Friday, December 21, 2012

Hobby Lobby Round 2

Having lost round one of religious rights vs Obamacare, the founder of Hobby Lobby vows to take his battle to the next level.

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to shield Hobby Lobby Stores from the Obama administration's contraception mandate -- and the fines that come with it for not complying -- in a blow to the largest employer to challenge the ObamaCare rule. 
In response, the Christian-owned company vowed to appeal the case to the Supreme Court. 
CEO David Green, who had taken his case to the appeals court after losing in a lower-court ruling, had argued that his family would have to either "violate their faith by covering abortion-causing drugs or be exposed to severe penalties." 

Fox News

We posted on this earlier, prior to the election.

That was then, this is now and it seems obvious that a country founded on the principle of religious freedom will be bulldozed over by the federal government's desire to control and dictate every aspect of our lives.

Apparently a woman's right to "free" contraception medication trumps our rights to religious expression.

If the Supreme Court takes up the case, it would only be deciding narrowly on whether to give Hobby Lobby a temporary reprieve, as opposed to ruling on the merits of the mandate itself. 
There are currently more than 40 cases pending against that rule, though the Supreme Court has not yet stepped into the fray. 
Which court will show up?

The one that blessed the Obamacare mandate but also decided it was a tax, or the court that says our rights as individuals shall not be trampled upon?

Thanks to Henry Stern
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