There is so much misinformation out there regarding this ruling. To be honest, I’m not even sure it’s misinformation but rather it’s purposeful. It’s a method to attack people with religious affiliations. Think about it. Regligion can be openly attacked. No other group can be attacked the way those of faith can.
But onto the ruling. No, Hobby Lobby is not controlling women. This is nothing more than a lie. It’s as simple as that. They are not discriminating, they are not firing women on birth control.
In fact, they actually DO cover most birth control! They cover 16 out of 20 birth control methods mandated by Obamacare. The only four they don’t are what are considered ending life contraceptives. In other words, they are technically abortions.
This fight wasn’t about controlling women, it wasn’t about birth control. It was about freedom. The freedom to be able to own a company and not be forced to abandon other beliefs.
Some say this will snowball and employers will be able to control us. No, it just means we can’t control them and their beliefs. Would it be right for me to go into a muslim business and demand they serve me bacon? No, it wouldn’t. And I certainly wouldn’t be so bigoted as to demand they do. Which is what folks who are upset at Hobby Lobby are doing. They are forcing THEIR beliefs on Hobby Lobby. How is it any different than what they claim Hobby Lobby is doing (even though that’s not what is happening at all)?
We are guaranteed a first amendment right to freedom of religion.
Alway have, and as long as I live and breath, we always will.
I just wonder why the left is so upset at this ruling? Why are they upset that the court ruled in favor of freedom of religion? (By the way, the ruling was in favor of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, that was signed into law by lefty hero Bill Clinton).
When we demand that others change to accomodate us, especially their beliefs, we become bigots. And that’s exactly what has happened in this case. Those who are upset at the ruling or upset at the family (yes, family, Hobby Lobby is a privately owned business) for exercising their 1st Amendment rights, are indeed bigots.
If you want to play the slippery slope card, then what if the court ruled against Hobby Lobby? You would not be free to exercise YOUR beliefs. No blogs, no opinion, forced to do things you feel are wrong.
This isn’t a defeat for birth control (remember, Hobby Lobby still covers 16 types of birth control). It’s not a win for religious fundamentalists.
It’s a win for freedom.
You may not like it… but it’s just the Grim Truth!