Coloradans get crafty as Supreme Court hears Hobby Lobby case
Renegade Colorado crafters will be out in force this morning, delivering handmade "no thank you" cards to Attorney General John Suthers and telling him that birth control is #NotMyBossBusiness. Suthers filed a friend-of-the court brief in the Sibelious v. Hobby Lobby case, which the Supreme Court will hear today along with a related case. Hobby Lobby is arguing that the Affordable Care Act should not require the company to cover birth-control in its employer-provided health insurance because it conflicts with the Christian owners' religious beliefs.
The Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Hobby Lobby, ruling that the birth-control requirement violated the owners of the company's religious freedom. Now the nation's highest court will consider the issue.
The Oklahoma based Hobby Lobby has more than 600 stores, all closed on Sunday. Here's the background from the company website:
At Hobby Lobby, we value our customers and employees and are committed to:Read more about Hobby Lobby's position here.
Honoring the Lord in all we do by operating the company in a manner consistent with biblical principles.
Offering our customers exceptional selection and value in the crafts and home decor market.
Serving our employees and their families by establishing a work environment and company policies that build character, strengthen individuals and nurture families.
Providing a return on the owner's investment, sharing the Lord's blessings with our employees, and investing in our community.
We believe that it is by God's grace and provision that Hobby Lobby has endured. He has been faithful in the past, and we trust Him for our future.
Keep reading for more on Sibelius v. Hobby Lobby...and messages for John Suthers.