for America is extending the deadline for its “Knit A Brick” campaign, an effort to protest the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision by creating knit bricks to “rebuild the wall of separation” between church and state. The group is asking supporters to knit or crochet rectangular bricks to be delivered to the Supreme Court, Congress and the White House. The deadline is Aug. 5.

The group’s is garnering support from believers and non-believers alike. From Religion News Service:

Austin Cooper, the coalition’s director of operations, said members of her traditional Catholic family are so committed to secularism they made 19 bricks last weekend and gave them to her to bring in to the office.

“This decision kind of united and galvanized my family members,” Cooper said. “Religion can sometimes be a divisive issue for us, but they could see the far implications of the decision.”

If you’re not crafty, the group invites you to make a donation to have someone else knit a brick for you. And if you are crafty, I assume the group would not recommend you buy your yarn for this project at Hobby Lobby.

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