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On heels of Hobby Lobby, Supreme Court grants stay for religious college
Over the objection of three justices, the US Supreme Court on Thursday granted a request by a Christian college in Illinois to block any enforcement against the school for its noncompliance with the Affordable Care Actâ€™s contraceptive mandate.
The action comes three days after the high court, in a 5-to-4 decision, ruled that the government could not force religious owners of Hobby Lobby and other closely-held, for-profit corporations to provide contraceptives that offend their religious faith to employees.
Instead, the majority justices said the government would have to offer an accommodation or an exemption for such companies. The court even suggested that the same accommodation being offered to Wheaton College might be an acceptable solution for Hobby Lobby....
Since I happen to agree with Hobby Lobby and even perhaps more in the Supreme Court decision, ah, remember I'm really a prohibitionist at heart, nothing Biblical about it, and by the way, even religious people have different opinions on what is abortion, Is abortion in Christianity a mistranslation of Bible? from which,
SHMULEY BOTEACH wrote: Exodus 21:22-23...[KJV will do]... There is a significant parting of the ways in the interpretation of this passage between Judaism and Catholicism which will, in turn, mark the much more lenient rulings on abortion of the former and the much more severe views of the latter.
According to the ancient rabbis, the text is to be read simply as written. The Bible talks of a woman who is hurt by a man in a fight and miscarries as a result. Monetary restitution is paid for her miscarriage. But if the woman dies, then one must give a life for a life. The passage thus implies that the fetus is not alive, but that the mother is.
as the the article points out much has to do with one's interpretation of Scripture and not the Constitution. Matter is moot to me, I refuse to support the fairy princes (Romish bishops) agenda
Yes Jim, you have often posted the opinion of Sally Kohn, your bff on the subject. Best you can do, I suppose.
btw, she is no longer a contributor for Fox. Now you can like her more.
Here's what she said of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision:
"The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cannot be allowed to impose their religious beliefs on their employees."
You see, Jim, this is why she supports Obamacare. Like the pres, she thinks you should pay for abortion meds for others, and calls it imposing your religious beliefs on them if you don't. Kind of messed up thinking, don't you agree?
Two issues that I find interesting... 1) Court finds that ACA overreaches and Admin knew this going in yet chose to pursue anyway....hmm? 2) ""Christians" applaud Hobby Lobby decision yet use the very drugs Hobby Lobby fought against....hmm?
I'm just using that poll that csmonitor observed, and there is a possiblity of a backlash in the polls this fall.
Of course Protestants should support Obamacare, because the Catholic Bishops want it, (apparently Catholic medical personnel are most neutral or for it), So, anything that the Romish Bishops want to control their laity is something we should be against, Obamacare
As long as we are quoting polls, the majority of Americans still oppose Obamacare
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of the health care law, while 51% view it unfavorably. This includes 19% with a Very Favorable opinion and 38% with a Very Unfavorable one.
Not going away, but these days, I'll take any victory with gladness (and surprise). This particular one at lease set a precedence, but how many businesses around the country can afford to take their fights to the supreme court, or have full time lawers on salary to do so.