Okla. pastors to deliver petitions to Hobby Lobby

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Christian pastors plan to deliver petitions to Hobby Lobby officials in protest of the Oklahoma-based company's lawsuit challenging health care guidelines that require the coverage of the morning-after pill.

The pastors plan to deliver the petitions Thursday to the Oklahoma City headquarters of the arts and crafts chain. More than 80,000 people signed petitions launched by the national organizations Faithful America and UltraViolet.

Earlier this month, Hobby Lobby filed a federal lawsuit challenging a mandate in the nation's health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill and similar drugs.

Faithful America's petition urges Hobby Lobby officials not to use their Christian beliefs to deny women access to birth control. Petition signers vow not to shop at Hobby Lobby until the lawsuit is dropped.

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