Tag Archives: Hobby Lobby

Libs boycott organic food company that doesn’t cover birth control

http://twitter.com/#!/lizzwinstead/status/485408634751709185

Organic food company Eden Foods doesn’t want to provide contraceptive coverage for its 150 employees. Via Grist.org:

In Eden Foods Inc. v. Kathleen Sebelius, filed in federal court in March of 2013, the company claimed its religious freedom was being violated by the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that employee health insurance cover birth control. The suit argued that “contraception or abortifacients … almost always involve immoral and unnatural practices.” In October, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided against Eden Foods, ruling that a for-profit company cannot exercise religion.

But then, on June 30, the Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case that family-owned, “closely held” companies can use religion as an excuse to flout the birth control mandate. Eden Foods is one of a few dozen “closely held” for-profit companies that have filed suit over the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. On July 1, the Supreme Court ordered the 6th Circuit Court to reconsider its decision against Eden Foods and another plaintiff with a similar case.

The company’s attorneys at Thomas More Law Center released a statement about the case on Wednesday following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling:

For years, Michael Potter, a Roman Catholic, President and sole shareholder of Eden Foods Corporation, for religious reasons, had arranged for the Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance coverage he designed for his employees to specifically exclude coverage for contraception and abortifacients.  In accordance with his Catholic faith, Potter believes that any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation, whether as an end or means”—including abortifacients and contraception—is wrong.

The HHS Mandate forced Potter to make a choice between violating a foremost tenet of his faith or face fines up to $4.5 million per year.

Potter brought the lawsuit because he cannot compartmentalize his faith and his business practices.

Eden Foods itself tweeted a link to this statement:

Clinton, Michigan – Eden Foods is a principled food company. We were convinced that actions of the federal government were illegal, and so filed a formal objection. The recent Supreme Court decision confirms, at least in part, that we were correct. We realized in making our objection that it would give rise to grotesque mischaracterizations and fallacious arguments. We did not fully anticipate the degree of maliciousness and corruption that would visit us. Nevertheless, we believe we did what we should have.

The objection we filed has never been part of the Hobby Lobby lawsuit.

Naturally, the Sandra Fluke brigade says it will no longer buy Eden Foods’ products:

http://twitter.com/#!/a_aardvark/status/485068452269678592
http://twitter.com/#!/JillFilipovic/status/484726572742479873
http://twitter.com/#!/clarepolitan/status/484452751074930688
http://twitter.com/#!/ScorpionJL/status/483996696578625536
http://twitter.com/#!/iridelikeagirl/status/483667844735856640
http://twitter.com/#!/srjones66/status/484136638075772928
http://twitter.com/#!/madest/status/484826103748374528

Regardless of one’s views about the morality of contraception, why shouldn’t a company be allowed to configure its health benefits however it wishes? Perhaps it is time for a conservative “buycott”!

http://twitter.com/#!/highside2020/status/485071443781115905

 

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/07/06/libs-urge-boycott-of-organic-food-company-that-doesnt-cover-its-employees-birth-control/

#Boycott Hobby Lobby: Opponents say it’s time to ‘lynch’ a few corporations

Remember the campaign event in Roanoke, Va., at which President Obama famously declared, “You didn’t build that”? Chances are if you shop at craft store chain Hobby Lobby, you did build that, whatever it is.

The experts have said it’s a narrow court decision, but opponents have shown a wide range of responses, from threats of  to the relatively calm option of boycotting the chain.

We’re certain the sting of your continued non-patronage will be especially painful now.

Well time we lynched a few corporations…
They are ppl per COTUS and too many are enemies of We The People…
#BoycottHobbyLobby— Middle Class Warrior (@ZeitgeistGhost)

Conservative comedian Steven Crowder offers a different perspective.

http://twitter.com/#!/DCviaVT/status/483733477930446849
http://twitter.com/#!/CaylaFaith/status/483751783970246657

Speaking of … organizers are already planning a “Hobby Lobby Love Day” on July 3.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/30/boycotthobbylobby-opponents-say-its-time-to-lynch-a-few-corporations/

‘Heap pissed off’! Elizabeth Warren ‘can’t believe’ Hobby Lobby outcome

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a sad today, you guys:

All those tears and nervous sweat could fill the Big Sea Water ten times over!

Snort.

Maybe she would’ve read it if it’d been written in Cherokee …

Why? We sure as hell didn’t!

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Related:

Supreme Court sides with Hobby Lobby in landmark religious freedom case

‘Fu*k you:’ Left-wingers want to ‘burn down’ Hobby Lobby after SCOTUS win

‘POW’! How’s Obama taking the Hobby Lobby news? Bobby Jindal can picture it now; Update: Nailed it?

‘Clueless or lying’: Sandra Fluke ‘purposefully ignoring’ fact in Hobby Lobby decision

Twitchy coverage of Elizabeth Warren

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/30/heap-pissed-off-elizabeth-lie-awatha-warren-cant-believe-hobby-lobby-outcome/