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Topic - David Green
Novelist Robert Heinlein once observed that the worst form of tyranny was forcing someone to pay for what he doesn't want "merely because you think it would be good for him." This is why so many are up in arms over the punishments Obamacare doles out to anyone who fails to purchase what President Obama says is good for them. Relief could be on the horizon, as the Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review the health care law's most offensive dictates, the contraceptive and abortion mandates.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take on the Affordable Care Act again, this time deciding whether the controversial law violates the religious freedom rights of for-profit businesses that don't want to provide contraceptive coverage to employees.
The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce this week that it will take on a case that pits claims of religious freedom against the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate.
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Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned arts and crafts company, has been under fire recently for its absence of Hanukkah and other Jewish holiday products.
Bob Leonard and his family were Boston Marathon veterans and he preferred a spot not too far from the finish line to photograph runners as they concluded their 26.2-mile run. The area was less congested and over the years he learned that the men and women in the lead there usually went on to win.
If you rely on the mainstream media, you probably don't know that last Saturday was organized as a day of support for the Green family, owners of the national craft chain Hobby Lobby. The point? To rally around a Christian family whose religious liberty is being infringed.
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A federal appellate court refused to permit Hobby Lobby stores to sidestep a federal mandate to provide employees with free contraception as part of its health-insurance plan beginning in January.
Despite 10 months of controversy -- including a public clash between the White House and the U.S. Catholic bishops, countless rallies and protests across the country and the filing of dozens of federal lawsuits -- many liberals and independents remain puzzled by the fight over the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.
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Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a mandate in the nation's health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill.
"This legal challenge," says Mr. Green, "has always remained about one thing and one thing only — the right of our family businesses to live out our sincere and deeply held religious convictions as guaranteed by the law and the Constitution."
"This legal challenge has always remained about one thing and one thing only: the right of our family businesses to live out our sincere and deeply held religious convictions as guaranteed by the law and the Constitution," said David Green, founder and CEO of the Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby crafts chain, which won its lower court challenge. "Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law."