Skip to comments.8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose(They're mad!)
Posted on 06/30/2014 9:29:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The owners of a chain of stores called Hobby Lobby don't like Obamacare. In particular, they really don't like the part that requires insurance companies to cover contraceptives. Normally, people who don't like a law petition the government to change that law. That's how a nation of laws works.
But these men are Christians. The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Christian business owners are special. Their deeply held religious belief that some particular form of contraception is immoral carries more weight than the force of law, five conservative Christian justices ruled. The court -- in a fairly bald admission that its ruling is incoherent -- added that no general amnesty from other laws should be assumed to be the result of its ruling and that its reasoning was strictly limited to women's contraception. Such a limitation raises legitimate questions about the rather perverted and obsessive minds of the five men who made the ruling, but it also carries little legal weight. Precedent is precedent, whether the precedent-setters say so or not.
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wondered aloud in her dissent, "Would the exemption ... extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah's Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus)?"
As long as we're doing a la carte law-abiding, here are a few additional ones that could become optional to certain people with deeply held beliefs.
Entire colonies of people are dedicated to the belief that being compelled to wear clothes is wrong. Others don't believe they should be compelled to make love only indoors. Don't wanna see this on your Saturday stroll? Hey, freedom isn't free.....
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Ummm. The aborticient mandate is not law. It was not passed by Congress.
They’re not even clever.
leftists ignore laws they do not like all the time
A story the other day had a little kid drop is pants in the playground. He is now for evermore labeled a sexual deviant. This is insanity promulgated by liberals, not conservatives.
Yes. It should anyway, because the gov't should not be forcing employers to provide health insurance to their employees, and so it would be completely up to the employer what to provide, and to the employees whether to work there.
“Normally, people who don’t like a law petition the government to change that law. That’s how a nation of laws works.”
You know, I don’t remember the gays and their supporters waiting for Congress and the state legislatures to act on gay marriage, but went to the courts instead... More open hypocrisy from the left.
I thought you couldn’t post from Huff Post. In general, they’re *ssh*les.
Ah, the “vanilla religion” scores one... NO FAIR
It’s a grim world out there for little Ryan the pothead. You want some cheese with that whine Skippy?
I guess this was such a special kind of stupid that Jim Rob suspended the rule.
The author, Ryan Grimm, comes off like a pissed off pre teen.
How about Congress and their staff?
Oh, I see - it's safet to attack the Christian.
‘Cause, you know, everybody wants to blame them for everything.
Everybody knows that only Tea partiers can be hypocrites. /s
I’d hope you’d get to pick who you cater to. People have had to shut down their businesses or perform work (and attend remedial classes) for people they feel are throwing their religion back in their face.
Their deeply held religious belief that some particular form of contraception is immoral carries more weight than the force of law
NO you silly children. The constitution trumps unconstitutional laws.
These kids honestly believe that people should only be allowed to exercise their religious beliefs within the walls of their church or home. That’s not how it works.
Their Dear Leader is picking and choosing so why can’t everyone else?
It’s got the left attacking the left and muslims. Awesome!
Pass the popcorn.
Poor, disgruntled little intern.
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