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November 26, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

This will constitute a landmark decision as the Christian-conservative company doesn't want to be forced to pay for abortions, even indirectly through health care mandates.

At issue is the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that dictates to businesses what coverage their employees will and will not receive.

Hobby Lobby was previously granted a temporary injunction against the Obama regime.

Obama has been persistent in providing unions and legislators discretionary opt-outs, but refuses to concede to those deemed 'opposition.' That practice of political favoritism should be considered nothing less than cronyism and corruption.


Supreme Court Accepts Hobby Lobby’s Challenge to Obama’s HHS Mandate

by Steven Ertelt / LifeNews.com

Hobby Lobby’s battle against the HHS mandate is headed to the Supreme Court, as the high court today agreed to hear its lawsuit against the controversial provision in Obamacare. The Obama administration is attempting to make it comply with the HHS mandate that compels religious companies to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs for their employees.

However, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., a landmark case addressing the Constitutionally guaranteed rights of business owners to operate their family companies without violating their deeply held religious convictions. This is good news to the Green family, who own the store.

“This is a major step for the Greens and their family businesses in an important fight for Americans’ religious liberty,” said Kyle Duncan, general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and lead lawyer for Hobby Lobby. “We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will clarify once and for all that religious freedom in our country should be protected for family business owners like the Greens.”

The Obama administration says it is confident it will prevail, saying, “We believe this requirement is lawful…and are confident the Supreme Court will agree.”

“My family and I are encouraged that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide our case,” said Mr. Green, Hobby Lobby’s founder and CEO.  “This legal challenge has always remained about one thing and one thing only: the right of our family businesses to live out our sincere and deeply held religious convictions as guaranteed by the law and the Constitution. Business owners should not have to choose between violating their faith and violating the law.”

The Supreme Court is also taking the case of the Mennonite cabinet makers forced to pay for birth control and abortion-causing drugs.
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