Monday, June 30, 2014

High Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court today ruled 5-4 in favor of Hobby Lobby in the company's lawsuit against the federal government mandating that Hobby Lobby supply birth control as part of its government mandated health care coverage. For those who don't understand the importance of this ruling, this article I published over a year ago will give background. Not everyone will agree with the judgment of the United States Supreme Court, but in my opinion, this is one of the more significant (and good) rulings in the last 30 years. It will be interesting to see how the court's ruling will be challenged by companies which are publicly held entities (unlike Hobby Lobby) and desire the same freedom. Today is definitely a small step forward in the right direction.


John said...

Praise God!

Anonymous said...

This is the best news I have heard in a long time. Thank goodness the Supreme Court is reigning in this out of control President.

Anonymous said...

Everybody buy more hobby-related things in support now!

Dan from Georgia said...

Anonymous...not if you want to buy something chipped, cheap, or broken :)

Dan from Georgia said...

BTW, I do shop occasionally at Hobby Lobby, but I do avoid the chipped merchandise!

Christiane said...

for all of us tempted to get caught up in the fray of 'the culture wars', here is some food for thought by way of contrast . .

today I am reminded of the words from a prayer-poem written by a friend’s daughter Anne, a girl raised in the Quaker faith:

“Too often, I hear only judgments and anger ringing through my head,
and I cannot be a source of hope.

I want to cry.
I want to scream to Heaven:
Make me better!
Let me embrace all broken things–
unlimbed spiders,
the curled corpse of a rat,
drug-addicted mothers,
my humanly perfect son,
my aging face–
with tenderness.

Let me stop being that thing against which anything, everything, can break.”

Anonymous said...

Here's a great article:

well worth the read.

Curious Thinker said...

I tend to try to avoid posting on political issues but I will make the exception and be in the minority on this topic. I read your other post on this matter and couldn't really understand your point about Germany or the Orwellian State. The law the Supreme Court overruled was meant to ensure women will be covered with contraceptives which consists of birth control and the morning after pill. I understand some Christian-based companies not being forced to do anything that compromises their faith but I don't see that birth control or the morning after pill is killing unborn life having researched further information. These methods are made to prevent pregnancy. I myself find myself torn on this Supreme Court event because I do support freedom of religion and faith-based companies right not to go against their faith but other hand don't share the anti-contraceptives beliefs which I differentiate from killing unborn life. Didn't mean to rant to long and my views may not be popular on this blog but just wanted to put it out there. God Bless

Doug Martin said...

As one who has been and is now living in another country sharing the GOOD NEWS of Jesus, I am posting the following VERY GRAPHIC blog-site about what I call "The American Holocaust" to encourage ALL of my fellow patriots to speak out with increased vigor in explaining why this ruling was necessary to the culture at large. I pray that the Lord will provide space to repent even as I tremble over the enormity of the impending judgment this Holocaust portends.

ScottShaver said...

Wasn't this a one-run-ballgame on the SC actual vote count?

Pleased with the outcome, not with the margin.