Hobby Lobby May Close All 500+ Stores in 41 States

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Via: Tom O Halloran
By: David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s word.

From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do.

We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest.

We believe that it is by God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

But now, our government threatens to change all of that.

A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance.

Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs.

It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.

If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.

Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy.

Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running.

Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true.

The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief.

So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business.

We don’t like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.

My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult.

The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that’s a choice no American and no American business should have to make.

The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.

Since you will not see this in the liberal media, please pass this on to all your contacts.

Sincerely,
David Green
CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Article submitted by: Veronica Coffin

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Kendra D Fergus says:

Laura Lucey, We are not talking about abortions here. We're talking about contraceptives and the morning after pill which are not the same thing. Contraceptives are not abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by delaying ovulation, seeking to prevent fertilization thus preventing unwanted pregnancy and abortions.

Kendra D Fergus says:

Laura Lucey, We are not talking about abortions here. We're talking about contraceptives and the morning after pill which are not the same thing. Contraceptives are not abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by delaying ovulation, seeking to prevent fertilization thus preventing unwanted pregnancy and abortions.

I bet if (Heaven forbid!) one of your daughters were raped you would want the morning after pill!

I bet if (Heaven forbid!) one of your daughters were raped you would want the morning after pill!

Daniel Thomas says:

As soon as he stops using those godless chinese suppliers I'll listen, until then he is not walking the walk. Jesus would slap the crap out of you sir. You no more follow him than the Chinese manufacturers you use.

Daniel Thomas says:

As soon as he stops using those godless chinese suppliers I'll listen, until then he is not walking the walk. Jesus would slap the crap out of you sir. You no more follow him than the Chinese manufacturers you use.

I will miss Hobby Lobby, but stand firmly behind the company in this difficult decision. Thank you for taking a strong stand for religious freedom.

I will miss Hobby Lobby, but stand firmly behind the company in this difficult decision. Thank you for taking a strong stand for religious freedom.

Lee Thesuperflea says:

if the bottom line is caring for your people you would think you would do what your people want or need….just saying

Alan Vessell says:

My girlfriend works at hobby lobby, She has to be picked her up at 9-10pm. That is not closing early. This guy is so full of shit his eyes are brown.

J David Osorio says:

yet you pose with a devise whose sole purpose is to take away life. HYPOCRITE!!

J David Osorio says:

Carolyn Space, what part of "thou shall not bear false witness" did you not read/understand??? it's in those 10 commandments you must claim to follow.

ToMarcy, I don't believe Jesus would agree to abortion just to clean up a problem of promicuit

Patti Bergevin says:

doubt they'll close, family is making too much money and after reading this, I probably won't shop there anymore and support this pretentious Jesus freak

J David Osorio says:

less imports from China, better air quality for us in Los Angeles. best wishes to the former employees.

J David Osorio says:

less imports from China, better air quality for us in Los Angeles. best wishes to the former employees.

Layne Beller says:

Maryce Ramsey – Insurance is not compensation, it is a benefit. And if the benefit OR compensation don't suit you, go somewhere else! If you choose to stay but don't like the health benefits offered by the company, go buy your own!

What has happened to "Of the people, by the people & for the people"? If there was less government control, the issue with the Hobby Lobby stores would be non-existent. WAKE UP……..our nation is headed toward socialism! I live in Okla. where Hobby Lobby was founded. The majority if not all the Christian conservatives in this state are backing the Green family 100%. There need to be more Christians who are willing to take a stand for what they believe. I applaude the Green family & am praying for God to be honored whatever the outcome. After all, HE'S the One who's in control!

What has happened to "Of the people, by the people & for the people"? If there was less government control, the issue with the Hobby Lobby stores would be non-existent. WAKE UP……..our nation is headed toward socialism! I live in Okla. where Hobby Lobby was founded. The majority if not all the Christian conservatives in this state are backing the Green family 100%. There need to be more Christians who are willing to take a stand for what they believe. I applaude the Green family & am praying for God to be honored whatever the outcome. After all, HE'S the One who's in control!

Ruthie Owen says:

ah,, bummer. I love Hobby Lobby! I work in sales/marketing at IKEA so kind of the same. Will miss them. NO!! not Michael's. They'll be closing, too. (what I hear)

Ruthie Owen says:

ah,, bummer. I love Hobby Lobby! I work in sales/marketing at IKEA so kind of the same. Will miss them. NO!! not Michael's. They'll be closing, too. (what I hear)

The way I see it, if someone has an abortion, then it is their choice. Only God can judge them for what they have done and there is such a thing as forgiveness. God knows what is in a person's heart, and he is the ultimate decider of a person's fate. So for everyone on here complaining about people who choose to do so, remember…. it isn't your business what someone else is doing. And another thing, when are they closing? I can use some good deals on clearance items. This Sunday Sunday Sunday!…. oh wait… nevermind.

Alice Yancey says:

I didn't read the article … And we don't have Hobby Lobby's here, but I sure miss them and thought they were awesome, except on Sundays…In which they were closed, when I hated them….

Donald May says:

Peggy Prouty you are just right down a dumb ass . always want some body to pay for your sex pay for it yourself

Donald May says:

Laura Lucey amen amen to that

Jason Charette says:

Freedom of Religion is also Freedom FROM religion.

