CHICAGO - Those Hobby Lobby stores throughout Chicagoland and the nation that close on Sundays and play soothing praise music throughout it aisles of yarn, paints and home decorating products just isn't religious enough to stand against Obamacare's abortion funding mandate, a federal judge ruled Monday. World Magazine reports that simply providing birth control isn't good enough for Hobby Lobby employees, the Christian family-owned business must pay for abortafacients or be fined:
A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled late Monday that the craft chain Hobby Lobby must comply with the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate. The company, which sued the federal government over the mandate in September, does cover contraceptives through its employees’ health insurance plan. But the company does not cover abortifacients Plan B (the “morning after” pill) and Ella (the “week after” pill), based on the convictions of the Green family, the company’s evangelical founders and owners.
“It is by God’s grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured,” said David Green, Hobby Lobby’s founder and chief executive officer, in a statement. “Therefore we seek to honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.”
Evidently, the overpowering Obamacare HHS mandate will define "honoring God" as killing unborn babies. It will be left up to Hobby Lobby employees not to take advantage of the new requirement, or the Greens may decide it's time to shutter their business.