Hobby Lobby |Odd wo-man out…

Posted on 28/Mar/2014

I’m not an activist; I don’t look for controversy. I’m not a political person, but I’m a person with compassion. I care passionately about equal rights. I care about human rights.
Ellen DeGeneres

YEP. WHAT SHE SAID…
WHAT IS UP WITH HOBBY LOBBY? YOU MAY HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN-CLOSED-ON-SUNDAYS-FAMILY-OWNED CRAFTS SUPPLY CHAIN WHICH IS CHALLENGING THE HEALTH-CARE MANDATE IN THE SUPREME COURT.
HOBBY LOBBY SEEKS EXEMPTION FROM THE MANDATE THAT REQUIRES FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES TO COVER THE COST OF ALL FDA-APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVES IN THEIR HEALTH PLANS. HOBBY LOBBY SAYS CERTAIN FORMS OF BIRTH CONTROL ARE NOT IN KEEPING WITH ITS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

STOP THE MOTHER EFFING PRESSES… THEY WHAT? THEY WANT TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS, IN A COURT OF LAW, SERIOUSLY, REALLY?! UNBELIEVABLE. WHO NEEDS A JUDICIAL SYSTEM WHEN YOU HAVE THE COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION.

AH, BUT I AM SURE ANYONE OFFERING AN OPINION STANDING IN THEIR GLASSHOUSE ISN’T THROWING STONES BECAUSE THEY’VE PROPERLY RESEARCHED AND UNDERSTAND HOBBY LOBBY’S POSITION, AND WHAT IS REALLY AT STAKE.

HOBBY LOBBY HASN’T APPEALED TO THE FIRST AMENDMENT’S PROTECTION OF RELIGION; INSTEAD THEIR ARGUMENT FOCUSES ON THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT, WHICH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, YES, LET ME SAY IT ONE MORE TIME, PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, SIGNED INTO LAW IN 1993. BASICALLY, RFRA PROHIBITS GOVERNMENT FROM BURDENING PEOPLE’S EXERCISE OF RELIGION.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE TABLES TURN AND AN OUT OF CONTROL GOVERNMENT LEGALIZES SLAVERY, WE KNOW WHAT IS BEST, SO LET US MAKE ABORTION ILLEGAL, YOU CAN’T MARRY BECAUSE YOU ARE GAY, YOU CANNOT HAVE RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS, OH, WAIT, THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN DONE.

MAN·DATE
NOUN ˈMAN-ˌDĀT
: AN OFFICIAL ORDER TO DO SOMETHING

HOBBY LOBBY IS A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY, THE GREEN FAMILY, SEEKS EXEMPTION BECAUSE OF THEIR PERSONAL BELIEFS, ALBEIT RELIGION, IT IS THEIRS TO OWN. AND, ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BELIEVED IN SOMETHING WITH SUCH CONVICTION THAT THEY’VE STOOD BEATEN BY OPPOSITION UNDERSTANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING UP, STANDING FIRM, AND EXERCISING ONE’S VOICE… DUE PROCESS.

MEN OFTEN HATE EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY FEAR EACH OTHER; THEY FEAR EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER; THEY DON’T KNOW EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY CAN NOT COMMUNICATE; THEY CAN NOT COMMUNICATE BECAUSE THEY ARE SEPARATED.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

WELL, IT IS QUITE CLEAR THAT HOBBY LOBBY STANDS FIRM IN THEIR BELIEF, THEY ARE AFTER ALL SUING THE GOVERNMENT; THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY THE PRICE OF BOYCOTTS AND BACKLASH. I GUESS AN ALTERNATIVE IS SACRIFICING THEIR BELIEF TO THOSE WHO OPPOSE; SUBMIT TO THE FEDERAL MANDATE, AND PAY UP, OR HMM, UM, QUIT, SHUT THEIR DOORS, LEAVING THE ABOUT 18,000 PEOPLE EMPLOYED, JOBLESS –BOYCOTT THAT.

WHILE I AM IN DISAGREEMENT WITH HOBBY LOBBY’S RELIGIOUS STANCE BECAUSE, WELL, I AM NOT RELIGIOUS; MORE IMPORTANTLY, I SUPPORT A WOMANS RIGHT TO CONTRACEPTION, YET, I HOPE THEY GET THE EXEMPTION THEY SEEK. YES, I AM THE ODD WO-MAN OUT; I HOPE THEY GET THE EXEMPTION THEY SEEK.

AND, HERE IS WHY I HOPE THEY GET THE EXEMPTION THEY SEEK; I DO NOT WANT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKING DECISIONS FOR ME, FOR MY BUSINESS –PERIOD.

PERSONALLY, I’D LIKE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BACK UP; STAY OUT OF BEDROOMS, DOCTORS OFFICES, CHURCHES, AND OFFER UP A ZERO CARES GIVEN POLICY ON WHETHER OR NOT A PERSON EATS A MCDONALD’S FRY OR DRINKS THE OCCASIONAL OVERSIZED SODA OR PLANT’S A GARDEN IN THEIR BACKYARD OR CHOOSES TO SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS AND BUY ORGANIC PRODUCTS.

I AM NOT REPUBLICAN, OR DEMOCRAT, OR EVEN RELIGIOUS; I’M JUST A SUPPORTER OF FREE WILL, OF THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE…

“THOSE WHO SURRENDER FREEDOM FOR SECURITY WILL NOT HAVE, NOR DO THEY DESERVE, EITHER ONE.”
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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