Donald May says:

Christopher Taber you dumbass

Ray Slover says:

True Christians should mind their own Damn business because the bible says nothing about abortion

Kelsey Pipes says:

Maryce Ramsey-you are just wrong, plain and simple. Employees know what they are getting themselves into before the are hired, and if they don't then they can leave. On top of all of this, Mr. Green is not saying how, what, when, where or why, your paycheck is going to be spent. He's not even condemning someone for wanting the option of contraceptive, he is merely saying that he is not willing for it to be an option in his business which is more then fair, and if you don't like it well then don't work for the company! The government and liberals alike have yet stepped across the line onto touchy territory and Mr. Green here is holding his ground in which he has every right to do so, they face that you do not see this is something you should be highly worried about.

Kelsey Pipes says:

Maryce Ramsey-you are just wrong, plain and simple. Employees know what they are getting themselves into before the are hired, and if they don't then they can leave. On top of all of this, Mr. Green is not saying how, what, when, where or why, your paycheck is going to be spent. He's not even condemning someone for wanting the option of contraceptive, he is merely saying that he is not willing for it to be an option in his business which is more then fair, and if you don't like it well then don't work for the company! The government and liberals alike have yet stepped across the line onto touchy territory and Mr. Green here is holding his ground in which he has every right to do so, they face that you do not see this is something you should be highly worried about.

Lin Hinds says:

Maryce Ramsey not true…he is saying he will not pay for contaceptive drugs and that's just not right. If I am his employee and for some reason (say I'm raped), I should have insurance that will pay for my care MY way, not his! I love Hobby Lobby and I would be sad if they close, but I believe that he is wrong on this one. Next thing you know, he won't pay for someone's hospice care, saying that it speeds the end of life…..

Lin Hinds says:

Maryce Ramsey not true…he is saying he will not pay for contaceptive drugs and that's just not right. If I am his employee and for some reason (say I'm raped), I should have insurance that will pay for my care MY way, not his! I love Hobby Lobby and I would be sad if they close, but I believe that he is wrong on this one. Next thing you know, he won't pay for someone's hospice care, saying that it speeds the end of life…..

Samantha Blain says:

Peggy Prouty…. You and Maryce Ramsey need to think before speaking… No one is saying that an employee CANNOT take any of those pills if they choose to — They have every RIGHT to go, purchase them and pay for it… Just as it is every employers RIGHT to choose which (IF ANY) benefits are given to their employees…

If either of you two opinionated women have every been a business owner then your comments would have NEVER even taken place… If I were to run a store and the only thing I offered my employees was a great salary (enough for you to pay for the insurance of your choice)… Would you work there?… if so, would you actually purchase insurance for yourself?… Most people would pocket the money and not buy it… but that is their CHOICE… Just as it is the employers choice to offer such benefits at all!!! I for one don't want to pay for one of my employees personal choices…

He NEVER stated that he didn't want to provide insurance… What he SAID was that certain aspects of the benefit he will provide should not be mandated to include certain things… if you don't like your employer's "BENEFIT" packet, you can always decline it, take $ in lieu of what they pay for your premium and go get your own policy which would then fall on you from your precious gov to keep as they are enforcing everyone to do!!!

Sorry everyone that this was so lengthy but I just HAD to chime in response to their poor, misguided and crazy opinions!!! I truly believe that they are simply making statements to see what they can "stir up"!!!

No need to reply to this comment because I have said my peace and will NOT be back to read anything you may or may not have a response for because I simply do not care to hear (read) any more of your uneducated rantings!!! Have a blessed day Peggy and Maryce!!!

Samantha Blain says:

Peggy Prouty…. You and Maryce Ramsey need to think before speaking… No one is saying that an employee CANNOT take any of those pills if they choose to — They have every RIGHT to go, purchase them and pay for it… Just as it is every employers RIGHT to choose which (IF ANY) benefits are given to their employees…

If either of you two opinionated women have every been a business owner then your comments would have NEVER even taken place… If I were to run a store and the only thing I offered my employees was a great salary (enough for you to pay for the insurance of your choice)… Would you work there?… if so, would you actually purchase insurance for yourself?… Most people would pocket the money and not buy it… but that is their CHOICE… Just as it is the employers choice to offer such benefits at all!!! I for one don't want to pay for one of my employees personal choices…

He NEVER stated that he didn't want to provide insurance… What he SAID was that certain aspects of the benefit he will provide should not be mandated to include certain things… if you don't like your employer's "BENEFIT" packet, you can always decline it, take $ in lieu of what they pay for your premium and go get your own policy which would then fall on you from your precious gov to keep as they are enforcing everyone to do!!!

Sorry everyone that this was so lengthy but I just HAD to chime in response to their poor, misguided and crazy opinions!!! I truly believe that they are simply making statements to see what they can "stir up"!!!

No need to reply to this comment because I have said my peace and will NOT be back to read anything you may or may not have a response for because I simply do not care to hear (read) any more of your uneducated rantings!!! Have a blessed day Peggy and Maryce!!!

Eric Johnson says:

Would be a good time to buy Stock in Michaels.

Eric Johnson says:

Would be a good time to buy Stock in Michaels.

Ray Slover you dont have to work for hobby lobby.

Ray Slover you dont have to work for hobby lobby.

Maryce Ramsey well when does the government stop. I think its hypocritical for you to say that about mr green, but allowing the government to tell him how to run his business. What s the difference? The beautiful thing about this country is freedom. When is the government going to take that away?

I don't think Pat actually knows what dictatorship involves. Probably just heard that word being thrown around while watching Fox News.

Peggy Prouty says:

Walt Calame You talk like he is footing the entire bill and has to cut the check in the abortion clinic. WE are paying our premiums too and we pay a larger portion. We choose what we want with our larger portion. Stop with the whole "company pays for it" when they only pay a portion of the policy premium.

