Hobby Lobby founders, family explain commitment to operating business according to faith (+video)

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  • 21MOM Keaau, HI
    June 6, 2014 7:17 p.m.

    @Kindred of Mesa, Az- Well said! I completely agree!

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    June 6, 2014 6:29 p.m.

    Terminating life is a serious matter, and definitely falls within the purview of individual morality. Would it be a subject of conscience to aid and abet an activity that kills?

    Suppose a government enacted a 1% tax on businesses to finance sacrificing children on an altar. Would business owners be motivated to extract themselves from this process?

    To the Green family, concerning these 4 specific drugs and devices they consider abortificants, paying for these is very much the same thing.

    I fully support them.

  • Kindred Mesa, AZ
    June 6, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    Hobby Lobby is not out to keep anyone from having whatever medical care they want. They are not forcing their beliefs on anyone. They simply do not want to be involved in paying for some medical treatments that are opposed to their religious beliefs. A large portion of the population agrees with their religious views and I think their legal objections are very reasonable.

    These treatments are available to their employees whether Hobby Lobby pays for them or not. Why the company should be forced to pay for them is beyond me. Is this what we are calling a free country now; a country where the government forces you to pay for something for someone else that is a violation of your religious beliefs? Is this what we are calling liberty?

    I ask you to consider yourself in their position. Perhaps you don't agree with them on this issue, but we all have our moral codes. If the government was compelling you to breach your beliefs simply to make things more convenient for another, would you not fight it? Pay attention to this issue. Right now it is Hobby Lobby. Some day it may be your turn.

  • Filthy Kuffar Spanish Fork, UT
    June 6, 2014 11:14 a.m.

    Since Socialism works so well everywhere else, there is no need for individuals to have any rights....

  • Midwest Mom Soldiers Grove, WI
    June 6, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    Well said, Hutterite.

    I would have more respect for the owners of Hobby Lobby if they extended their rejection of abortion to their investment portfolio.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 6, 2014 10:10 a.m.

    You can operate your business however you want. You've no right to expect your employees to have the same faith, nor to treat them as if they do. Anyway, we really need a single payer health care system that takes employers and their judgements out of the picture entirely. Better for employer and employee alike.