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[Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'
On Top Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/03/2014 12:49:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods.

Hobby Lobby challenged the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) requirement that insurance health plans include coverage for FDA-approved contraception, arguing that the law violates the company's religious freedom.

“In this case, the owners happen to be deeply Christian; one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees,” Takei said in a blog post. “As many have pointed out, Hobby Lobby is the same company that invests in Pfizer and Teva Pharmaceuticals, makers of abortion inducing-drugs and the morning after pill. It also buys most of its inventory from China, where forced abortions are common. The hypocrisy is galling.”

“Hobby Lobby is not a church. It's a business – and a big one at that. Businesses must and should be required to comply with neutrally crafted laws of general applicability. Your boss should not have a say over your healthcare. Once the law starts permitting exceptions based on 'sincerely held religious beliefs' there's no end to the mischief and discrimination that will ensue. Indeed, this is the same logic that certain restaurants and hotels have been trying to deploy to allow proprietors to refuse service to gay couples.”

Takei urged readers to boycott the national craft store chain.

“While we work to overturn this decision by legislation, people of good conscious should BOYCOTT any for-profit business, including Hobby Lobby, which chooses to impose its religious beliefs on its employees. The only way such companies ever learn to treat people with decency and tolerance is to hit them where it counts – in their pocketbooks. I won't be shopping there, and women everywhere should exercise their right of protest and refuse to shop there as well,” Takei said.


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Religion; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: abortion; contraception; contraceptives; hobbylobby; homosexualagenda; sharia; takei; television
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Gee, I was hopping he'd weigh in. I wonder what Walter Koenig and D.C. Fontana think?

I'm pretty sure that the owners of Hobby Lobby aren't worried about Mr. Sulu and his followers boycotting their craft stores.

1 posted on 07/03/2014 12:49:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

george, go redecorate or something.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 12:50:42 AM PDT by kingattax (a real American would rather die on his feet than live on his knees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why are liberals leaping to islamophobia in order to try and make a point?...since when do they distrust muslims?


3 posted on 07/03/2014 12:51:27 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>>declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees’ access to certain birth control methods<<<

Are Hobby Lobby Executives blocking the entrances to Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens so people can’t go there and pay $9 for Birth Control? When did that happen?


4 posted on 07/03/2014 12:57:07 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I liked him a lot more when you never heard from him.


5 posted on 07/03/2014 12:59:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Crim

Situational ethics. It’s all the rage these days, especially with the cool kids.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 1:00:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Cincinatus
He made me want to hurl on The Big Bang Theory.
7 posted on 07/03/2014 1:02:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...certain restaurants and hotels have been trying to deploy to allow proprietors to refuse service to gay couples"

I'm a little sick of this idea that gays or anyone else have a right to force others to serve them.
8 posted on 07/03/2014 1:06:38 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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“one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees”

That’s not analogous.

Hobby Lobby is not imposing any behavior on it’s employees.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 1:08:06 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“While we work to overturn this decision by legislation”

Another example of the left’s fascism on display. Take note of this, its another occasion on which the mask slips, and at this point, the mask is practically falling off. I’d say what I think should be done with anti-constitutional traitors like this faggot, but since he’s just a washed up never-was actor who takes it up the ass, I won’t bother


10 posted on 07/03/2014 1:08:48 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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So, we're taking moral and legal instruction from a guy who was literally one step in the food chain above Red Shirt Ensign on a television program that lasted all of three seasons, 45 years ago?

Some people simply don't understand their place in the Great Plan.

11 posted on 07/03/2014 1:09:58 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

It’s called indentured servitude. It was all the rage a couple of hundred years ago and is making a startling comeback under a (partially) black president.


