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Hobby Lobby Is Already Creating
New Religious Demands on Obama

Atlantic Magazine, by Molly Ball

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/2/2014 4:16:03 PM

This week, in the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court ruled that a religious employer could not be required to provide employees with certain types of contraception. That decision is beginning to reverberate: A group of faith leaders is urging the Obama administration to include a religious exemption in a forthcoming LGBT anti-discrimination action. Their call, in a letter sent to the White House Tuesday, attempts to capitalize on the Supreme Court case by arguing that it shows the administration must show more deference to the prerogatives of religion. "We are asking that an extension of protection for one group not come at the expense

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hicksvillekid59, 7/2/2014 4:48:40 PM     (No. 9908776)

Not ´contaception´ but ´abortifacients´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sardonic, 7/2/2014 5:20:28 PM     (No. 9908793)

Small correction Ms. Molly Ball, Obama is not (officially) the maker and taker-away of laws. Hence, any demands by religious groups ultimately must be codified through Congress and perhaps challenged in courts. So while these groups may petition Dear Leader, ultimately, it is not his to decide.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dudette4freedom, 7/2/2014 5:22:26 PM     (No. 9908795)

depressing to read the comments after the article. We have an uphill battle---we have to reclaim / re-educate so many stupid voters who have no clue about our form of govt or the constitution. just disgusting

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/2/2014 5:47:59 PM     (No. 9908819)

Freedom of Religion has been around a lot longer than Obamacare.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/2/2014 5:54:29 PM     (No. 9908822)

A long time ago there was a concern that some bigots would prejudge an individual based on the color of their skin. No question, that is wrong. But even liberals wouldn´t call it prejudice if you looked askance at someone with a shaved head and very prominent swastika tattoos. The difference, they advertised a behavior that the majority of Americans find offensive. If I were hiring a salesperson they wouldn´t get the job. Prejudging based on sex or skin color is wrong. Judging based on behavior is different, You´re born with your skin color but choose your behavior.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 7/2/2014 6:02:15 PM     (No. 9908831)

I guess that is one way to frame it. I prefer ´Existing Constitutional demands´.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: columba, 7/2/2014 6:17:51 PM     (No. 9908844)

I see no just reason why my employer should provide me with free contraception or free abortion. My employer agrees.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 7/2/2014 9:15:09 PM     (No. 9908978)

Ooooooh noes!

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