FriarReb98: It's a private company run by Christians. May be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're legally allowed to do all this given their private status.
kronicfeld: FriarReb98: It's a private company run by Christians. May be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're legally allowed to do all this given their private status.Ah, yes, the "private companies don't have to obey laws that apply to private companies" exemption.
FriarReb98: It's a private company run by Christians. May be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they're legally allowed to do all this given their private status.\is it too early to call them the Chick-Fil-A of the arts & crafts world?
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I'd like three RC helicopters, some miniature trees, and eternal salvation please.
vernonFL: What if the Hobby Lobby was run by Scientologists or Christian Scientists who don't believe in modern medicine at all?
TofuTheAlmighty: Health insurance is part of an employee's compensation package just like a paycheck. Should orthodox Jews be allowed to prohibit their employees from buying pork with the money they're paid?
Englebert Slaptyback: Their supporters are unkempt, overweight tools.IOW Hobby Lobby lobby slobby, blobby knobbies
Fissile: Ever meet a grown "man" who spends most of his free time building models? I really doubt that kind of guy is engaging in any type of sex, recreational or otherwise.
SN1987a goes boom: Can you legally ask applicants if they are Christian? No? Can you fire someone for not believing in the same God in the same way as you? No? Can you discriminate against those employees of different faiths than yours? No?Then, this company has no right to issue religious edicts on employee behavior.
AverageAmericanGuy: It seems like a fine opportunity for a "Christian" insurance provider to come up with a plan that excludes those coverages.
ciberido: "arts & farts & crafts."
ciberido: Calling what they carry "hobby" supplies is annoyingly misleading for those of us who think of "hobbies" as things like RC helicopters and HO-scale trains.
Diener: No one is forced to work at Hobby Lobby. If you don't share their values then work somewhere else. I'm sure there is an exemption where you can still get your abortion pills for free direct from the government.
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