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Hobby Lobby Hypocrisy
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?
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.