Lowes & Home Depot are almost always very next to each other. In fact, wherever one is built, the other will soon appear.
In my case, Loze is about 1/2 mile nearer than Home Despot.
Loze definitely had the more honest and straight forward project management (i.e. getting estimates to have work contracted) when I needed it. But this probably varies from store to store. Your mileage will vary, according to the kinds of local managers you have. I'm all for doing it myself... but when the project is big or expensive enough for the materials to be more expensive than the labor, it's so much better to have someone do it who already knows how.
Back on topic, I don't fucking hate Islam, any more than I fucking hate Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. There are violent fucktard examples and offshoots in EVERY religion.
For Christian fundies to go off is a minor positive for Loze. But this is just the usual tempest in a teacup.
I go to Loze first, because it's a little closer, and less inconvenient than Home Despot. If Home Despot were closer, they'd be first. But if it's not a trivial purchase, I check both, and others online, and as applicable, get estimates and compare warranties.
Best thing for lowest comparable price always wins.