by Dr. D ~ July 2nd, 2013
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A federal appeals court has given the Hobby Lobby its second victory against the Obama administration’s HH Mandate including a reprieve while the legal action continues. Here’s the story from Citizen Link:
A federal court on Friday ordered the government not to force Hobby Lobby to comply with a mandate requiring the business to offer possible abortion-inducing drugs in its employee health plans. The decision came just one day after an appeals court issued an opinion favoring the store’s request for temporary reprieve from the mandate.
“Hobby Lobby and the Green family faced the terrible choice of violating their faith or paying massive fines,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, representing Hobby Lobby. “We are delighted that both the 10th Circuit and district court have spared them from this unjust burden on their religious freedom.”
Response: The Obama administration’s attempt to re-define religious liberty has suffered an important defeat in this ruling. Hopefully this will continue to be the case all of the way to the Supreme Court and where it will ultimately receive it’s warranted due diligence in a final resolution.
At stake is whether the Federal government can force business owners to violate their own religious conscience, principles, and faith in the running of their own businesses. If so than religious liberty has declined in America. Remember, it was guaranteed in the First Amendment for a reason- Religious liberty was one of the major principles on which this nation was founded in the first place. *Top