This Hobby Lobby issue now before the Supreme Court fascinates me.
As I understand it, the owners of Hobby Lobby do not want to be in a position where they are required to provide, through the Affordable Care Act, certain forms of contraception. Interesting. Does this not indicate that their belief is that Christians should not utilize those forms of contraception? And if their corporation is a Christian body, then, would not the various employees be members of that body? And if they are members of that body wouldn’t it be true that they would never use the objected to form of contraception? And if, the above is true, what’s the point of the suit.
Or, is Hobby Lobby attempting to use the United States Supreme Court as an evangelical tool?
“Parson,” a voice called from the other side of the Pizza place. The parson had his grandsons from out-of-state on an outing for the day. They’d climbed the Echota Indian Mounds, swung on vines hanging from water oaks down by the river, and had an excellent adventure. The parson looked up at the source of the call. It was Fred Alexander, an activist pastor for the religious right. Actually, the parson realized Fred was so far right the rest of the righ was moving toward the parson’s side of the spectrum.
“Fred,” said the parson. “Good to see you. How are things.”
Fred scanned the area around the parson’s table which was located on the porch outside the establishment. “You’re eating here?”
“I am,” said the parson. “Those two young fellows over there (the parson pointed to his grandsons playing on the pizza place’s games) are my grandsons. We’ve been out exploring the history of this place today and just stopped for some refreshment. Want a slice of pizza?” The parson studied Fred’s studying of the glass beside his pizza. The parson decided not to inform Fred it was not Ginger Ale, but another type of ale.
“Look, Parson,” said Fred, “I know this may be pointless to ask you, but we’re out collecting signatures to send to the legislature in support of our pro-life campaign. Would you consider signing?”
The parson smiled. “I’d be glad to, Fred. This is wonderful that you brought this up today. I suppose you’re asking me to sign that because you’re of the mind that all life is sacred.”
“Yes, that’s the point, Parson,” said Fred.
“Well, I’d be glad to sign, but if I sign your all life is sacred petition, Fred, would you sign my all life is sacred petition?”
“I don’t understand,” said Fred.
“Well, I was hoping if I signed your anti-abortion petition based on all life is sacred you’d be willing to sign my “End the Death Penalty” petition based on the same premise.”
Fred stared at the parson for a good minute before he turned to leave.
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