Peggy Prouty says:

Frank Mattison If you do in fact have 50 or more employees you show me where you pay more of the premium than they do. When you prove you pay more, you can complain about what your portion covers, until then your argument is invalid. You are not paying for anything other than a small part of a discounted group rate. It is none of your business what other people do. Your religion does not belong in my home. You do not decide what is right for me. You do not trump my beliefs. You want to get out of paying any portion to offer health coverage to your employees, the same employees that make your business possible. Without them there is no "your business". There are too many of you who think your religion is "the one" and we cannot go through each belief and cater to each demand. Separation baby.

Frank Mattison says:

No Peggy.. I want to tell my employees that they have to take on the financial responsibility for their bad choices..

If I'm a JW, and I think blood transfusions are horriible sins against God.. then I should not be forced by the government to pay for them. If that means my employees need to ask the government to provide transfusion services for free.. that's not my responsibility as an employer.

I'm not sure why I'm responsible to offer any health insurance whatsoever..

Peggy Prouty says:

I love that part when you show your hypocrite off by saying "cant keep its nose out of my business" and yet you want hobby lobby to shove their nose right up every woman's vagina. Really cute.

Peggy Prouty says:

Jim Gunslinger You're a disgusting man for implying Allen should have been aborted because he is pro choice. Shame on you, I bet your mother is super proud of your pathetic communication skills. Come back when you have something of value to add to a conversation.

Peggy Prouty says:

Laura Lucey But you want to tell your employees what they can and cannot put into their body. Classic.

Peggy Prouty says:

Your god belongs in your home and not in mine. You can keep your man made god.

Peggy Prouty says:

Carrie Murphy Roebuck since when?

Peggy Prouty says:

You are being bombarded by a bunch of people buying into scare tactic and lie based opinions. They call you a leftist or liberal like it is a bad word. I will always vote to keep religion out of our laws. I do not see why they think Hobby Lobby is being forced to pay for abortions and birth control when employees pay the majority of the premium and all of the copay, all of the deductible and all of the prescription. Hobby Lobby pays a low portion of this group discounted insurance. They should just chalk that up to their part of insurance is not going toward the care they whine about that is frankly non of their business. I also love how all these comments about people don't have to work there are thrown around. Yes because jobs are so abundant that people can just pick and choose from the millions of openings. Get real. What Hobby Lobby wants is to dictate what you do in your home and in your pants. They do not walk into my appointment and write the check, I do.

Christianity is so fucking dumb.

Paul Fowler says:

I wonder if any of their products are made in China??? You know, where religion is of the up most importance…….

Peggy Prouty says:

Eric Black You are not being forced into employer offered health insurance. You can be a grown ass man and decline it. Buy it on your own and pick what you want. You need to educate yourself on the affordable care act before mouthing off a bunch of nonsense. You sound ridiculous.

But its ok to do business with the Chinese.

Pamela K. Cahoon Laub says:

Maryce Ramsey – Thanks to Obamacare restrictions employers place on insurance will become moot. Everyday more employers cancel their insurance plans and employees must buy their own.

Pamela K. Cahoon Laub says:

Lee Joseph Mitchell – Hobby Lobby has not indicated they discriminate against anyone, unless you feel you would need an abortion pill. If someone wants an abortion pill they are free to pay for it themselves. I always paid for my own birth control and can't understand why anyone thinks others should help pay for theirs.

Mark Enos says:

Michaels will gladly eat your lunch. Good riddance. Bye

Stephanie Hogan says:

Would he fire a homosexual because of his religious "right"?

Mr. Green, If you care about your employees as you claim then offer them every benefit available to them by law and let them make their own moral decisions

James Oswald says:

What happened to god? Why would god allow such a government to exist? Why would god allow a devout Christian's business to suffer? Because god is not real, and you are an asshole.

Jessica Kay Welton says:

You do not have the right to make medical choices for your employees, period. I highly doubt that you foot 100% of the costs of their health insurance, THEY PAY FOR IT, they should be able to have full access to all the medical options available, in accordance with their own beliefs.

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Omg people….do some research. THIS ISN"T REAL! lol morons

Sue Philpot Bell says:

Maryce Ramsey The difference is … no one HAS to work for him. If they disagree with the way that he runs his stores, they simply need to work somewhere else where there is insurance that they like.

Caryn Code says:

Bye. I haven't set foot in a Hobby Lobby since this debate started. Just as he has a right to run his business as he wishes, I have a right to say that I will not support a business that (IMO) is not an EEOC employer. By refusing to provide preventative birth control, HL is discriminating against those who have different religious beliefs or sexual habits. Unless he is suggesting setting up a fund to pay for ALL prenatal care for a pregnant employee, plus a stipend after the birth, since he doesn't want to prevent it?

Lenora Snyder says:

That is dicrimination…..He is suppose to be bring jobs…not taking the ones we have away. I will pray for your company….GOd willing Obama will be Impeached!

Kenny Clarke says:

Tough shit, separation of church and state. Go open hobby lobby in another country since the U.S. is so mean to you.

Dean Owens says:

You are wrong about insurance being compensation for labor like a salary. Wages/salary are compensation for labor. Insurance is a benefit (NOT A RIGHT). The government has no place in forcing any business to provide any benefits for their employees. Only wages and salary are required. Otherwise, it would be slavary.

Seth Greegor says:

if you don't like it find another job. it's that simple

So having the government/Obama dictate how we run our lives/business's is a much better option is what you are saying? I fail to see your reasoning!

