Hobby Lobby: The First Martyr Under Obamacare?
Following that same argument, Hobby Lobby is arguing that I should be exempt from paying any federal taxes to be used by the Defense Department or CIA killing of the innocent in drone attacks, or by the Justice Department or my state to lock up brown people in disproportionate numbers to white people for the same crimes, right? I’d also like a refund of all the Federal tax money that was used to pay for the invasion, occupation, and destruction of Vietnam and Iraq, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, the entire Department of Homeland Security, all foreign military bases, and 40 years of party primary elections. Then we can work on ending all tax-financed subsidies of any kind to private enterprise, and start making broadcast media pay for their share of public bandwith.
I have serious moral objections to my money paying for all of the above, but I can’t seem to find anyone willing to take me seriously. I guess I’m just not Christian enough for them.
Probably not. Don’t you know that the validity of your religion is directly correlated with your net worth? Only billionaire CEOs can afford to have crises of conscience nowadays.
I have a serious problem with this outside of the fact that Hobby Lobby is in violation of the law of the land and it’s the wording of their lawyer’s defense and the foundation of Hobby Lobby’s basis for what they are doing.
BELIEVING that something causes an abortion is not good enough to deny people healthcare. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that hormonal contraceptives DO NOT cause abortions. Can the owners of Hobby Lobby even tell me how they think hormonal contraceptives work?
Believing that something does something when there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that it doesn’t is merely denying reality. It’s delusional to believe that hormonal contraceptives cause abortions in the face of so much evidence that states they don’t and people’s healthcare is really not something where faith and belief are good enough reasons to deny such care.
The fact that Hobby Lobby is standing by this ridiculous claim when there is an astounding amount of evidence that disproves it really shows that the reason Hobby Lobby is fighting for this exemption is because the owners of it believe it is acceptable to force their religious beliefs on to their employees. Because if there’s one thing Jesus would do, it’s deny people health care, amirite?
But also, a corporation doesn’t have a faith. Therefore, it is impossible for the government to put a corporation in the position of choosing between its faith and the law.