The Sun Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2012 02:19PM
If you own a business with employees you must give those employees "health
insurance" that the government tells you to....
But the faith
of Green and his family stands to be penalized, not rewarded, by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires coverage of
contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs, with no deductibles
or co-pay, in the health insurance employers provide for their workers. Green, a
devout Baptist, says his Christian faith and conscience will not permit him to
comply with that mandate, issued in pursuance of the 2010 Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).
Since the penalty for noncompliance is $100 per employee per day, Green, with
thousands of employees nationwide, says the cost to him would be an estimated
$1.3 million a day, forcing the company in short order to close its doors and go
out of business. Like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and an array of
religiously affiliated schools, hospitals, and other non-profits, Hobby Lobby in
September filed suit in U.S. District Court to overturn the HHS mandate. That,
in turn, has inspired a backlash against the company by those who believe
employees have a right to have their sex lives subsidized. A “Boycott Hobby
Lobby” page soon appeared on Facebook, and the page administrator claimed it
was having the desired effect.
I think they concentrate too much on the religious aspect and not enough on
the... it's my private business kinda thing.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2012 07:42PM
I agree, religion is used too often as an excuse. Regardless, to me it's a case
of oh well, too fucking bad. We all have to pay for things we don't agree with.
That's life in the big bad world.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: December 18, 2012 12:27AM
I hardly see someones religious preference as an excuse when they're
essentially being forced, without anything but legal recourse, to comply with a
law that essentially violates their religious beliefs.
I may be an atheist and totally disagree with the premise any and all religions
are based upon, but I damned well respect believers rights to remain true to
their belief structures all the same!
And yes it also is definitely NOT the feds business to begin with and only
someone suckin heartily off the public teat could see this as anything but
intrusion into business and peoples private lives in a manner they have no
Constitutional right to
Oh and BTW, if anyone remembers back to the last sniggling point in the
Obozocare debate just before the Dems rammed it through congress you might
remember that one of the (many false) promises made to the American people was
that NO funding would be made available to anyone relating to abortion.
One of those all too inconvenient truths, yet the absolute truth regardless