Now where will I buy cheap made in China Christmas trinkets in June?! Why Jesus, why?!

Joseph Simmons says:

Well if it is not profits your worried about then deny them that form of insurance and pay the

Ky Bock says:

I disagree with Mr. Green! You run a business, Sir, you have absolutely no right to push your religious beliefs on your employees by denying them birth control! Birth control pills do NOT cause abortions either. You need to read up on things in the medical world. It's beyond obvious that you have NO medical knowledge when it comes to the female reproductive system and birth control. Your employees pay a premium for their insurance. They are basically paying for the birth control. Some people might say you are not pushing your religious beliefs on them by denying them birth control but I disagree. Corporations are not people. You run a corporation in which your employees work for. They don't work for you exactly, they work for the corporation as a whole.
I hope you go out of business, I really do. Shut down the stores for all I care. It is people like you, Mr. Green, that are ruining this country. Perhaps you should take a good hard look at why your religion is dying. You are nothing more than a Pharisee that is condemned to eternity in the mass grave called Hell (it is not a fiery furnance like people think, pretty damn sad that non-Christians know the book of lies [aka the bible] better than people like you)! Enjoy hell, Pharisee, I'll never shop at your stores!

Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!—-Matthew 7:21-23

Nancy Haun says:

Please remain strong and don't give up! Americans support you and your quest!

Katie Barnickel says:

Maryce Ramsey excellent statement

Maryce Ramsey First of all, Greene is not saying that you cant get health care somewhere else and get these drugs some other way. I remember when health care would not pay for existing conditions. You had cancer, diabetis or any other major illness tough. And now we have the government that has said that everyone should have their own insurance or get fined. What do you think the insurances companies are going to pay for? You think it will be at a higher price? How about that drug is not covered unless you carry a higher insurance? His refusal to carry insurance for drugs that go against his principal will be just a drop in the hat when Obama care is really in place. Why should he be fined for not carrying an insurance that pays for these things?

Carrie Murphy Roebuck says:

They do not have mandatory abortions!!

Carrie Murphy Roebuck says:

They do not have mandatory abortions!!

Eric Black says:

Maryce Ramsey . If my employer were a JW they wouldn't have to pay for a blood transfusion… I would and if I didn't want to I would work for someone else… my choice. I don't want my company to be forced to buy insurance for me. I want to buy it myself ONLY if I decide to buy it…if it's whats right for me. Obamacare is NOT insurance it's a tax on medical care for chumps. If you want insurance it must fit this description… 10 year term life insurance for example… "I think I'll die in the next 9.9 years." Insurance company – "We'll take that bet… we don't think you will but will pay you xyz amount if you do if you'll pay us abc amount every month that you don't." If it's worth the gamble I take it and I now have insurance. Where is the gamble in obamacare?? there isn't… it's just me paying money into the government, them spending it however they choose, the good doctors retire or move to central america and open up american hospitals, and america continues in it's downward trend.

Roy Goninan says:

Ben Petrone You are right let all die who has no insurance the fewer the 1.
having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
2.
Law. dependent upon charity or public support.
3.
(of a country, institution, etc.) meagerly supplied or endowed with resources or funds.
4.
characterized by or showing poverty.
5.
deficient or lacking in something specified: a region poor in mineral deposits the better, Government has no right to tell us how to run our life so I say stop every thing that has to do with helping any American who wants every thing for free, let the poor over run the hospitals let them suck up(hospital)the cost to make it even more of a cost to the rich! but most of all keep helping all the other country's but our.

Cassie Lee says:

sorry Scott, I was talking to Noelle.I think we respondedat the same time.

Konrad Hack says:

Hopefully when you close Michaels will buy all your locations and bring in higher quality materials than the crap you sell.

Chuck Eberhart says:

He says it outright, It's against his religious beliefs. The first amendment trumps Obamacare, and he will be exempt, just like everyone one else saying it's against their religion.

Christopher Taber says:

Only the best slave labor for hobby lobby. Such a hypocritical company.

Scott McKay says:

Cassie Lee Glad to help. :-)

Cassie Lee says:

Thank you. I was going to point this out but you said it very well.

Scott McKay says:

It is the belief of the Catholic church that the pill is abortifacient in that it prevents a fertilized egg from implanting

Scott McKay says:

Maryce Ramsey Insurance has been what is called a BENEFIT…something extra provided free, or at a reduced cost by the employer.

this is a company that treats its employees very good, granted they are not getting rich working there but the pay and benefits are better than most retail and way better than fast food. Plus they get every Sunday off to be with family and friends what a concept? They do not force any religion on to anyone and they treat there employees with respect and that's something that the liberal politicians that are ruining this country know little about .

Joan Malechek says:

That is not fair! God should be first in everything!

Judith Russell says:

Then don't work for Hobby Lobby, Ms. Ramsey (in regards to your argument of all your "what ifs"). It is a family created, grown and ran business, not government. The business owner reserves the right to choose what benefits they see fit and can AFFORD.

When I was younger, I use to wonder what the old saying, "if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything" really meant. Now at middle age, with more education under my belt, and a previous small business owner to boot, I totally understand what it means. Perhaps you need to ponder the saying for yourself, because you have certainly fallen for the lie.

Maryce Ramsey True Christians do not believe in abortions.

Jesse Wilhelm Hobby Lobby is closed on Sunday.

