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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hobby Lobby

Do you know who Steve Green is?  
I didn't either, but I do know Hobby Lobby. 
Steve is the CEO of the family company (Hobby Lobby) that is one of the largest privately owned.

Enter Obama.
Enter the Affordable Care Act
and the requirement to offer insurance coverage for "emergency birth control methods".

As you probably know, emergency birth control methods means that an egg has been fertilized. 
To many people, this means there is a person forming.
To many people, this means that killing that organism is killing a person.
To many people, including Dr. Seuss, "a person is a person no matter how small".
So to allow your company to pay for what you believe to be abortion,
is a moral dilemma - to say the least.
Porter - if I knew how to flip the pic I would.


Ephesians 6:12

  • New Testament
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 

One of the definitions of principalities is rulers or government.

Steve Green is in a battle against the principalities of this world - the US government.
They have told him that through his family company, he needs to provide abortion funding for his employees.
Steve is not saying that his employees can't have abortions.
He realizes that that is not his choice to make and he doesn't expect them to believe how he believes,
but he does expect to be protected in his beliefs.
He does not want to be involved in their abortion.
According to his religion, killing a fertilized egg is murder and "contrary to the word of God".
He wants no part of this and asks that his religious views be respected.

I feel for Steve.
He is fighting a huge battle against a huge government.
The spotlight he is in is white-hot.
There is pressure.

The Supreme Court case will come down to one Justice's swing vote.

Just as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego would rather face a fiery furnace than bow to an idol at the command of King Nebuchadnezzar so is Steve being asked, in his mind, to forsake his God.
Steve is standing strong for his values and only wants the right to practice his religion, something this country was founded on.
He said, "Even if God does not deliver us, we still cannot do this."

Pray for him.

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