In the past:
Oh, for the love of… (September 24, 2012)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r) v. Mikey Weinstein (R) (July 11, 2013)
….On May 13, 2013, Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) signed on to letter addressed to the Secretary of Defense taking issue (“expressing concern”) with a meeting on religious freedom that Mikey Weinstein, president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, had with representatives of the Department of Defense. The exchange of letters was made available on Representative Hartzler’s congressional website yesterday. That meeting would probably fall under that pesky “redress of grievances” clause, plus a few others….
Then, today, via Twitter:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Obamacare forces nuns to violate their own consciences because they’re not religious enough. #ObamacareFails [….] 11:47 AM – 7 Oct 13
There’s a link in Representative Hartzler’s (r) Twitter post to a video about the Little Sisters of the Poor, produced by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
From Right Wing Watch [People for the American Way], on the Becket Fund:
‘Religious Liberty’ Panelist: Compromise is of the Devil
Submitted by Peter Montgomery on Wednesday, 2/20/2013 6:27 pm
….[Adele] Keim [lawyer for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty] talked about Becket’s client Hobby Lobby, which is suing the Obama administration over the contraception mandate. Or as Keim insisted on calling it, the contraception/abortifacient mandate. Keim argued that business owners are no less deserving of religious accommodation than churches or religiously affiliated nonprofits, saying “Americans do not lose their First Amendment rights when they go to work.” Of course by the standard she was invoking, many Americans could find their own rights and access to health care dictated by the religious beliefs of their employer….
Ah, that Hobby Lobby:
When questioned, an employee at a New Jersey store allegedly told a customer, “We don’t cater to you people.”
Hobby Lobby Totally Wants To Spin The Dreidel With You Now
By Laura Northrup October 7, 2013
“This company didn’t do good market research before opening a store in an area with a large Jewish population” is a much more likely explanation than “they won’t order a few dreidels because of bigotry.”
Apparently, they’re now going to test market in New York and New Jersey. Think about that for a minute.
If they have a Las Vegas store do you think it’ll start stocking condoms? Just asking.
Back to the Little Sisters of the Poor video. There’s a comment from someone who viewed it:
I commend the Sisters for caring for the elderly and never letting someone die alone regardless of their religious affiliation. I think it’s great that they look at the person and not their religion when in their final stages of life. But there is the problem. Since they are not solely a religious organization they basically shoot themselves in the foot.
And, a response to Representative Hartzler’s (r) Twitter post:
Jalen Michael Weir @ravngsofamadman
@RepHartzler Very touching video, so how does #ACA prevent them from living their faith or stop them from serving poor and elderly? 11:55 AM – 7 Oct 13