Attorney Kyle Duncan on website: The Company Will Continue to... Remain True to their Faith, it is not their Intention, as a Company to Pay for Abortion-inducing Drugs
Faced with threats of fines as high as $1.3 million per day, Hobby Lobby, the Christian-owned company ordered by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor to comply with the pro-abortion provisions of Obamacare or face stiff fines has, according to their attorney, decided to defy the mandate.
In a statement posted on the company website, attorney Kyle Duncan said, “The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees. To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”
At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed by Christian owned and operated companies and institutions.
Several judges, including at least one appeals court, have ordered the government to refrain from enforcing the mandate at this time.
Hobby Lobby’s case against the Obamacare abortion mandate remains pending in a lower court. The attorney’s statement was was released after an emergency appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court was rejected.
Leaders of at least a dozen religious advocacy groups are warning businesses of the dangers in the Obamacare bill for Christian business owners.
Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, the largest women’s organization in the nation stated emphatically: “The only solution that has been provided to the majority of Americans is to stand up and fight for their religious rights by refusing to comply or battling in court.... We must remember the wise words of Thomas Jefferson, ‘All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent,’ To force religious groups to deny their deeply held convictions is not called balance; it is called tyranny”
Jeanne Monahan, director of the Family Research Council’s Center for Human Dignity: “As a result of this initial implementation of the HHS mandate, the relationship between the separation between church and state is critically changed. Americans can no longer follow their consciences or religious dictates on issues as critical as abortion-induced drugs.
Brent Bozell, chairman of For America: “ August first is a day that will live in infamy for the First Amendment and the fundamental freedoms and rights we as a people have enjoyed since the founding of our nation. The HHS mandate imposed on the American people is the beginning of the end of freedom as America has known it and loved it. August first marks the day when many family owned and operated businesses lose their rights to exercise their faith in their daily lives. The government has told them – either comply with this mandate in violation of your faith and do what we tell you, or you will pay crippling faith fines to the federal government. With the stroke of a pen, the Obama administration has shredded the First Amendment and the Constitution right before our eyes.”
Publishers Note: Hobby Lobby Owners deserve the thanks of all Patriotic Americans for their strong stand in defense of their Biblical principles and the U. S. Constitution and against tyranny.