Whether or not you agree with what they were fighting for, I believe that it is highly commendable that they were willing to stand against the grain and not let themselves be bullied into doing what they believe is morally wrong.
Last edited by freddieflounder101; 07-04-2014 at 12:51 PM.
And can I ask for clarification. Are you saying if they don't self-insure then the moral dilemma wouldn't exist anymore?
If not... Then stop making it sounds like this is about the fact that they self-insure
Last edited by KimPossible; 07-04-2014 at 11:32 AM.
I guess an example would be Walmart. You can feel that Walmart's practices are immoral and not want to participate in any way by shopping at Walmart and giving them your money. That does not mean that you believe you are sinning if you shop at Walmart. In the same way the Hobby Lobby should not have to support an insurance company that provides something that they feel is morally wrong. Neither should they have to provide the objectionable product either.
Hobby Lobby's objection IS that it's a sin. They think it's a sin to use an IUD, for example, which is why they don't want to pay for it. Religious reasons. It wouldn't matter if they paid an insurance company or paid directly; the minute money from Hobby Lobby goes to cover an IUD, they would object. There can be no middlemen, or 20. The bottom line is, they do NOT want to pay for their employees (who may or may nor share their beliefs) to use a product they believe is a sin to use.
Quakers believe violence and war are morally wrong. It is against their religious beliefs. Yet they pay taxes which go to military spending. They don't have an option to say that they don't want their money going towards that, despite their religious beliefs.
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Most people that I know that are on the side of the Hobby Lobby do not believe that the Government should be able to force employers to provide anything other than a fair wage. A benefit is supposed to be just that, a benefit not a requirement. Yes, the Supreme Court ruled that ACA is Constitutional, but as we can see, the kinks are still being worked out. One of those kinks is not requiring people to go against their moral conviction. I would rather the whole law be tossed out, but as long as it is not, I am deeply thankful that at least some restrictions are being put on it.
But I agree with you that the people who support Hobby Lobby aren't really that concerned about the birth control issue, and are just angry about mandated health care and so they'll take what they can.
I think the decision actually creates a dangerous precedent.