Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hobby Lobby Victory

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty released this statement yesterday:

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, for the first time, a federal court has ordered the government not to enforce the HHS abortion-drug mandate against Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. The ruling comes just one day after a dramatic 168-page opinion from the en banc 10th Circuit recognizing that business owners have religious liberty rights. This was the first definitive federal appellate ruling against the HHS mandate.

In its landmark opinion yesterday, the 10th Circuit majority found that “no one” – not even the government – “disputes the sincerity of Hobby Lobby’s religious beliefs.” The court ruled that denying them the protection of federal law just because they are a profit-making business “would conflict with the Supreme Court’s free exercise precedent.”

Justice was served today!  Thank God that the Green Family stood firm in their faith and persevered!  May the same judgments be ordered for the many other business owners who are fighting for religious liberty too!



  1. Thank you so much for sharing this GOOD news. There has been so much bad news lately, it can be very discouraging. I heard this morning that the governor of my home state of Florida has declared that we (the state of Florida) will remain a traditional marriage state. Two positive developments in one day. I will sleep better tonight, I think.

    God Bless, Kari

  2. This is good news!! It brings a little hope. May God bless us with many more wins!! Blessing to you, Noreen! ♥

  3. It's good to hear some positive news like this, Noreen. So often, I don't understand the rulings that courts make and the terminology they use. I wonder if it makes it easy for atheists to implement their agendas when Christians like me are confused by the system. I guess it's important to stay informed to protect our faith.

    God bless, Noreen:-)

  4. Hello, Noreen! I've been on vacation and am just now getting back into the swing of things. Catching up with blog friends and saw your post title. Oh, this makes me happy, happy happy! Thank you for sharing the good news and thank you to Hobby Lobby for keeping up the good fight. It's easy to get discouraged and give up. We must stay strong!!!