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.
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