Hobby Lobby is a Christian-owned reatail chain. The company has issued a statement in opposition to Obamacare’s requirement that businesses pay for the so-called “morning after” pill.
The company self-insures. It does not rely on third-party health insurance.
If it is out of compliance by January 1, 2013, it could cost the firm up to $1.3 million a day in fines.
The founder and CEO of the company says this: “By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow. We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”
There are 500 stores nationally. It is closed on Sundays. So, it has shown that it is willing to sacrifice profits for principle.
The issue is abortion, says the company’s lawyer.
There are 27 other lawsuits against the plan.
The company is facing a boycott. The boycott’s organizers insist that the company’s refusal to fund abortion will next try resist cancer treatments. Here is their specific line of reasoning.
“They could do such things as not cover cancer treatment because it’s “playing God”. Hobby Lobby has NO right to deny certain procedures or medications that are LEGAL to their employees based on their own beliefs.”
Any outfit that has that weak an argument should be ignored on the grounds that it regards its supporters as imbeciles.
Once again, we see what happens when civil government invades the marketplace. It is not that researchers who are seeking a cure for cancer are guilty of playing God. It is that politicians, by imposing compulsory healing, are playing God in the name of the State, which claims messianic authority. To resist the healing State is a crime in the eyes of politicians and their constituent voting blocs.
Physician, heal thyself!
Nobody is FORCED to work at Hobby Lobby. If you want your insurance to cover murdering a child pre-birth, then go work at Planned Parenthood, ACORN, or the Democrat Party.
As for boycotting a Christian owned and operated business, that worked well with Chic-fil-a, didn't it?
Amen to that. They have choices but they don't want Hobby Lobby to have any. Hobby Lobby has my business.
It's cheaper for companies to simply stop offering health insurance.
The fine is much cheaper than picking up most of the actual cost of care, whether or not the company self-insures.
And at this point there's still some debate as to whether or not the IRS can even legally collect those fines, so dropping health coverage might be even cheaper for employers.
The gullible public voting for Obamacare thinks they are getting all these services free…they are not. Hobby Lobby has to go against their religious beliefs and the cost of supplying pills will be passed on to the customers walking through their doors via higher prices.
I’ll vote for a hobby before this lobby.
Hmmm…is an employer legally required to carry insurance coverage for its employees? Maybe that is how Usurpercare is repealed? Never mind the fact that EVERYTHING done while this usurper occupies the oval office is null and void ab initio for the obvious reasons that he is a fraud. But the employers are going to figure out that it is not worth hiring employees if they must carry health insurance for them and be forced to endure the sacrifice of principles and heed corruption. Jobs will disappear, employees will become 1099 contractors exclusively, and once one is personally responsible for paying the insurance regardless of gainful work, then Usurpercare will be repealed.
I stand with Hobby Lobby!
I'm for any company that takes a principled stand against the federal government. It's become nothing but an organized criminal outfit that uses extortion and violence to enforce compliance with its destructive policies. At some point a nominally free people have to take a stand when government becomes so oppressive and threatening. It's destroying this country and taking us all down with it. To resist is just a survival mechanism of living things.
Don't you relkigious zealots realize that any kind of birth control is cheaper than welfare and a lifetime of free medical. Your taxes pay for the welfare and free medical so it would cost less to pay for the birth control. I will gladly have my tax dollars fund any kind of birth control anyone wants, cheaper than welfare Fewer liberal voters too.
Wish there were Hobby Lobbies here..have had occasion to go to one of two in Ok. and elsewhere but not here in lala land.Lots of stores and businesses are closed on Sundays and are just fine.If one does not like the policies for employees , then go find a job elsewhere..no one it making anyone work anywhere (yet) . oh yes, forgot,,that is part of the obama plan..and how much one can make and what one may eat, drink, believe, think, live, drive,breathe etc. All the better to control the masses.
How about some personal responsibility..?? oh ,,you must be one who thinks the world owes you a living and anything your heart desires. No free lunch…or…how about you personally paying for everyone's birth control? and maybe you can control people's sex lives and behaviors??
Muslims are exempt from Obama Care … a Biblical Christian organization should also be exempt.
However, after throwing God out of government, Obama will not tax Satan and they must kill all remnants of the Judeo-Christian faith.
You're assuming that someone born because birth control isn't provided by an employer will use "welfare and a lifetime of free medical." Hmmm. What are you saying? Oh, and even if that happened, it isn't about the money for those opposed to the mandate. You financial zealots are worshiping at the altar of money. Of course, maybe that's not what you are. MAYBE you are an Obamian and have, shall we say, ideas of forced collectivism.
Yep, the commies protest the death penalty for a child killer but don't object to killing unborn babies…….
…..and hypocritical statement that "we would never condemn someone's religious beliefs" but the Catholic Church must provide contraceptives, no matter that it goes against THEIR beliefs…
more proof that liberalism is a mental disorder!
YOU ARE CORRECT,these people who think it's free are going to have a big shock coming…………..cause baby NOTHIN IS FREE,you WILL PAY one way or another, these poor ignorant imbeciles, not one thought in their head of their own.
And yet again, the answer is LESS LAWS and not more. When people say that the government doesn't allow this or that, I usually agree. But when they say that the answer is more laws, I absolutely disagree. The reason this business is being threatened by this crisis is not because of their faith. It is probably because the law requires them to hire people who may not share their faith. The only valid solution to this problem is to repeal THAT law. The business should be free to hire (and not hire) any person whom they desire, for any reason. Let the paying customer decide whether or not it is a good idea.
Repeat after me: "This is NOT the role of government!"
that is the plan, everyone drops private health insurance, insurance companies go out business because they have no payers and everyone has to go on the mandated limited death panel government healthcare plan, and be careful what you sign it might be a DNR. as might be included in obamacare package., and any healthcare plan the people get and must [if any] will have to be approved by the a health czar which is not likely. Sorry Virginia their is no more santa, angels, unicorns or tooth fairies.
Obama is a very sick, mentally sick… a narcissistic who believes that he can "Calm the Waters" and "Heal The Planet"…Of course the lying Lame Media love to inflate that air bag every day to what effect? Global riots in the Muslim World caused by him and Hillary….Both are equally guilty of crimes against 4 Great Patriots….their blood is on their backs for life…He is disgusting…Imagine this…his people have a NEW Obama flag…with The Hollyweirds pledging their allegiance to it/him …His NEW name is…Rapper…MC Bama he now has a new song "you didn't build that" that is stupid and creepy…I just can't believe that the citizens of this great country will vote for the fraud again certainly not after this OzeroNightmare…
OMG…I say to myself whenever I hear that stupid name for a president…He has a Muslim name and all the while he calls himself a "Christian"
OMG= Obama Must Go…
Buy at Hobby Lobby!