Skip to main content

View Diary: Hobby Lobby's Obamacare Challenge Assumes Christianity as the One True Religion (123 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  ? (0+ / 0-)

    Since he owns the company any version of Christianity he believes in he gets to implement throughout the company.   If he was a pagan he could put pagan rituals in the company.  There is a separation of church and state as it relates to religion, that means any religion.    It is a very slippery slope when the government meddles in what they believe are rights as they relate to a private company.   Who gave the government the right to say every company has to pay for contraception/abortion/sex change, etc., for their workers?  That is not a right.  Frankly I do not care, but there are a lot of people that do.  If you believe that aborting a fetus is murder I will not argue with you.  If you believe it is not I will not argue either, I do not know.  But if I have business and I believe abortion  is murder I should not have to pay for it, the same holds true for contraceptives.  

    That is very clear, and it is based on my religious beliefs; the government has no right to intercede in my religious beliefs.  This is an area where Obama care will lose in the court battles, and frankly they should lose.  

    •  Your religious beliefs stop at my front door. (0+ / 0-)
      That is very clear, and it is based on my religious beliefs; the government has no right to intercede in my religious beliefs.
      When your religious beliefs interfere with my rights to healthcare, you have crossed the line.
      •  They do not interfer (0+ / 0-)

        If you work for this company you can buy your contraceptives or have an abortion, no one is stopping you.  But the company will not pay for it.   There is no legal right to health care.  However there clearly is a demarcation between religious rights and the government.

        •  Sorry, Stephen, but yes, there is a legal right to (0+ / 0-)

          healthcare.  Hobby Lobby must provide for their employees  or pay $1.3 million dollars per day for every day that they don't comply with the law.

          Oh, and that demarcation you speak of?  That would be called separation of Church and State.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site