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Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy

Updated on July 1, 2014

When one goes in front of the Supreme Court and argues a "sincere belief" against birth control based on religious belief, you would sincerely hope the Supreme Court would investigate that sincerity.

One would also hope the Supreme Court would note that Hobby Lobby is not a church, no one has told the owners they can not practice their religion. But they didn't, instead they expanded the religious rights of corporations into existence allowing them to oppress female employees with a new form of religion -- corporate profitability.

Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court of our demeaned the women of this nation and put the rights of a business above the rights of our citizens. They did this based on their aversion to "abortifacents" or what they believe to be abortifacents, even if science says they are not.

However, Hobby Lobby has been allowed to ignore science for their "sincere belief" that birth control methods are virtually all abortifacents and that it offends their religious sensibilities.

But the gross hypocrisy here is extensive.

Never Turn Down a Tax Break

Businesses have the option of not purchasing healthcare and paying their employees the difference. This would allow an employee to purchase their own insurance with their salary. However, if a company does that, they no longer get the big government tax break given to companies that buy insurance for their employees. So in order to maintain that sweet tax break and their supposed religious views, they set out to undermine the rights and privacy of their employees. Yesterday they succeeded in this effort.

Do you believe Hobby Lobby was "sincere" in their belief?

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Morals Don't Extend to Suppliers

Hobby Lobby sells a plethora of products manufactured in China. A nation that has laws limiting the number of children a woman can have and that allows the state to force a woman to have an abortion if she has already had a child. A set of laws that has led to a cultural attack on female infants -- men are more valued in their culture; women are still viewed as costly, so if a family is only allowed one child, they will abort or even kill female infants after they are born.

The Almighty Dollar May be Our Real God

The hypocrisy doesn't stop there though. Hobby Lobby may not want their employees to have access to birth control with what they view as Hobby Lobby money, but they will happily make money off investments on those same products.

The Washington Post reports Hobby Lobby has about $73 million invested in the company that makes the Plan B morning-after pill, another that makes a copper IUD, the maker of the abortion-inducing drugs and health companies that cover surgical abortions.

The religious values of this company seem to only extend to enhancing their profits and enforcing their religion on their employees and no further.

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    • tammybarnette profile image

      Tammy Barnette 

      4 years ago

      Excellent Hub! I am so happy to know that I am not the only person who sees this blatant undermining of the health care act. We have now established that businesses have the right to force their beliefs upon their employees. I seem to remember a non-discrimination law that this clearly flies in the face of...

      Mind you, I am a Christian and even I know this is all kinds of wrong and has nothing to do with Christianity! Thanks for a great read:)

    • Pragmatic Politic profile imageAUTHOR

      Pragmatic Politic 

      4 years ago from United States

      Gregas, they're not "supplying" birth control, they are providing a benefit in exchange for work called "health insurance."

      And again, if they are so set against birth control for religious reasons, perhaps you can explain where those beliefs go when they invest tens of millions into the companies that make those very products?

      There is no religious belief here, only greed and control and power.

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      Greg Schweizer 

      4 years ago from Corona, California.

      I believe that Hobby Lobby should have the right to supply what medical care they choose for their employees. If they don't want to supply birth control that should be their choice. I believe that should be the individuals responsibility anyway. What is the big deal anyway? My opinion, Greg

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