About the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby Ruling / UPDATED
We’re all going to rue the day the Hobby Lobby ruling came down. It wasn’t about birth control or abortions per se, it was about,
a Religious Right movement on the offensive…one that is trying to carve out exemptions as popular culture and American public opinion grind it to irrelevancy.
Read that sentence a couple times. The right is trying to create its own world and Hobby Lobby is only the beginning. Now there’s almost no end to what corporate “persons” could petition the Supreme Court to keep from having to comply with because of their “closely held” religious beliefs.
Heck, at this point, corporations are more of a person than I am. Do I imagine having a chance in hell of winning a case because I have a “closely held” religious belief that my tax dollars shouldn’t pay for wars or anything having do with them? No way Jose.
That said, this is what we’ve got to do in response to Hobby Lobby (via Mad As Hell Doctors) in its first incarnation (as there will be many more):
(I think history will judge this Roberts court as the worst, most destructive of American values, ever.)
UPDATED: Upps. Here we go. Round two from a few minutes ago:
Supreme Court Order Suspends Contraception Rule for Christian College
In a decision that drew an unusually fierce dissent from the three female justices, the Supreme Court sided Thursday with religiously affiliated nonprofit groups in a clash between religious freedom and women’s rights.
The decision temporarily bars the government from enforcing against a Christian college part of the regulations that provide contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
The court’s order was brief, provisional and unsigned, but it drew a furious reaction from the three female justices — Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan — who said the court had betrayed a promise it made on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, which involved for-profit corporations.
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