Dear Mr. Nabors,
First off, please know how much I love Mustard Seed Market. I love walking into your store (I patronize the Fairlawn location). I love browsing the aisles, which are brimming with a dazzling selection of goods. I love the health and beauty aisle to a fault. Your employees are consistently top-notch and a delight to interact with.
The last lunch I shared with my dad before he died suddenly in 2002 was at your café.
I'm writing to let you know that I will continue to shop at Mustard Seed no matter what happens with the Eden Foods birth control coverage controversy, but I will never ever select one of their products from your shelves.
Here is an excerpt from the Eden Food's 2013 complaint to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan:
The Affordable Care Act, through a Mandate from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, attacks and desecrates a foremost tenet of the Catholic Church, as stated by Pope Paul VI in His 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, that "any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation, whether as an end or as a means"—including contraception, abortion, and abortifacients—is immoral and unnatural.To imagine the management of a for-profit corporation imposing those beliefs upon its employees is profoundly chilling. Please consider the implications of continuing your business relationship with Eden Foods.
Thank you for all you do and for all your employees do.
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