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Wed Nov 27, 2013, 10:37 AM

Hobby Lobby is a threat to your religious freedom. And your health. And your wallet.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/hobby-lobby-is-a-threat-to-your-religious-freedom-and-your-health-and-your-wallet/

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Remember Animal Farm, where everyone was equal, but some were “more equal than others”? That is what the Supreme Court is all too likely to decide. Don’t scoff, they did it before with the Citizen’s United ruling, in which they decreed that while we all have the right to freedom of speech, rich people have more free speech than do the rest of us.

We are talking about a potential assault on the very principles on which our nation was founded, and on which our Constitution was based. The idea that your boss’s religious beliefs can overrule yours is not all that different from having your government’s religious beliefs likewise trump yours. This would completely take away our constitutional freedom of religion as hitherto guaranteed under the Establishment Clause.


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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

1. Also, it's a creepy place to shop, only went in once or twice, the store just

had a weird aura about it IMO.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 10:52 AM

2. Never been in one.

But I am neither artsy nor crafty, so I never had a reason to to do so.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 11:25 AM

3. I think their stores are nice - clean & well organized. They don't look cluttered & trashy.

That said, I will never step in one again.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 12:03 PM

4. Never been in one.

Not my kind if merchandise. If it were, I would've taken my business elsewhere.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 02:08 PM

5. Definitely!!! I used to go there occasionally until I learned what they are all about, no more now.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 02:13 PM

6. Once upon a time (less than 3 years ago) there was no

legal construct that would allow an employer to interfere with my reproductive freedom. When "The Law" demanded my birth control become attached to my employer my employer became attached to my birth control.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 02:19 PM

7. Do they cover Viagra?

Do they cover Viagra? Seems rather sexist if they do.
I just saw a story last night on some channel where the employer wanted to cover contraceptives as it was cheaper than covering a birth and the resulting care for the baby/child. This reminds me "Every Sperm is Sacred" in Monty Python. Are we still living in the 50s?
I've never even seen a Hobby Lobby, are they in California?

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 02:25 PM

8. All of Hobby Lobby's junk merchandise is made in China, a country of anti-Christianity

and forced abortions. How do you say HYPOCRISY!

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 03:57 PM

9. I encourage everyone to click the link and read the comments.

The Arbourist is ripping up wingnut balderdash. Just a bit of his response:

“Contraception is no different from any other medicine. It improves the quality of life and saves lives. But if contraception were to go on the chopping block then here are 10 other therapies that employers could say falls foul of their religion and deny coverage:

1) Blood transfusions (Jehovah’s WItness)

2) Organ transplants (Jehovah’s Witness)

3) Antidepressants (Scientology)

4) Addiction medicine (Scientology)

5) In vitro fertilization (Catholicism)

6) Antibiotics (Christian Scientist)

7) Screening for sexually transmitted diseases (Catholicism, no one is ever having sex outside of marriage so STD screening is not needed)

8) Tissue and skin grafts that leave the body to be prepared for implant/use (Jehovah’s Witness)

9) Treatment of alcohol intoxication and alcohol abuse (Islam, Mormon and all the other religions that forbid alcohol consumption)

10) Treatment of trichinellosis (a parasitic brain worm) from pork consumption (Judaism)”
.

Y'all go read it, and then check out his other writing. A great talent is he.

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Response to riqster (Original post)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 03:59 PM

10. It has been suggested that employers could use this to dodge providing health care altogether

 

by claiming to be Christian Scientists.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024100657



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Response to KamaAina (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 27, 2013, 04:03 PM

11. Or stop their employees from getting it at all.

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