Joost Eggelaar says:

I believe in religious freedom. Therefore, Hobby Lobby must provide insurance to its employees. Otherwise it would be infringing on their religious rights, and a company does not trump a person. I don't believe you mr. Green. I believe you are being facetious and have a hidden agenda.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Murrey Gropp says:

I love Jesus but I can't stand his delusional followers that think that their sin is better than other peoples and claim to know the mind of God and forget that the two most important tenets of Christianity are to Love God with all your heart and Soul and to love thy neighbor as thy self. You people couldn't stand Christ if he were here before you and you would call him a long haired socialist. Abortion is bad but killing is good because Some politicians and FOX news said so. I believe a bunch of you are going to be in for a big surprise when you meet you maker and find out that you were all wrong. My favorite part of the bible is when the sons of god came to earth in genisis six and had sex with earth women and their children were great men, men of renown. Who were those sons of god? It said in the bible that they had slaves and multiple wives to so I guess that means that is ok as well. Why don't we go back to that? It's in the bible so it must be right! Yet most Christians have no clue how the bible came to be and who wrote what and edited it. If Jesus is the greatest man to ever live then why is so much of his life missing from the bible? The only place the devil resides is in your head and in your pants. So many have pimped and perverted the message of Christ that modern Christianity is nothing but a big hate filled and hypocritical dog and pony show because your imaginary friend is better than my imaginary friend. You people would have a hard time understanding where the sun goes at night much less understanding forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Derek Cooper says:

Maryce Ramsey your scenarios are about saving lives, not taking them. The way you make your comparisons, as if abortion is just another medical procedure, tells me that you have not really thought through what abortion really is. Preventing someone's potential life.

Roger Burleigh says:

@Maryce Ramsey: Are you excusing Obama's lies by pointing to lies of others? Will you excuse those of the next President, as well? And those of the next? http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it/

Laura Lucey says:

Maryce Ramsey: Those are necessities. Your argument is comparing apples and oranges. An abortion is an ELECTIVE PROCEDURE. It is an OPTION or a choice. You can not tell companies and the government to get out of your vagina and then demand they pay for what you want done to it when you go out and get knocked up. Like I said, in the case of rape, fine, let it be covered with a police filing.

And Ray, if there is a Hobby Lobby in the town, I am 100% certain there is more than there to work at.

Yeah, Hal, the owner has more than enough money to let the business go rather than be fined that amount per day. It's the principal of the matter. The fact that there is probably no woman complaining of this, it's the government saying they have to whether they like it or not. It's the fact that the government is all up in everyone business too deep, too far, too much, and they have no right to be. They need to collect the tax money and quit micro-managing how businesses run. It's about the fact that one person complains and conglomerates have to comply and change laws. I get that some of them need to be; but it gets to a point that it becomes ridiculous. An abortion is an ELECTIVE PROCEDURE. It does NOT affect your health.

And Jesus doesn't want you to do arts and crafts on Sunday

John T. Tunison I used to feel that way sir, no more. not against the vets, and other real people. My family served all the way back to the rvolutionary war. My mother and siblings built B-17's and c-47's during WWII. My Father in Navy 10 years all through the same war.. His Father in the Spanish American war. I found a "Pension" of his 6.00 per month for contracting malaria. wow!!! A direct relative made the Delaware? crossing with General G. Washington. I could not match their contributions but gave 6 years voluntarily. 3.25 Active.This is not what my family spilled there guts and bled for. I mean no offense. Exept to the pigs that are comitting these crimes.in D,C.

Alice Williams says:

I will pray for Gods favor and for your family.

Dave Jensen says:

Ray Slover
It is extremely ignorant to claim that the founders of Hobby Lobby are forcing their religion on its employees.He is not forcing anything on anyone. He simply states that his company, based on his moral principles, will not pay for it. An employee may purchase insurance elsewhere or work elsewhere…that is their right.

Jim Kruta says:

"We have long expected employers to provide health insurance not because employees are lazy and "entitled" but because they earned it. It is part of their compensation."

And there is the problem. You have only earned what was agreed to when you were hired. You act as if these people are completely taken off guard when they are hired. This company did not lie to people when they hired them, they were told up front what the company policy covered. You are making the error in assuming the owner suddenly changed the health insurance policies of all his employees.

"And of course then every time you go for an interview you have to quiz then employer about what their religious beliefs mean for you and your families health. That is the definition of madness. "

You mean, you are expected to be a responsible grown up when determining your health insurance? It is each person's responsibility to review their health insurance when they get covered, why do you assume it is suddenly the employer's job to make sure *you* are satisfied with the coverage provided by the plan offered? As a grown up, that is your own responsibility. What is madness is the idea that these employees not only cannot think for themselves but that they can't find their own birth control. What is madness is trying to equate a very minimal cost item (birth control) with a more intensive treatment. To reiterate, if you don't like the company health insurance *get a different one*. No employee has *earned* the right to dictate company policy. If you want to offer birth control, start your own business. If you own your own business, great, offer your employees birth control and stop attempting to force others to do so.

"Many Christian groups and religions of all faiths support this government mandate because it brings health care to many of our neighbors, something I have no doubt that Jesus would support. "

"Many" meaning "not very many." The majority of the American people are against this law for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is this completely trampling of religious conscience. Jesus would support deciding for yourself to be a good neighbor, not using the government to hold a gun to someone else to be a good neighbor in your stead.

Don't throw out the baby with the bath water is an old saying. America is still a nation founded on Christian principles no matter how the left wants to deny it. It is necessary now to get out the votes to sweep the election this November and make sure these laws get reversed by men and women that care to put the country back on the right track. Over 400 senior officers and NCO have been removed or forced to retire in the last year because they do not agree with the current administration.

Pat Tieman says:

Maryce Ramsey If you don't like the rules..don't work there…it is simple….

