The reality is that the purpose is to punish the federal government for not adhering to Catholic and evangelicals' religious edicts
The Green Family, owners of Hobby Lobby, if guilty, would seem to have one set of morals for others, and none for themselves
The ruling and the assertion that a religious fanatic is treated the same as a secular person will not sit well with theocrats.
According to the Catholic justices' ruling, the Obama Administration 'must' provide an accommodation for "religious" for-profit corporations and on Friday, President Obama did just that in response to the High Court's decision. In fact, what President Obama did was effectively neuter the Hobby Lobby ruling and ensure that all women, even those employed by 'religious corporations,' will still have birth control covered at no cost to them; even if their evangelical employers object and refuse to provide it.
There is no other reason for Republicans to try defunding Title X than denying family planning services and contraception from women.
Hobby Lobby has, for years, provided substantial financial support to Bill Gothard, the Christian fundamentalist who founded the ATI homeschool program and the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). IBLP is the Christian sexual treatment center the Quiverfull Duggars sent their son Josh to for "Christian sexual counseling."
Republicans claim their abominable legislation overturning a Washington D.C. anti-discrimination statute that prohibited religious employers from punishing women who use birth control, family planning services, or abortion services was to protect employers' religious liberty according to the Hobby Lobby ruling. However, they revealed the legislation is about using religious tyranny to control women.
This time around, the subject is once again abortion and instead of New York, Missouri Satanists are assisting a woman seeking a religious exemption from Missouri's religious 72-hour abortion waiting period because the Christian law violates the Satanist's "deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy;" something Christian fanatics cannot comprehend or countenance for any woman.
"America was founded on the principle of religious freedom." It's just a shame he thinks only corporations have that freedom
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito opened a Pandora's box that has the potential to give some corporations the right to impose their "deeply held" religious objections to birth control on other corporations.
Americans are witnessing the profound and dangerous impact of the High Court's Hobby Lobby decision to dismantle the 1st Amendment's religious clauses and exempt religious devotee's from adhering to state and federal laws.
I still believe there are points to be made about the issue of California attorney, Matthew Gregory McLaughlin and his "Sodomite Suppression Act" (SSA).
It is why although the law appears only to target the LGBT community and allow the 'faithful' to legally punish same-sex marriage partners by refusing to hire, serve, or provide them with medical care, it is important to remember there is no mention of gays in the law.
The far right's war on the LGBT community took a variety of turns this week.
Corporations apparently have religious freedom if they are against contraception, but they have no right to speak up about marriage equality
Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling giving women the right to choose when they give birth and, like every year for over two decades, religious fanatics will protest the landmark decision. Their contention is that patriarchs in Catholic Church, not women, own the right to make reproductive choices for American women.
American Catholic bishops are taking advantage of the power bestowed on them by the conservative Catholics on the Supreme Court in the Hobby Lobby ruling. As is typical of the bishops, their aim is controlling American women and forcing them to either become celibate or perpetual birthing machines.
Republicans in state after state spent the past year hastily passing legislation abolishing other Americans' 14th Amendment rights
A Religious Right list of 33 Examples of Intolerant Liberalism in 2014 turns out (surprise!) to be examples of conservative intolerance
The recent appropriations bill known as the CRomnibus could have been a lot worse for women's reproductive rights and it is very fortunate for women that Democrats and President Obama succeeded in getting it passed.