Getting Hobby Lobby Wrong

In a stunningly misogynistic and regressive decision, five male justices of the Supreme Court of the United States have decided that if you are a woman your boss can force you to adhere to his religious beliefs.

– Kristen Hansen, Blue in a Red County (emphasis supplied).

Now I have no doubt that Ms. Hansen sincerely believes this, but it isn’t true. Your boss can’t force you to adhere to his religious beliefs.

The statement is not even close. It is not arguably true. Nor is it metaphorically true. It is not true if translated into any other language on the face of earth. It’s not true with fingers crossed behind your back.

It just isn’t true.

As a result of Monday’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, no one will be forbidden to use any form of lawful contraceptive. All the Court said is that the government can’t force your boss to pay for them – if he or she has a genuine religious objection to providing them.

Via The Myths of Hobby Lobby @ Shark and Shepherd.

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