The villain here is not the business, it is the government that gives the lobbyist a special privilege. The government should refuse all lobbyist, then the situation would never occur. I wouldn't sponsor this Buddhist coop you describe. Refusing to do something is not work. I am only interested to support creative work, not refusal to do whatever. But I would pay an Indian outsourcing company for computer services, even if its members are religious in whatever ways.
I think you misunderstood me. The coop can do whatever, it doesn't matter. It just refuses to deal with lobbyists as a business policy in the course of its actions.
> The villain here is not the business
It's not about who's the villain. It's about the fact that refusing to do business with such people is a pro-free market activity, much like teaching people not to go outside alone in a crime-ridden district in the middle of the night is an anti-crime activity even though it doesn't directly harm a single criminal.
Wow, never thought I would be arguing over what was essentially a joke