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  •  Then why invoke a law in Denmark, which is (1+ / 0-)
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    nothing like the US, it even has a National Church.

    And the Mohel with Herpes--the Rabbi's duty is to make the child fit for membership in the Jewish faith/Community, however if he gives the child herpes on his genitals, he endangers the child's sexual health and ability to produce healthy children from that community, knowing that eventually that will be spread the spouse who then gives birth to the children.

    So that was and is a public health matter in which religion is an incidental, because it was not intended to give herpes to a child as part of the ritual circumcision.

    The Hobby Lobby Case is about a Business that hertofore had covered birth control options in their insurance, but decided not to, based on the religious grounds of the citizens who run the business. Blatantly ignoring the civil rights of the citizens who work there, and discriminating against said citizens due to their gender (female) and perceived sexual activity.

    When has Hobby Lobby mentioned Cialis, Viagra or Penis Pumps? Or any other medical intervention that may help a man achieve an erection which exists for the sole purpose of sexual intercourse.

    Not once.

    And does the Owner of that business or should the owner of that business have more rights than the employed? And if they do, does that violate our civil rights statutes and our labor laws regarding the wall of separation of church and state.

    Cows and Goats don't go to church. They are animals that are kept for meat and milk. You don't hire them, you buy them. They don't care what church you go to or don't go to. They don't vote, or write letters to a congressperson, nor do they finance PACs. So the argument of inhumanity towards animals is an entirely different discussion, whereas the inhumanity to other humans--that is the hobby lobby case.

    This looks to me to be another jab at women and feminists by using a farm animal case as a metaphor for our rights AGAIN.

    I wish the female justices had put him in his place for trying to invoke such a metaphor which is beyond insulting and ridiculous.

    "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

    by GreenMother on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 04:13:27 PM PDT

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