A federal judge ruled Christian-owned Hobby Lobby has no rights and the company must pay for abortifacient drugs and birth control.
LifeNews reported:

A federal judge has issued a ruling siding with the Obama administration saying that it has the right to force Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned and run company, to pay for drugs for women that may cause abortions.

The privately held retail chain with more than 500 arts and crafts stores in 41 states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its HHS mandate. The company says it would face $1.3 million in fines on a daily basis starting in January if it fails to comply with the mandate, which requires religious employers to pay for or refer women for abortion-cause drugs that violate their conscience or religious beliefs.

The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and the business says it is opposing the Health and Human Services “preventive services” mandate, which it says forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, the “morning after pill” and “week after pill” in their health insurance plan, or face crippling fines up to 1.3 million dollars per day.

“By being required to make a choice between sacrificing our faith or paying millions of dollars in fines, we essentially must choose which poison pill to swallow,” said David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder. “We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.”

However, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton issued a ruling late Monday rejecting Hobby Lobby’s request to block the mandate. Judge Heaton said that the company doesn’t qualify for an exemption because it is not a church or religious group.

Expect more of this in the next four years.

UPDATE: Hobby Lobby appealed the decision.

 

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  1. Time to start impeaching federal judges. The Senate may not convict them, but it will scare the hell out of them and keep them busy.

    If they want to be politicians they should be treated like politicians.

  2. ethylene glycol in the judges oj

  3. What they need to do is put everyone on 30 hour or less shifts and then they do not need to pay Health Care expenses for those employees. . .

    I agree with #1. . need to impeach judges. . .

    Only when people say enough is enough will be get our country back. . .

  4. So, in the ‘new, transformed amerika’, if you are a person of faith with Biblical beliefs, and you want to own a business, you must choose to either go against a direct commandment of your faith or not own a business. How ’bout that hopeNchange!

  5. If they dropped the employer-provided health insurance immediately and cut workers’ hours down to part-time status, would that solve the problem?

  6. We no longer live in a free country. This is tyranny.

  7. debbie wasserman stated that republicans got whiter and older, while democrats added minorities and women. It’s official- white people are bad. The cultural marxists have won. All their victim groups have complete control. Think what she said. No big deal to msm. Hey white men, that is you. It is amazing how fast the communist disease has spread. All you white democrat idiots voted for a racist communist anti American child.

  8. They mistake silence for weakness. Time to choose.

  9. I am going to force any Muslim I see to eat bacon.

    Let the Bacon Wars begin.

  10. Don’t comply Hobby Lobby. Refuse to pay the fines. Let them try to force you…then see the destruction that ensues.

  11. I am afraid the days of “voting them out” and sitting by and saying “that’s not fair” are over.

    Need to shift into second gear.

  12. Well, make everyone part time, less than 30 hours per week, and drop all health care benefits. Tell your employees to take it up with obama

  13. If I was the CEO I would close every store and tell the employees to let the judge pay for their birth control. Another alterntative is cut everyone to part time and not offer any health care and tell the employees to thank the judge.

  14. It’s called equal protection. Nobody has to use birth control, but no employer who provides insurance has any right to refuse to cover legal birth control for an employee who wants it. They can always stop providing insurance, but that’s not a good way to keep good employees. We can’t preach freedom for me, but not freedom for thee. It just doesn’t work that way.

  15. Where, When, Who will begin the Civil Disobedience?

    Resistance begins when you finally get sick and tired of being sick and tired

  16. Gateway you need to do a better job. Federal Judges have ruled the other way in Colorado and other states against Obama Administration. They just lost a case in Colorado where the Judge said the Christian Owned Business..DOES NOT HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE HHS MANDATE. So present the whole side come on!! This judge is a minority….what you have here is the working of a case to the Supreme Court because you have judges in different juridictions ruling differently….so Gateway present both because you give the incorrect image.

    Do a heading…JUDGE IN COLORADO SAYS NO TO HHS MANDATE FOR CHRISTIAN OWNED BUSINESS…you need to be more accurate…This is not the NEXT FOUR YEARS….

    Sorry readers Gateway not presenting both sides

  17. do muslims believe in abortion?



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