Hobby Lobby Standing Up Against Obamacare

A lot of people have voiced their concern and disagreement with the health policy passed by President Obama, aka Obamacare. One company is doing more than voicing their concern and disagreement with it. They are openly defying Obamacare and may eventually end up putting themselves out of business over it.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/28/Hobby-Lobby-Defies-Obama-Administration-with-Civil-Disobedience-for-Religious-Liberty

Because Obamacare calls for companies to pay for drugs for their employees which knowingly cause abortions, Hobby Lobby is refusing to follow the requirements. Hobby Lobby is an openly Christian company which has a mission statement which calls for them to honor the Lord and support Biblical principles in the way they operate their business. The stores are closed on Sundays based on this principle. They feel by covering these drugs for their employees they are not supporting there principles.

I can certainly understand the need to better health care and affordable health care for all. And this is not the case of a company not wanting to provide health care for their employees. They are simply objecting to a requirement which they feel infringes on their religious beliefs. And since the government is not supposed to make any law which infringes upon religious beliefs I support their stance.

Unfortunately a Supreme Court Justice did not support their stance and denied their request for an emergency injunction. Because of this the company faces $1.3 million in fines per day. By the time their case gets heard by the Supreme Court and a ruling is given months from now the company could be responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.

I’m not sure how many companies can stay in business when faced with something along those lines. If the ruling is not found in their favor I could see the business closing. So all those employees Obamacare wants to cover with health insurance will be out of a job. Another small business, one of the groups this plan was not supposed to hurt, would be closed because of the plan.

I think any law or regulation made which forces citizens to go against their religious beliefs is unconstitutional. Unfortunately I doubt our law makers and government will see this the same way I or the owners of Hobby Lobby see this.

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3 Responses to Hobby Lobby Standing Up Against Obamacare

  1. I’m starting to straddle the fence on this subject. It is true that Gov and Religion is suppose to be separate. that part the Government is Wrong but on the other hand the Bible does talk about obeying the laws of the land. This subjects been on my heart at first I was with Hobby Lobby but I’m a bit torn to both sides.

    • joec0321 says:

      Obeying government authority yes. But there are also examples of times where law of the land was not followed in the Bible. Generally when it came to loving others as Jesus would love them. The Apostles come to mind. They were told they could not share the word of God yet they went and did so. Jesus himself broke laws by healing people and doing other things considered against the law on the Sabbath. If we simply took the government as final authority we would still have slaves, women would not have equal rights, and racism would still be considered acceptable. None of those things would fit into Jesus’s idea of loving others as you would love yourself. And neither does paying for abortion causing drugs.

  2. Obeying wrong laws is not what the Bible expects. I stand 100 percent behind Hobby Lobby.

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