Hobby Lobby Goes Rogue


They have announced they will not comply.

An attorney for Hobby Lobby Stores said Thursday that the arts and crafts chain plans to defy a federal mandate requiring it to offer employees health coverage that includes access to the morning-after pill, despite risking potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Hobby Lobby and religious book-seller Mardel Inc., which are owned by the same conservative Christian family, are suing to block part of the federal health care law that requires employee health-care plans to provide insurance coverage for the morning-after pill and similar emergency contraception pills.

The companies claim the mandate violates the religious beliefs of their owners. They say the morning-after pill is tantamount to abortion because it can prevent a fertilized egg from becoming implanted in a woman’s womb.

What choice do they have? They cannot “compromise” on mortal sin. The Democrats have put them in a position in which they must choose between their law and what they deeply believe to be God’s law. They have no choice.

This is disastrous social policy from a disastrous administration.

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8 Responses to Hobby Lobby Goes Rogue

  1. A Guy says:

    I commend them for taking a stand. I already shop at Hobby Lobby for certain things, but will make a point to shop there more.

  2. sortahwitte says:

    Hobby Lobby and Mardels have always paid a saving wage to men and women. By that I mean, enough to live on and enough to save. Very generous people. They don’t make their employees go to church, but every store is closed on Sunday.

    The trolls and revisionists in the leviathan are eagerly anticipating bring down this Christian business. They will bend and/or break every law to get it done. Gee. Who is the supreme that denied relief while they pursue this in lower court? Big surprise; sotomayor.

    • Uke says:


      Why Sotomayor? Why couldn’t have any Supreme opposed Sotomayor and overturned (or at least nullified) her action?

      Just curious.

  3. TN-Cat says:

    David Green is good people. Worked with him on a few boards in the past.

    I don’t see him caving on this either.

  4. Terri says:

    I find it interesting that our country is in a time when this sort of thing is being a target of concern. There are much bigger issues in this country with healthcare and to bring religion into it in my opinion is wrong. The division in this country right now over this sort of thing is a real shame. Hobby Lobby wants to fight this but yet most of their retail is brought in from a country that limits the number of children born per household?? This is so much bigger than ‘the morning after pill’

    • Notamobster says:

      A company cannot reasonably control the laws in a supplier nation. They can choose civil disobedience in their own nation. I disagree that there are bigger issues. The government imposing itself upon the religous convictions of an enormous portion, nay, a majority off the populace, in furtherance of its social agenda, strikes at the very heart of the only issue that matters to the further existence of our republic. The role od the state in the lives of the people.

      • PhoneGuy says:

        Well said. I agree entirely especially when the SCOTUS is now occupied by those with no constitutional experience and a huge political agenda. The last resort we have for protecting the constitution has sold us out to their political masters.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      If the owners of Hobby Lobby believe that being a part of systemic sin puts their souls at risk, there are no bigger issues to them.