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Hobby Lobby's legacy: Why religious leaders are looking to the recent ruling for help

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  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    July 4, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    The letter casts their plea as an offer of compromise, but they don't offer to give up anything. What they do offer is to continue to treat LGBTs (whom they love and respect like all others) as unworthy of their employ while benefitting from tax dollars paid in part by LGBTs.

    Why is it that when some religious people say they "love and respect" someone, it looks like the opposite?

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    July 3, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    This is a no brainer. If religious groups want to feed at Caesar's trough they will do as Caesar demands.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    July 3, 2014 5:23 p.m.

    They're already scheming how to use this to it's obvious conclusion. This ruling cost us all religious and personal freedom, favouring instead any group or organisation willing to weasel itself a veto based on the ruling. It's time to disenfranchise the myth makers, offering the hereafter but only interested in power here and now.

  • Schnee Salt Lake City, UT
    July 3, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    "And now with an executive order that protects federal employees from gender-identity discrimination set to be filed by President Barack Obama, faith leaders are looking at the Hobby Lobby case for help."

    That won't work. It'd end up like the Catholic Charities matter in Massachusetts when it comes to getting federal funds and having to comply with state law.

    Also... this totally exposes the fact those particular groups want to openly discriminate against gay people, so so much for the idea that we don't need an anti-discrimination law for sexual orientation.