A friend of a friend authored a marvelous blog post about Hobby Lobby and their suit against the ACA over the contraception requirement. Link below the cheese doodle.
Read it here at Get your fake conscience objections off my lawn.
The server the blog is on is having difficulty keeping up with the load, because this has been posted to Facebook and reddit and DU and who knows where else. I was astonished to find that it hadn't made it here yet. If the real link doesn't work, you can read Google's cache.
I don't know the author, but after reading this I'm asking my friend to introduce me. This is someone worth knowing.
I will refrain from asking where Hobby Lobby gets the nerve to claim ‘conscience’ when their shelves are full of products from countries with appalling labor laws. I won’t even ask which version of the bible they’re reading where Matthew 25.36 reads “I was sick and you sued not to cover my medical care.”Though I enjoy the dig at HL, the real gist of the blog post is with the phony conscience clause nonsense that they and their ilk invoke.
There are Quakers whose consciences really won’t permit them to pay federal taxes. Many of them manage that by making sure they don’t make enough money to incur tax liability. They live on far less than they could earn if they were willing to pay taxes, but they’re willing to make that sacrifice, because their conscience demands it.Yes! Oh yes!! She beautifully encompasses a point that drives me bonkers every time I hear someone try to invoke a conscience clause.
Now along comes Hobby Lobby, demanding a consequence-free exemption to paying for birth control on the grounds that it violates their conscience.
Read Get your fake conscience objections off my lawn before I violate fair use and quote the whole thing because it's just so perfect.