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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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"...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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“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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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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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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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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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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