Pat Tieman says:

Walt Calame You are so right…don't waste your time arguing with Maryce Ramsey….she is a leftist and they just don't get it….It is HIS business that HE founded….HE should not be forced to pay for what his religious beliefs do not agree with. PERIOD…you can twist it anyway you want to but that is the bottom line. YOU saying he should be forced to do this and that is not American….. Yea..close the stores and have more unemployment…makes sense to me…if you have a loved one who depends on this business for a living you would be more understanding….true leftist at it's best.

Marilee Tatman says:

It's curious that a company with such strong religious beliefs against birth control buys the majority of its inventory from China – a country with mandatory abortions.

Matthew Edmund Semrau says:

Maryce Ramsey His actions stand in judgement. I know right from wrong. God did not tell us to be blind to evil, and to not discern for ourselves whether someone is behaving out of God or Evil. Obama's actions are those of an evil person, and an evil person he is.

Pat Tieman says:

Roger Burleigh You got that right….there is nothing Christian about him….He shows no signs of being a Christian…but rather a dictator.

Hal Cattron says:

I don't believe him. I don't believe he will close his company. I think he is a phony when it comes to religion and politics.

Maryce Ramsey says:

Matthew Edmund Semrau You may feel comfortable standing in judgement of others but I don't. Roger, every American president in recent memory as been called a liar. It seems to be standard practice these days.

Maryce Ramsey says:

It would be nice to be able to have a discussion and disagree without people resorting to name calling. I have supported myself my whole life. And, yes, I am a Christian. Many Christian groups and religions of all faiths support this government mandate because it brings health care to many of our neighbors, something I have no doubt that Jesus would support.

The "Govt." is comitting a TRUE HATE CRIME!!!!! I am not the pro american I was. I was a dedicated soldier honorably discharged in 1984. Had I known the evil turn AMERICA/ SODOM has made, I never would have served a second.

Maryce Ramsey says:

Jim Kruta – We have all kinds of protections in place to protect workers from employers whims. Certainly one person's beliefs can be another's whim. We have long expected employers to provide health insurance not because employees are lazy and "entitled" but because they earned it. It is part of their compensation. You may agree with this person not wanting to provide health insurance that covers birth control (which isn't very smart if you are interested in lowering overall health care costs) but I suspect that you would feel differently if you needed a blood transfusion and your employer said "Nope, not with the health insurance I provide." So every employer gets to go through the services and drugs and negotiate with the insurance company to get rid of anything that offends their religious fancy. And of course then every time you go for an interview you have to quiz then employer about what their religious beliefs mean for you and your families health. That is the definition of madness.

Marty HawksFan Howard says:

Obamadontcare is pure evil!!!

Walt Calame says:

Maryce Ramsey – First, I am not Christian, but I believe in freedom of religion. Second, Mr. Green is not forcing anyone to do or not to do anything. He has said he will not pay for, not that he has any control over his employees actions outside of work.
Mr. Kutra has actually said it better than I can.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Noelle Morris says:

None of the drugs that Mr. Green mentions are actually abortifacients. Emergency contraception works by preventing ovulation from occurring in the first place. While it's true that it was once thought to prevent fertilized eggs from implanting, recent medical studies (for example, this one and many others: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20399948 ) have shown that this is not the case. To reiterate: if a woman takes Plan B after she ovulates and the egg is fertilized, Plan B can do nothing to prevent that egg from implanting and starting a pregnancy.
You may "believe" that these drugs induce abortions, Mr. Green, but the science does not support your belief, and I have a hard time believing you truly take your employees' well-being to heart when you would rather lay thousands of them off than allow them insured access to contraceptive measures which PREVENT abortions.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

Allen Montgomery – Shame your mother did not hold your beliefs when she got knocked up with you. Funny how all of the supporters of abortion were allowed to be born.

You claim you are a Christian yet you agree with this government mandate?

Danny Staley says:

THE DEVIL IS IN A HURRY, HE KNOWS HIS TIME IS GETTING SHORTER EVERY DAY.

Don Decker says:

"We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit." If this were true than you would not close your doors that would effect all your employees and millions of customers. I believe in religious beliefs but only to a point as religion is man-made. If you believe and care for people saying you would close all stores makes you and your family a hypocrite!

Ben Petrone says:

The Gov't has no right to tell any one what kind of health insurance they have to have. The same goes for Gun control. The Gov't is going against the 2nd.amendment.Also the Gov.t has no right to tell people who they can marry. If it is against your religious beliefs follow it. Again the Obama administration is slowly taking away our rights. Illegally.

Ben Petrone says:

I bet if your business was owned by a Muslim you would be exempt

Jim Richards says:

U MADAM, are a total idiot….prob on the dole

i hope you win in court , you are my favorite store ever , GOD BLESS

Matthew Edmund Semrau says:

Maryce Ramsey Actually, you can speak to others as well. Jesus said "You will know them by their fruits. A bad tree does not produce good fruit. Nor does a good tree produce bad fruit."

Asking God to bless the work of abortion providers, forcing anti-Christian mandates, promoting perverse lifestyles all are BAD fruits and speak volumes to the integrity and character of this President.

Ray Slover says:

For many working elsewhere is not a option.

Lee Joseph Mitchell says:

Let's look at the scope of religious equality in the work place. True, no one is compelled to work here, but still he is obligated to observe certain fair business practices. If, for example, a he hired a Jew and the Jew had a beard to his belly, even if HL has a dress code prohibiting beards. The same with a Muslim praying at work, or Sikhs wearing turbans. He cannot dictate his faith upon. His employees. Sad to see his business go, but if he's so inflexible, it may be for the best.