12 posted on 07/03/2014 1:10:36 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: FredZarguna
Pretty much. Although he was in the Star Trek movies, too. But is there any actor above the Z-list who hasn't appeared in some form of that franchise?
13 posted on 07/03/2014 1:13:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The point is that government should infringe religious practice and belief as little as possible, and only for a very good reason. Aspects of shariah law would be intolerable, although even there, if a burkha was mandated for women, one could choose not to work there. Here, the government is forcing owners of a private company to pay for actions that go against their beliefs, a ridiculous and unnecessary law in any event since birth control costs practically nothing and is hardly being “denied” by the employer.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 1:15:58 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lefties like to distract when they have no ideas to counter an opposing arguement. Sharia isn’t relevant but to answer, if the govt was telling a Muslim owned company to buy pork for its employees than that company would win with the SC based on this decision.

Notice how lefties never use that scenerio!


15 posted on 07/03/2014 1:51:49 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Unam Sanctam

Many companies require employees wear their clothes a certain way or wear uniforms so a burka would be just another uniform.


16 posted on 07/03/2014 1:54:53 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Businesses must and should be required to comply with neutrally crafted laws...

Hey George, show me ONE "neutrally crafted law" ANYWHERE. C'mon, something agenda-free. Just one, George. C'mon, you can do it...

Not.

17 posted on 07/03/2014 2:11:35 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sharia law and a business were in question, I would assume the out come would be the same. If a business wants to adhere to Sharia law and you don’t like it, don’t go to work for them.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 2:32:27 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does Ensign Rump Ranger give a rat’s ass about abortions?

It’s not like it will ever affect him.


19 posted on 07/03/2014 2:47:15 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I won't be shopping there, and women everywhere should exercise their right of protest and refuse to shop there as well,” Takei said.

A rather hollow threat since Hobby Lobby doesn't sell Gerbils.

20 posted on 07/03/2014 2:49:36 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: FredZarguna
So, we're taking moral and legal instruction from a guy who was literally one step in the food chain above Red Shirt Ensign on a television program that lasted all of three seasons, 45 years ago?

How about "So, we're taking moral and legal instruction about our future from a guy who, by choice, cannot procreate and cannot possibly have any standing in a discussion about procreation.

21 posted on 07/03/2014 3:04:40 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ISN’T_HE_THAT_GAY_GUY_PING


22 posted on 07/03/2014 3:10:26 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So their refusal to pay for abortions is the same as sharia? Boy is he stupid.


23 posted on 07/03/2014 3:42:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Few things more pathetic (and less relevant) than an aging queen.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 3:45:11 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods.

How is it blocking their access? They can't get it any other way?

Propaganda is propaganda, and the "news" media sure are good at it.

25 posted on 07/03/2014 3:45:23 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I find galling is that one has to claim some religious belied to be free. That can’t last. Once you start dividing freedom you end up with less and less. I’m sure the founding fathers never envisioned a time when the fist amendment had to be invoked to escape such coercive federal dictates. Long live King George!


26 posted on 07/03/2014 3:50:07 AM PDT by all the best
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Yo, Takei, a couple questions...

1st: How has it become to pass we buy so much from China? Could it be policies dictated by your butt-buddy supporters enablers on Capitol Hill?

2nd: Hobby Lobby only refuses to pay directly for its employees' abortifacients. They're not trying to forbid their use by said employees.

3rd: Bugger off!

27 posted on 07/03/2014 3:51:55 AM PDT by W. (Obama's "presidency" has been nothing but a form of welfare for his family, friends and supporters.)
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Your boss should not have a say over your healthcare.

Then your boss shouldn't have to pay for your condoms.

28 posted on 07/03/2014 3:54:13 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees' access to certain birth control methods.

Nothing is blocked. They can open up their own wallets like they did a few months ago.
29 posted on 07/03/2014 3:55:19 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong."-Ted Cruz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Always embarrassing the captain.


30 posted on 07/03/2014 3:56:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Romans had the right idea about actors. They treated them the same as gladiators and prostitutes; merely a form of entertainment. Only this country listens to what actors have to say on some subject. We might as well ask the neighborhood streetwalker what she thinks about QE3.


31 posted on 07/03/2014 3:58:23 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speak now while you are able George because under Sharia law your days would be numbered. Remember under Sharia law their is no “going boldly where no man has gone”.


32 posted on 07/03/2014 4:02:42 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Kickass Conservative

No one is blocking anyone. Go to Planned Parenthood or your local drug store.


