|Rooster Pose image from Martin Brading|
Point 1: Hobby Lobby objects to paying for health insurance for employees that includes contraceptive coverage for women, saying the business owner's religious beliefs should trump a woman's right to non-discrimination, privacy. Basically, they are saying they should not have to pay for a woman's contraception through their health care. What about paying for treatment of STD's resulting from an employee's adultery? Will women have to research company owners' religious beliefs before applying for a job to be sure the health care will cover her reproductive health needs?
And what about the company money paid to an employee that the employee uses to buy reproductive health care? That's the company's money used for the same thing, just not through insurance. Will companies be allowed to not hire women if they use contraceptives or might possibly have an abortion in the future and would spend part of the salary to pay for it?
Point 2: The Georgia legislature passed a law that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons into bars and churches. In this case, it seems that the rights of owners and churches who are pacifists for religious reasons would be superseded by gun owners' rights to bear arms.
So the same people (business owners and churches) whose rights are asserted in point one are ignored in point two for the higher right of bear tools designed to kill other human beings.
|Original yoga image from CNTV|
It seems they are getting closer and closer to merging their heads and their nether parts.
A Mother Jones report shows how truly twisted things get:
Documents filed with the Department of Labor and dated December 2012—three months after the company's owners filed their lawsuit—show that the Hobby Lobby 401(k) employee retirement plan held more than $73 million in mutual funds with investments in companies that produce emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine devices, and drugs commonly used in abortions. Hobby Lobby makes large matching contributions to this company-sponsored 401(k).And under the 'be careful what you wish for' category, Mike Papantonio raises the question of whether the giving the religious belief of the owner import here would threaten the legal separation of the owner from the corporation opening owners to lawsuits for misdeeds of the corporation.
At the heart of this, what you have is, you have Hobby Lobby saying, “We’re a corporation but we’re a devout Christian corporation. … If you follow that rationale, the separateness that usually distinguishes the owner of the corporation from the corporation [itself] is then destroyed. …
[Note: I modified both images in Photoshop. I also used Google's search by image to try to get to the original source of the photos.]