Lee Joseph Mitchell says:

No we are not. If we refused to comply with this, we'd be fined as well.

Roger Burleigh says:

@Maryce Ramsey: In case you haven't noticed, the man is well known to be a liar . . .

As a bandaid, I'm guessing at this, put everyone on parttime, double their hourly rate and let them purchase obamacare. Exempting the company from being an insurance provider. Wal mart has done similar.

Laura Lucey says:

It doesn't say contraception, PERIOD. It says "we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, "emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill." Implying that it's anything that has to do with AFTER conception not BIRTH CONTROL (preconception). Yes, he says "emergency contraception" but again, he follows up with anything that "might end a life after the moment of conception." Again, Roe v. Wade, women won the right to do with what they wanted with their bodies and told the government they had NO right to tell them what they could or could not do with it. Therefore, it is not fair to make a business pay for that "right." The government is infringing on too many rights of businesses as is and it's ridiculous. If I was a business owner, I would not want the government telling whom and what I can and cannot do with MY business or taxing and fining me for what I choose to do. Let me sink and flail. These women don't like it, they don't have to work there. FREEDOM OF CHOICE. Work somewhere else.

Jim Kruta says:

Your entire premise is built on the false idea that you are forced to work for this company. You are not. The owner does not hide his beliefs and as can be seen with this letter, is fairly forthright about what he will and will not do. If this is a problem, my advice is to avoid seeking employment with him.
Also, *no one is stopping them from getting outside healthcare*. Where did this grand lie come from that anyone is being denied "access" to health care simply because someone else will not pay it for you? If my employer does not pay for me to own a handgun is s/he "denying me access" to my second amendment rights?
This ridiculous "access" argument needs to die a quick and painful death in the American culture lest we become a people that believe we are entitled to have someone pay for anything we ourselves will not bother to buy for ourselves.

Maryce Ramsey says:

What happens if your child needs a blood transfusion and your boss is a Jehovah's Witness? Or your spouse is bi-polar and your boss is a Scientologist? Also, the only way you will know what kinds of health services and drugs that your health insurance will cover will be by asking your employer what he or she allows according to his faith. How is that not forcing your religion on others? This is not just about contraceptives – which by the way most Christian faiths have no problem with.

Ray Slover says:

By refusing to provide birth control is the company insurance plan because of religious beliefs, he is forcing his beliefs onto others.

Laura Lucey says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on his employees, unless getting Sunday off because of CEO religious reasons and not being forced to Church is being "forced" to follow a religion. No one makes these employees go to Church on Sunday, no one makes them pray before, during, or after working. It's like any other job, they just close on Sunday and early during the week. And they don't want to have to pay for day-after pills and abortions for their employees. Personally, I think that's fair. I think that if a woman wants the right to have one and not have the government tell her what she can and can't do with her body, then she can't demand that they PAY for it, either. That should be an out of pocket expense, unless it is rape and proven with a police report there can be charities to help with that. I don't mean make it illegal either but it shouldn't be other's cost. It should be the expense of the woman and the man who did the deed. If she wants to be secretive and hide it from the man, she needs to pay for it on her own.

Vicki Moses Caswell says:

If I run a business I should have the right to run my business as I see fit. Not how someone else thinks I should.

Maryce Ramsey says:

Walt Calame – Insurance is compensation for labor just like a salary. Does Mr. Green also get to say how his employees spend their salary? Where does this end? If your employer is a Jehovah's Witness, can he stop you from getting a blood transfusion? If your employer is a Scientologist, can he stop you from seeking counseling or accessing anti-depressants? You may be OK with this because you share Mr. Green's take on Christianity but it doesn't stop with faiths, or even sects of faiths that you agree with. What if your employer doesn't believe in modern medicine at all? If we let one religious sect enforce their religious beliefs on his employees then they all get to. And none of us seligious freedom anymore. To access health care we will be coerced into following our employer's take on religion. That isn't American.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Allen Montgomery says:

I support abortion on demand. To those who might object to their tax dollars paying for abortions, I would point out that my tax dollars have paid for military actions I didn't approve of.

I personally believe that, generally speaking, psychiatrists tend to do more harm than good. Anyone with a few unusual ideas and a generous insurance policy is in danger of being incarcerated in a psychiatric facility, at least until the insurance runs out. If an insurance policy includes mental health coverage, I do not want that insurance.

In order to defend our own rights, we sometimes need to defend the rights of those with whom we have some differences. Though I am not a Christian myself, I fully support Hobby Lobby in their efforts to run their company according to Christian principles.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

He is not forcing his beliefs on employees. He is saying he will not pay for a benefit that violates his beliefs. They can still have insurance. Mr. Green does not want that insurance that he is paying for to pay for abortion.

Walt Calame says:

Who would you blame this on? Government regulation is what this discussion is about. The company is doing well. The potential closings will not be based on economics.

Walt Calame says:

Who would you blame this on? Government regulation is what this discussion is about. The company is doing well. The potential closings will not be based on economics.

Maryce Ramsey says:

The only person's faith that you can speak to is your own. If the President says that he is a Christian, then he is for only God can know what is in his heart.

Maryce Ramsey says:

The only person's faith that you can speak to is your own. If the President says that he is a Christian, then he is for only God can know what is in his heart.

Ray Slover says:

I Love how you are complaining about the government forcing you to do something against your beliefs, while at the same time forcing your beliefs upon your employees.

Ray Slover says:

I Love how you are complaining about the government forcing you to do something against your beliefs, while at the same time forcing your beliefs upon your employees.

I agree with Hobby Lobby on principle. That said, my greatest fear is that Hobby Lobby will be vindicated and not forced to "follow the law, because faith should supersede the law". This could open the door WIDE for Muslims to challenge all sorts of laws that are contrary to Sharia. Then we are in real trouble. In trying to keep a jump ahead of the Muslims plans for us, we need to be very circumspect in what laws are established and on what basis.

I agree with Hobby Lobby on principle. That said, my greatest fear is that Hobby Lobby will be vindicated and not forced to "follow the law, because faith should supersede the law". This could open the door WIDE for Muslims to challenge all sorts of laws that are contrary to Sharia. Then we are in real trouble. In trying to keep a jump ahead of the Muslims plans for us, we need to be very circumspect in what laws are established and on what basis.

Ray Slover says:

not true

Ray Slover says:

not true

Joel Rivera says:

Anyone that would claim that Barack is a good Christian man of God are not only fools, but live life with blinders on, oblivious of the obvious dangers to faith that surround them. A true Christian won't subscribe to the wholesale murder and reckless disregard for the lives of the unborn, stooping so low as to say "God bless Planned Parenthood" and as a part of government, demand that good Christian business owners violate their beliefs – and religious liberty – in providing a means of murder for their employees. Government is socially, morally, ethically, and politically corrupt. To force the owners to provide contraceptives and fining them to the point of shutting them down is a form of religious persecution, pure and simple. Barack's day will come just like for all who do evil and call it good.

Joel Rivera says:

Anyone that would claim that Barack is a good Christian man of God are not only fools, but live life with blinders on, oblivious of the obvious dangers to faith that surround them. A true Christian won't subscribe to the wholesale murder and reckless disregard for the lives of the unborn, stooping so low as to say "God bless Planned Parenthood" and as a part of government, demand that good Christian business owners violate their beliefs – and religious liberty – in providing a means of murder for their employees. Government is socially, morally, ethically, and politically corrupt. To force the owners to provide contraceptives and fining them to the point of shutting them down is a form of religious persecution, pure and simple. Barack's day will come just like for all who do evil and call it good.

Phelan MoonSong says:

Sorry Discrimination is Discrimination Does not matter if it is hidden in "faith" Beliefs' ect….

Next in line can claim "insert Race here" is against their religion…where will it stop?

Phelan MoonSong says:

Sorry Discrimination is Discrimination Does not matter if it is hidden in "faith" Beliefs' ect….

Next in line can claim "insert Race here" is against their religion…where will it stop?

Do not blame the government for all your misfortunes.

Do not blame the government for all your misfortunes.

Maryce Ramsey says:

The difference is that Mr. Green is running a business not a church. He can live his life how he chooses but he cannot force his religious beliefs on others – not even his employees. I don't want my employer dictating how I live my life. I am also Christian and I disagree with Mr. Green 100%. I believe in religious freedom – therefore I support the government on this one.

Maryce Ramsey says:

The difference is that Mr. Green is running a business not a church. He can live his life how he chooses but he cannot force his religious beliefs on others – not even his employees. I don't want my employer dictating how I live my life. I am also Christian and I disagree with Mr. Green 100%. I believe in religious freedom – therefore I support the government on this one.

Lozen Brownbear Salter says:

I shall share as you are right and what is correctly done in this country. We support you

Lozen Brownbear Salter says:

I shall share as you are right and what is correctly done in this country. We support you

Scott Morton says:

God bless you Hobby Lobby

Scott Morton says:

God bless you Hobby Lobby

Keep up the good fight, any and all this affects!!

I would hate to see you close. I have spent many a dollar and hours walking around your store. I am so sorry for what the government is doing. This is what happens when a non Christian gets in control.We will be so sorry for letting our leader be in office. It is going to get worse not better if we don't do something. Thank you for trying.

Hobby Lobby is a place I can show an extension of myself. There's no other hobby/craft store near my city. I'm not from a Catholic family, but we share the same beliefs when it comes to an unborn life.

I love Hobby Lobby and was very upset when they closed the one in Danville, IL. I understand your situation and support your action . It is unfortunate that you will go out of business and thousands of more people will be out of work and on unemployment lines because our own government can't keep it's nose out of your and my business. The best of luck in court and may God be with you and your family!

I love Hobby Lobby and was very upset when they closed the one in Danville, IL. I understand your situation and support your action . It is unfortunate that you will go out of business and thousands of more people will be out of work and on unemployment lines because our own government can't keep it's nose out of your and my business. The best of luck in court and may God be with you and your family!

I love Hobby Lobby and was very upset when they closed the one in Danville, IL. I understand your situation and support your action . It is unfortunate that you will go out of business and thousands of more people will be out of work and on unemployment lines because our own government can't keep it's nose out of your and my business. The best of luck in court and may God be with you and your family!

Neil Worm says:

David, good luck. One small correction, Muslims are exempt.

Neil Worm says:

David, good luck. One small correction, Muslims are exempt.

Neil Worm says:

David, good luck. One small correction, Muslims are exempt.

David, thank you for standing for what you believe and what is right.

Jack Slaughter says:

It is unfortunate that a country that was built on religious freedom has come to this. As much as would hurt the financial lives of thousands, I applaud Hobby Lobby for standing firm on their beliefs

Jack Slaughter says:

It is unfortunate that a country that was built on religious freedom has come to this. As much as would hurt the financial lives of thousands, I applaud Hobby Lobby for standing firm on their beliefs