The IRS might force the closing of a successful US business over the company’s right to religious freedom.
Hobby Lobby has defied the HHS Mandate which requires every company, even those run by religious families, even those that are private, to provide abortifacients as part of their health insurance even though it is against their core religious principles.
The company, run by the Green family requested an injunction from Justice Sotomayor who denied their request as expected.
The story has received almost no mainstream coverage. NBC covered it briefly, saying Hobby Lobby was protesting “expanded contraceptives” while ignoring the fact that they are not against contraceptives, they are opposed to abortifacients.
CBS and ABC did not even cover it.
The mainstream media are Obama’s state-run networks.
The left wing Internet sites are demonizing the Greens and their business, claiming they just don’t want to pay.
Prestigious figures such as Mike Huckabee have come out in support of Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.
This is the message Mike Huckabee posted on his Facebook wall in which he says “We will stand with them in their resistence.”:
Hobby Lobby is a respected and very successful business that is privately owned by a family who have sought to honor God in their personal lives and in their business. Their generosity to missions, to the relief of poverty around the world, to Christian education, and to their employees is legendary and exemplifies the kind of business principle that should be applauded and appreciated.
Instead they are having to fight in court for the most basic American rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech. The Obama administration insists that companies like Hobby Lobby
bow their knees to the God of government health care mandates, even when those mandates are a clear and direct contradiction to their personal beliefs of faith.
The Hobby Lobby company has resisted the demands of the government to abandon their principles to “comply” with dictates from the Health and Human Services Department. It’s one more way in which an overreaching federal government seeks to violate the conscience and Constitutional rights of American citizens in the name of “what’s best for us.”
This is not just about Hobby Lobby–this is about YOU! If Hobby Lobby is forced to eat the “king’s meat” and “bow on their knees” to a human government in direct conflict with their fundamentals of faith, then how long will it be before they come for YOU and YOUR FAMILY?”
If you support their stand, I have a way for you to show your appreciation. I noticed a grassroots event was already started on Facebook for a Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day on January 5th. I encourage you to RSVP YES by clicking the link below and then send your friends and family to www.StandwithHobbyLobby.com and ask them to join you!
The IRS has not yet responded but there is little doubt they will eventually fine the company, now awaiting a verdict by the 10th circuit court.
A new IRS rule on Obamacare mandates that all companies with 50 or more employees must offer healthcare. It can be unaffordable but they must do it. That leaves Hobby Lobby no way out if they lose their case.