Saturday, December 29, 2012
(Before It’s News)
The Obama administration has dropped a bombshell in the recent Hobby Lobby challenge to Obamacare. According to CNS News, the Obama administration claims that the 1st Amendment still allows them to force Christians to violate their religious beliefs, amazingly, even on the basis where the life and deaths of innocent human beings is at stake. Americans opposed to Obamacare and fond of the 1st Amendment should stand behind Hobby Lobby on this one. A couple of informative videos about Hobby Lobby’s fight against tyranny and Obamacare are down at the bottom of the story. From the CNS story linked above.:
In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor—have refused to grant an injunction protecting the owners of Hobby Lobby from being forced to act against their Christian faith, those owners will be subject to federal fines of up to $1.3 million per day starting Tuesday for refusing to include abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plan.
The Obama administration is making a two-fold argument for why it can force Christians to act against their faith in complying with the regulation it has issued under the Obamacare law that requires virtually all health care plans to cover, without co-pay, sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs.