HOBBY LOBBY is an easy name to remember. I spent some time riding along the riverside thinking about how I could avoid affiliating in any way with a company by that name.
CAN of WORMS
Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which makes wood cabinets is on my official list of companies to avoid in every way possible and to encourage everybody with a conscience valuing social justice to do so.
Our Supreme Court has ruled in favor of allowing Christians who own corporations to deny complete health coverage to their employees if the coverage allows health benefits which do not meet the family’s approval because of religious considerations. The Hobby Lobby Christian family evidently considers contraception to be offensive to their god.
The question of what other benefits to American citizens will be allowed or disallowed because of religious considerations has not been settled. The Supreme Court ruled in a 5 to 4 decision to allow the religion of corporation owners/business owners to be the primary guide in deciding which benefits will be allowed for their workers.
Does this mean that the Supreme Court recognizes legitimacy of the Christian law in the same sense that a Caliphate recognizes Sharia Law? Has the Supreme Court decided in 2014 that America is indeed a Christian nation, contrary to the clear intent of the Constitution, and that the laws of all other religions shall not be considered in deciding what shall be allowed and shall not be allowed for American citizens?