33 posted on 07/03/2014 4:02:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to print out my Hobby Lobby coupon now.


34 posted on 07/03/2014 4:03:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Dear George Takei,

Hobby Lobby is about religious freedom and not about contraception. Our Constitution affirms free exercise of religion and not “free worship”. Free exercise means that a person can live his/her life according to the dictates of his/her faith. Free worship means what goes on behind the doors of a building on worship day. Hobby Lobby’s owners are well within their right of ‘free exercise’ to ask for a readily available abortifacient not to be forced on them because it violates their religious beliefs.

Now, what government is forcing Sharia Law on the health care policies of Hobby Lobby? HL is not forcing anything on their employees. They were asking for a reprieve from a practice that the government was forcing on them. Is ObamaCare forcing Sharia on everyone, and Hobby Lobby is ready to go along with it? I don’t think so.

In short, George, you have it backward. Hobby Lobby is not the one who was doing the forcing.

And, just so you think before you go there. Contraceptives are not illegal now. They are just as legal as ever. They can be bought in multiple places and in many cases over the counter.

What is different is that, because Hobby Lobby has a religious objection to abortion, Hobby Lobby isn’t being forced to provide abortion causing drugs to their employees .


35 posted on 07/03/2014 4:07:55 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George Takei: terrible at acting and at Constitutional law!


36 posted on 07/03/2014 4:11:03 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George is just angry he is not a woman.


37 posted on 07/03/2014 4:17:29 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oooh, myyyy...


38 posted on 07/03/2014 4:18:09 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Flick Lives

We might as well ask the neighborhood streetwalker what she thinks about QE3.

I would bet that the neighborhood streetwalker has a better grasp of economics than most actors/actresses.


39 posted on 07/03/2014 4:23:42 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Lockbox

Well, except on Man-love Thursday. Ask anyone who served in the Rockpile about THAT. . .


40 posted on 07/03/2014 4:28:10 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Boycott George Takei !!!

(George WHO?)

Leni

41 posted on 07/03/2014 4:38:31 AM PDT by MinuteGal (The Infernal Revenue Service - forever to be known as the BS-IRS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

besides religious bigotry, can anyone tell me why the fags care about this?


42 posted on 07/03/2014 4:45:45 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Sulu, if it was a Muslim organization, they’d be trying to behead you.


43 posted on 07/03/2014 4:46:51 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Regressive Rat misses the root cause.

Hobby Lobby offers 16 of the 20 birth control methods on the market.

They have have 20 forms of birth control on the market to satisfy the divergent and varied needs of free individuals. Every person is unique, and only that person understands and determines which product is best for there personal situation.

The Government wants to impose, by force, a standard solution onto a free people.

The vast majority will have a problem with the Government “solution”.
Government is not the solution, Government is the Problem


44 posted on 07/03/2014 4:50:57 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

45 posted on 07/03/2014 4:57:15 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Lockbox

one wonders whether the case would have come out differently if a Muslim-run chain business attempted to impose Sharia law on its employees...

Of course, because Sharia dissenters are quickly silenced when their head is separated from their body at the neck


46 posted on 07/03/2014 4:57:19 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Observant Jews don’t work on Saturday, George, They impose this shutdown on all employees, contractors and customers. File a lawsuit, schmuck.


47 posted on 07/03/2014 5:09:07 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody should be forced to pay for an abortion. The fascists think the state has ultimate power as was shown in Star Trek.

Pray America wakes up


48 posted on 07/03/2014 5:24:20 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Putin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

George his happy to impose gay on everybody


49 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:33 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; GeronL
RE:”Out actor George Takei has criticized a Supreme Court decision declaring that some for-profit companies may block their employees’ access to certain birth control methods.”

This shows the ludicrousness of liberals.

A self-declared homo complaining about not getting free abortion pills from Hobby Lobby, where he doesn't work.
You cant get other men knocked up George(except maybe with HIV) , nature doesn't work that way. .

Melissa Harris Perry calls this ‘Being a good ally’

50 posted on 07/03/2014 6:02:25 AM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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