Christian-owned businesses can reject the birth-control mandate set out by the Obama administration. This landmark decision was handed down on a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court. We are sure there will be a backlash of condemnation and speculation from the media as well as atheist groups, but Christians are rejoicing across the United States and are glorifying God for the correct decision made by the Supreme Court.
What on earth is going on? The Supreme Court has gotten it right in several recent cases, uninfluenced by the liberal leanings of the White House. All I can do is praise God and pray that these recent decisions for what is right continue that the United States might continue to recover and flourish.
The United States Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby Inc., stating that corporations can refuse to provide abortion-inducing drugs on the basis of religious objection.
In a landmark religious freedom case the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties, stating that corporations can refuse to provide certain drugs that may abort a fetus on the basis of religious objection.
In a five to four decision, the highest court in the land ruled that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to privately owned businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods Specialties.
The decision was narrowed to only the contraceptive mandate and is not necessarily applicable to all insurance mandates, like blood transfusions or vaccinations.
In September 2012 Hobby Lobby owners the Green family filed a lawsuit against HHS in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma regarding the mandate.
While the Greens were willing to provide most of the mandated contraceptives, they opposed the provision that they must provide “morning after” and “week after” pills, which are considered abortion-inducing and thus in opposition to the Greens’ pro-life views.
Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby told The Christian Post in an earlier interview that “our Founders gave us the religious freedoms that we have today and as a business we have the right to live according to those freedoms.”
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Yes, the Supreme Court got it right but we need to thank God for the victory because all glory goes to him. Why it is important that this case was decided in favor of religious rights? Because when the government can mandate a not-for-profit organization to do whatever it says it wants, those businesses either have to severely compromise their beliefs — the exact beliefs they are in business to support and promote — or go out of business altogether. Non-profit businesses have been the backbone of the United States since its inception, providing many needed services to people that cannot get those services supplied elsewhere. Thank God for this Supreme Court decision.
I want to personally thank everyone who prayed for this Supreme Court decision to go God’s way. I had previously asked people through this blog and our Facebook Page to pray for this. Thank you very much; prayer changes things.