At great financial risk to themselves and their company, the Green family will refuse to fund drugs that cause abortion, mandated as part of Obamacare. This may ruin them and destroy their life's work, costing them a potential $1.3 million per day in fines - but it is the right thing to do, indeed the heroic thing to do - whether you're a Christian or a member of any Faith - or even an atheist.
Indeed, the first comment on the Bretibart site reads ...
I am an agnostic and I stand with the Green family. They are fighting for what they believe in, and they are fighting for all of our rights. I fully support them in this.Fellow Christians - including Catholics, Protestants, Eastern Orthodox - fellow believers, including Muslims, Jews, and others - and brother atheists and agnostics - we must support Hobby Lobby fully and completely in this.
Beginning January 1, when this act of tyranny (the HHS Mandate) kicks in, and when Hobby Lobby pushes back, this is what we need to do. Go to Hobby Lobby. Buy stuff. I don't even know what they sell. I don't have any hobbies. Our house doesn't even have a lobby. But I will go there and buy stuff.
For the Green Family are on the front lines of the New Martyrdom. The article on them quotes St. Peter in the book of Acts ...
When the apostles were ordered [by the "court" of their day] not to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone, the Book of Acts records: “Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead—whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.’”... which is also the way Peter himself died, for standing up for the Lord - a glorious death.
My friends, let us make the support of Chick-Fil-A look puny by comparison. Support Hobby Lobby. If they only sell pencils for people whose hobby is pencils, buy a pencil a week, a pencil a day. And then throw yourselves in front of their doors if Sonia Sotomayor forces them to pay for the killing of innocent children.
That's right. If the courts rule for tyranny and not for liberty, we know the very least that we need to do.
If the Feds show up to confiscate Hobby Lobby's property to pay their multiple millions of dollars in fines, or if they show up to shut them down, physically resist. If thousands of us placed ourselves before the doors of the nearest Hobby Lobby, the tyrant would lose. Would the Feds fire on their own people? Not if there were enough of us, and there are.
The Civil Rights battles are back. We are not slaves. We are a free people. And we will not allow our president, our courts, or any bureaucrat to force us to betray our God, to betray our Faith, to betray the innocent among us and the morals we hold most dear.
This is not about "religious liberty" only. It's about protecting innocent lives. If Obama can force us to procure abortions for our employees, he can make us do anything he wants.
Resist. The. Tyrant.
We still have heroes and good Christians among us. Support these people.
UPDATE: The date is January 5 to show your support. See Standing with Hobby Lobby.
And send the Greens a message of support here.
NEW UPDATE - Frank Weathers writes here on the latest set back for the HHS Mandate.
And more importantly, Frank Weathers writes here on the necessity of Civil Disobedience in this issue.