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Here’s what the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision ~REALLY~ means

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, June 30, 2014

In essence, here’s what today’s SCOTUS ruling in the Hobby Lobby case means:

We’re good with Sharia Law as long as it’s for business purposes.

Think about that next time someone’s favorite religious nut job goes to court.

Because of extremist, right-wing religious radicals, women are again being relegated to second class citizens, WITHOUT full rights and being further  victimized by having access denied to birth control/oral contraceptives – i.e., Ortho Novum 777, progesterone, estrogens, etc. – NOT abortion.

Those medications also treat other diseases exclusive to women, including polycystic ovarian disease, endometriosis, amenorrhea/ dysmenorrhea, etc.

The question before the court was this:

“At issue here are regulations promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), which, as relevant here, requires specified employers’ group health plans to furnish “preventive care and screenings” for women without “any cost sharing requirements,” 42 U. S. C. §300gg–13(a)(4). Congress did not specify what types of preventive care must be covered; it authorized the Health Resources and Services Administration, a component of HHS, to decide.”

One’s private personal religious beliefs should never be on trial.

Yet now, because of extremist right-wing radicals, the door is now opened wide to mandate any employee of a “closely held” multi-national corporation, to FORCE them to adhere to THEIR religious beliefs… even when it jeopardizes their health.

Any well-read, well-studied Christian should be familiar with the ethic as referenced in the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, wherein part he wrote, “If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?”

Government has now become inexorably entangled in private religion.

In NO WAY did the regulations promulgated by the DHHS violate anyone’s ability or right to practice their religion as they see fit..

Now, if someone is employed by a “closely held” Muslim, or Jewish-owned firm, the employer can refuse to pay for insulin… which is a medication diabetics need to regulate their blood sugar, and which is derived from pigs.

Now, if someone is employed by a “closely held” Scientology-owned firm, they can be deprived of mental health & anti-depressant medications… because Scientologists believe that psychoses, depression and other mental health ills can be cured by merely thinking about them.

Now, if someone is employed by a “closely held” Jehovah’s Witness-owned firm, they can be denied a blood transfusion… even if their life depends upon it.

In effect, what has happened – by and through the RFRA (Religious Freedom Restoration Act) – is that the Federal Government has now become entangled in deciding matters of a religious nature.

THAT is the crux of the matter.

Justices Breyer and Kagan did the right thing by refusing to rule in the matter, by writing “We need not and do not decide whether either for-profit corporations or their owners may bring claims under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.”

Why?

Because radical right-wing extremists wolves-in-sheeps-clothing Reps. Buck McKeon & Dean Gallo, of CA & NJ, respectively, wrote RFRA.

And THAT is my opinion on the whole stinking, messed up ordeal.

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