Our favorite yarn supplier and kick-butt Christian business, Hobby Lobby, is still at it – standing up for their Constitutional right to run their business in a way that aligns with their beliefs.
Right now, they are one of over seventy businesses who in the midst of legal battles over this Obamacare birth control mandate that requires businesses to foot the bill for their employees’ birth control and abortion-inducing pills.
Many religious business owners have spoken out and made it clear that they aren’t against their employees going out and buying birth control; they simply can’t, in good conscience, pay for something that they are morally opposed to.
The big question isn’t whether or not people should be allowed to be on birth control or take the controversial Plan-B pill. The question is whether the government will penalize, shut down, or try business-owners who choose to do business according to their religious belief system.
This is the same thing we’re seeing happening in regards to the Christian business owner’s involvement in same-sex marriage. Christian bakers, florists, and all other sorts of vendors are currently facing fines, bankruptcy, and possible imprisonment simply for…not baking rainbow cookies for gay organizations.
Adjusting Our Expectations
Here’s the thing. As a Christian myself, I don’t expect this administration to…be on my team. Despite the Christian-y jargon that occasionally comes out of his mouth, our President is not a Christian man, so how then can I expect him to make Christian decisions? I shouldn’t be stunned with surprise when I see him ask God’s blessings on Planned Parenthood – THE tax-payer funded company whose mission is to give women the freedom to kill their babies. Seeing him come out in support of gay marriage, last year, was no big shocker either. Non-Christians are not going to see the world the way Christians do. So, we shouldn’t expect it from them.
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