#HobbyLobby Will be going the few extra miles to Hobby Lobby from now on. Standing with Hobby Lobby against Obamacare.—
(@Shinyvelvetgarb) December 28, 2012
As Twitchy reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied Christian-owned Hobby Lobby an injunction to block Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Businesses in violation of the mandate face heavy fines, but that’s a price Hobby Lobby’s owners are willing to pay in order to stand up for their beliefs.
“We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.” – David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder.—
Bob Ballinger (@Bob_Ballinger) December 28, 2012
Kyle Duncan, who is representing Hobby Lobby on behalf of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement posted on the group’s website Thursday that Hobby Lobby doesn’t intend to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.
“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”
Some lefties are outraged at Hobby Lobby’s defiance:
People still believe that the morning after pill is an abortion? Wow. Hobby Lobby deserves the fine it's getting. Stupidity is expensive.—
Alissa (Uh-LEASE-Uh) (@AlissaInPink) December 28, 2012
Say "Hobby Lobby" five times and then you'll forget your rights as a woman. Fun!—
Lauren Ireland (@LAURENeIRELAND) December 28, 2012
But many Twitterers are voicing their support:
We stand behind Hobby Lobby, and their moral beliefs.—
Raymond Almaraz (@RaymondAlmaraz) December 28, 2012
Some also noted the Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to breaking the law:
As a conservative, regardless of how I feel about Obamacare, I believe the law is the law until it is repealed. Therefore, Hobby Lobby should be fined until they get a temporary injunction while the case works its way to the Supreme Court. (Justice Sotomayor denied an emergency injunction, by the way. How nice.) That’s the law. Liberals undoubtedly agree with me regarding Hobby Lobby, but they don’t when it comes to David Gregory. Of course, anyone else who breaks DC gun laws should be prosecuted, if you ask those same liberals. Just not David Gregory because he was making a point. Like Hobby Lobby. But that’s different, they’ll say.
How? How is it different? Both are cases where the law is being broken. I thought liberals were all about “fairness.” Where’s the fairness when Hobby Lobby has to pay 1.3 million dollars PER DAY to prove a point and David Gregory doesn’t even have a charge pending against him? And no, the ATF isn’t allowed to waive DC gun laws.
So, by arguing that Gregory shouldn’t even be investigated, let alone prosecuted, liberals are saying that they get to decide which laws should be enforced. They are basically saying that the law is only relevant when they say it is. If that’s the case, the law has no meaning. And yet they’ll be the first to propose new laws that must be followed for the greater good, until they decide it can be broken to make a point.
Bingo. To the Left, the law only applies when it operates against conservatives. But equality before the law means everyone is accountable for their actions. Hobby Lobby is willing to accept the consequences; time for liberal lawbreakers to do the same.
Best of luck to Hobby Lobby.