Chris Charbonneau, in her guest column “Hobby Lobby ruling puts bosses’ values ahead of a woman’s health” [Opinion, July 6], makes excellent points about the discriminatory actions of corporations like Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court’s subsequent endorsement of them. Specifically, Charbonneau points to the backward absurdity of an employer’s (now constitutionally authorized) ability…More
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With our nation’s birthday upon us, I am reminded of the importance of our freedoms. While our constitutional rights and the laws that uphold them are complex, I can’t see the Supreme Court deciding the Hobby Lobby case any other way [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. One…More
The recent Supreme Court decisions of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and McCullen v. Coakley are awash with hypocrisy [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. So, women making private medical decisions aren’t due the same protections from harassment provided by a 35-foot buffer zone that is used at…More
The editorial board at The Seattle Times nailed it when it labeled the recent Supreme Court decision a “Taliban” decision [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. The Supreme Court has ruled that members of a particular religious sect have the right to dictate their employees under their direct…More
How is the government going to ascertain that the closely held corporations’ religious beliefs are “deeply held” and not just a scam to get out of paying for their employees’ insurance? [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. Will a report card, church-attendance records and donation tallies from…More
The recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case should have all Americans concerned [“Justices put mistaken faith in Hobby Lobby contraceptives ruling,” Opinion, July 1]. It further erodes the separation between church and state that serves as the foundation of our government. The Founding Fathers were students of history and knew the…More
Before the movie “Mary Poppins” came out the longest word in the English language was supposedly “antidisestablishmentarianism.” The word was coined in the middle of a heated political fight in Britain over the “established church,” namely the Church of England (frequently referred to outside of the U.K. as the Anglican Church). Not surprisingly, a lot of people…More
The notion that Hobby Lobby is attacking women’s rights by choosing to “opt out of covering…legitimate health needs” is absurd [“Yes, (some) corporations can pray — and you’ll all pay,” Opinion, June 30]. Hobby Lobby has stated clearly that it opposes only those forms of contraception that it sees as abortive, like the morning-after pill. It…More
The Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood consolidated cases [“Hobby Lobby case a slippery slope,” Opinion, March 30] are providing the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to double-down on its extremely unpopular and unwise Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling (which created the notion that a corporation has the same protections as real person under the first amendment).
This time it’s about religious freedom, wherein the plaintiffs seek exemptions from established laws for a corporate entity based on the personal beliefs of the corporation’s leader.
While it surprises me thatMore