Hobby Lobby Faces Millions In Fines Over Abortion Drug

When the Obama Administration issued the mandate requiring companies to provide insurance coverage including contraception and abortion drugs, it included an extremely narrow religious exemption. Opponents of the exemption pointed out that Jesus himself would not qualify, since one of the requirements to get the exemption is that you couldn’t serve people outside of your religion.

Most of the fight over the mandate has come from religious organizations — schools, hospitals and other charities…

  1. Jim Boyd

    Nowadays the Nazis running the death mills are modern American Liberals.  Der Schicklgruber would be proud of them.

  2. raycon and lindacon

    A gentle reminder: “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”  Deuteronomy 30:19

    Our nation has voted for it’s choice.  And God is not mocked.

  3. Brian Rants

    Good gosh. Hobby Lobby isn’t even taking a corporate position that the drugs should be illegal…they just don’t want to provide them. Unbelievable. The tolerazzi are not only intolerant of peaceful dissent, conscientious objection, but now must use the law to compel others to act according to their narrow views.

  4. Brian Rants

    Very good…but not very gentle :). What hurts me is people I love and care about who have the best of intentions, but are collectively making very dangerous choices for the future of our country.

    raycon and lindacon: A gentle reminder: “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”  Deuteronomy 30:19

    Our nation has voted for it’s choice.  And God is not mocked. · 8 minutes ago

  5. Nick Stuart

    Gleichschaltung. We’re being brought into line.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gleichschaltung

  6. Guruforhire

    They should close their shop and cancel the policies until such a time as this is resolved.

  7. The New Clear Option

    The grim thing with Hobby Lobby, as opposed to a similar situation from earlier this year with Chik-Fil-A, is that while lots of folks need to eat every day, not as many folks need a grapevine wreath or tchotchke to decorate their home several times a day, and their stores are neither as ubiquitous nor as immediately visable from major roadways as CFAs are. So they’re not as able to get the media visibility that can propel a groundswell of support the way CFA was. 

    What that means is, if they remain in business and fight, it’s probably not going to be long before they either have to close or capitualate (sorta the same thing, really).

    This makes as much sense as ‘sin’ taxes. Dear Leader wants mo’ money for his stash, so he runs the businesses that would pay taxes out of existence.

    I hope the Greens fight this, though, and I hope they refuse to pay any fines, ever.

  8. Merina Smith

    But it’s all OK because Sotomayor is a wise Latina.

  9. KC Mulville

    I’m still astounded how anyone could argue that failing to provide contraception violates civil rights.

    This “right” was “discovered” by a set of bureaucrats at HHS, and yet the liberal legal community is determined to impose it on everyone.

    This one just infuriates me. Most of the time I can blow off political disagreements, but this one is nothing more than a case of raw political power being masqueraded as political and moral authority.

    They don’t care about the consent of the governed; the underlying principles of running a government be damned.

  10. Crow

    Freedom of association? What freedom of association?

  11. Lamont Cranston

    I would hope that Hobby Lobby will refuse to provide the coverage–and will refuse to pay the fine. 

    And ask the federal government to send an agent to come collect it.

    And ask customers, their friends, and people who are concerned for religious liberty in this country to stand with them when the feds show up. 

    (Frankly, I’d hope local Chick-Fil-A franchisers would cater the event.)

  12. cdor

    If they refuse to oblige,  the Feds will seize their bank accounts. The Greens cannot refuse to pay. They can only close their stores. This is disgusting. It is also just the beginning.

  13. Whiskey Sam

    I would be more sanguine about their chances if people actually cared about their rights.  Outside a protracted and costly court battle, no one will do a thing about the trampling of religious liberty.  It used to be something worth fighting for.  Americans used to be willing to defy the federal government when it was wrong.

  14. Goldgeller

    I feel sorry for the Hobby Lobby people. Nut at least women aren’t in binders.

  15. tabula rasa

    Several of my favorite quotes on “bureaucracy,” all of which apply here:

    “These corrupt bureaucracies are contemptuous of the people, in whose name they so piously speak.”  [Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences]

     “Power without wisdom.”  [Richard Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences]

    “If you are going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy.  God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t.”  [Hyman Rickover]

     “Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”  [Honore de Balzac]

  16. Fastflyer

    Since when did religious freedom become an institutional right and not an individual right?

  17. KingsKnight1
    Fastflyer: Since when did religious freedom become an institutional right and not an individual right? · 0 minutes ago

    Exactly the point!

  18. Pilli

    Question:

    The Greens have to make a choice.

    1) Give in and keep their business and its hundreds of employees earning thereby keeping hundreds of people off unemployment and maybe off the streets yet forfeiting their Christian principles. 

    2) Fight, losing millions and then give in after having wasted tons of $$ that could have gone to better purposes (they are very philanthropic) while forfeiting their Christian principles.

    3)  Fight, losing millions and then closing the company putting hundreds out of work and ending what was a very good and charitable business yet keeping their Christian principles.

    4) Fight, lose millions and win keeping the company going and keeping a clear conscience (assumes they could actually win against the Federal government) and keeping their Christian principles.

    What is the “Best” choice?  What is the “Right” choice?  What will “Really” happen?

  19. raycon and lindacon

    By today’s standards the Green family are radicals.  They have strong Christian principles and are willing to risk all for those principles.  America was founded by men who believed the same way. 

    Then your question is; ‘Are the Green’s people who are willing to pledge their fortunes, their sacred honor, and, perhaps, even their lives?’

    Or is this the America where even one person cannot be found who has that courage?

    “”I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”  Ezekiel 22:30.

  20. Franciscus

    If you truly love American Freedom and Liberty, a line has to be drawn somewhere.  For the Greens they have drawn it here. 

    I support this fight to preserve a free society. It is difficult to make the decision about when you are willing to risk everything for American Ideals as Founded.  The Founders I believe would have gone all in as well, if not earlier.  This is a personal decision that unfortunately the entire nation will have to make. 

    What is your threshold?

    For anyone that doesn’t believe that national socialism will eventually drive towards total tyranny, you had better start playing out the current trend.  The leadership in American has no understanding of economics as it relates to our individual liberty.  This has led to misguided legislation such as Obamacare, and won’t stop until enough Americans finally put their foot down, and demand a limited government be brought back.

    FIGHT THE POWER!

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