CA anti-gay Baptist pastor calls Hobby Lobby protesters ‘bigots’ after difficulty parking

By David Edwards
Monday, July 7, 2014 10:05 EDT
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Victory Burbank Church Pastor Nick Reed (KCAL)
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A California pastor who opposes LGBT rights expressed his anger at liberal “bigots” after protesters showed up at a Burbank Hobby Lobby to rally against a Supreme Court ruling that said some corporations could deny birth control to women.

The Burbank Leader reported that around 30 protesters used their July Fourth holiday to oppose the company’s treatment of women by picketing the store.

Although Victory Burbank Church Pastor Nick Reed insisted on Twitter that his parking difficulties had more to do with the popularity of the store than the protesters, he still took his anger out on the “liberals.”

“I am sorry liberals have nothing better to do on July 4th,” Reed wrote, adding the hashtag “#getalife.”

By Monday, that tweet no longer appeared on his Twitter page, but other tweets about his disgust for the protesters remained.

“One protesters [SIC] sign says ‘no bigotry in burbank’ aren’t they being a bigot by protesting a company that is exercising their belief!?” one message read.

“I find it funny how liberals try and marginalize themselves with lies and exaggerated statistics!” another tweet said.

Earlier this year, Reed told KCAL that being able to discriminate against LGBT people was also about freedom of religion after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have allowed business owners not to serve homosexuals.

“At the end of the day, we do understand that God’s word gives us very clear teachings on topics like this,” he explained. “We as a Christian, as a Bible-believing church, want to follow those guidelines above the opinions or political correctness of our society.”

Watch the video below from KCAL, broadcast Feb. 26, 2014.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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