Skip to comments.[Star Trek's] George Takei Calls Hypocrisy In Hobby Lobby Ruling 'Galling'
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.
I'm pretty sure that the owners of Hobby Lobby aren't worried about Mr. Sulu and his followers boycotting their craft stores.
george, go redecorate or something.
Why are liberals leaping to islamophobia in order to try and make a point?...since when do they distrust muslims?
>>>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?
I liked him a lot more when you never heard from him.
Situational ethics. It’s all the rage these days, especially with the cool kids.
“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.
“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
Some people simply don't understand their place in the Great Plan.
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.
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.
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!
Many companies require employees wear their clothes a certain way or wear uniforms so a burka would be just another uniform.
Hey George, show me ONE "neutrally crafted law" ANYWHERE. C'mon, something agenda-free. Just one, George. C'mon, you can do it...
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.
Why does Ensign Rump Ranger give a rat’s ass about abortions?
It’s not like it will ever affect him.
A rather hollow threat since Hobby Lobby doesn't sell Gerbils.
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.
So their refusal to pay for abortions is the same as sharia? Boy is he stupid.
Few things more pathetic (and less relevant) than an aging queen.
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.
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!
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!
Then your boss shouldn't have to pay for your condoms.
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.
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”.
No one is blocking anyone. Go to Planned Parenthood or your local drug store.
I’m going to print out my Hobby Lobby coupon now.
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 .
George Takei: terrible at acting and at Constitutional law!
George is just angry he is not a woman.
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.
Well, except on Man-love Thursday. Ask anyone who served in the Rockpile about THAT. . .
besides religious bigotry, can anyone tell me why the fags care about this?
Hey Sulu, if it was a Muslim organization, they’d be trying to behead you.
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
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
Observant Jews don’t work on Saturday, George, They impose this shutdown on all employees, contractors and customers. File a lawsuit, schmuck.
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
George his happy to impose gay on everybody
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’