Left condemns Hobby Lobby for defying Obamacare, ignores lawbreaker David Gregory

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As Twitchy reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied Christian-owned Hobby Lobby an injunction to block Obamacare’s contraception mandate. Businesses in violation of the mandate face heavy fines, but that’s a price Hobby Lobby’s owners are willing to pay in order to stand up for their beliefs.

“We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.” – David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder.

— Bob Ballinger (@Bob_Ballinger) December 28, 2012

Hobby Lobby says it will defy the #HCR abortifacent mandate. goo.gl/ibcJu Faces fines of up to $1.3 million a day.

— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) December 28, 2012

Kyle Duncan, who is representing Hobby Lobby on behalf of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement posted on the group’s website Thursday that Hobby Lobby doesn’t intend to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

Some lefties are outraged at Hobby Lobby’s defiance:

@smeej18 Yes! Hobby Lobby refusing to give employees access to contraception is appalling and against the law.

— FoolishGiant (@FoolishGiant) December 28, 2012

Religious oppresion is dangerous. Say no to #HobbyLobby fundamentalists.

— Last Resort (@abacor) December 28, 2012

People still believe that the morning after pill is an abortion? Wow. Hobby Lobby deserves the fine it’s getting. Stupidity is expensive.

— Alissa (Uh-LEASE-Uh) (@AlissaInPink) December 28, 2012

oh no, hobby lobby is dicking over their employees. well i guess i will just have to be an old lady somewhere else #michaels

— ฝรั่ง (@doesittastejdm) December 28, 2012

Say “Hobby Lobby” five times and then you’ll forget your rights as a woman. Fun!

— Lauren Ireland (@LAURENeIRELAND) December 28, 2012

We imagine Sandra Fluke is just beside herself.

But many Twitterers are voicing their support:

Pray for Christian family-owned #HobbyLobby fined $1.3 million a DAY for refusing to violate beliefs!bit.ly/RWwL0h

— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) December 28, 2012

You go, Hobby Lobby: minx.cc/?post=336064

— stephenkruiser (@stephenkruiser) December 28, 2012

We stand behind Hobby Lobby, and their moral beliefs.

— Raymond Almaraz (@RaymondAlmaraz) December 28, 2012

#hobbylobby I will aid you in your refusal to comply with Obamacare.

— Wyn (@Wyn1977) December 28, 2012

Standing up ! RT @maddowblog: Hobby Lobby to defy SCOTUS, health reform law, refuses to cover birth control, would rather pay fines

— Free stuff (@EnoughPartisan) December 28, 2012

Hobby Lobby: We Intend to Defy ObamaCare – tpt.to/U9FWW -Stay strong #HobbyLobby

— Greg F. (@straytski) December 28, 2012

@ruthmalhotra @stevenertelt GOOD FOR THEM! Will find a reason to get art supplies ASAP from HOBBY LOBBY!

— AngieC (@artist_angie) December 28, 2012

Let’s stand w/ #HobbyLobby….support their business and send a message!!#TCOT #DefeatObamacare

— AZPatriotGal (@AZPatriotGal) December 28, 2012

Ballsy move. I like it. RT @thinkprogress: Hobby Lobby to deny contraception to employees, ignoring court order.

— DJ Tanner (@_MissRandi) December 28, 2012

@hobbylobby Help the good folks at HL in their fight.What can you do? GO BUY SOMETHING at Hobby Lobby today, tomorrow and next week.

— Lois Anderson (@Rosary_Doctor) December 28, 2012

Standing with #HobbyLobby as they choose to not be forced into compromise on their beliefs regardless of the costs. #TrueBelievers

— Daniel Cressey (@KingdomAdvocate) December 28, 2012

@breitbartnews WE should all support Hobby Lobby in this matter. Not only are they following God, they are standing up to the Obama Tyranny!

— Dwight Spainhoward (@Dspainhoward) December 28, 2012

Huzzah for Hobby Lobby! Someone’s got 2 take a stand against loss of our liberties! #tcot #libertytree

— ElaineFox (@ElaineFox) December 28, 2012


Some also noted the Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to breaking the law:

Number of Tweets in which @glennthrush or @howardkurtz say “Their intentions are good, leave them alone!” with respect to Hobby Lobby: 0

— SquatchPride69 (D) (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 28, 2012

Is it fair that @davidgregory gets away with breaking DC gun laws while Hobby Lobby gets fined for disobeying ObamaCare laws? #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) December 28, 2012

If @davidgregory can ignore DC gun laws, why can’t people ignore ObamaCare laws? I thought liberals were all about fairness? #tcot #p2

— RB (@RBPundit) December 28, 2012

We thought so, too. Yet nary a peep from the Left about David Gregory’s crime, other than to defend it.

YEP. RT @rbpundit: David Gregory and Hobby Lobby: The Liberal Paradox | The Right Sphere bit.ly/Yq8exG cc @michellemalkin

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 28, 2012

As a conservative, regardless of how I feel about Obamacare, I believe the law is the law until it is repealed. Therefore, Hobby Lobby should be fined until they get a temporary injunction while the case works its way to the Supreme Court. (Justice Sotomayor denied an emergency injunction, by the way. How nice.) That’s the law. Liberals undoubtedly agree with me regarding Hobby Lobby, but they don’t when it comes to David Gregory. Of course, anyone else who breaks DC gun laws should be prosecuted, if you ask those same liberals. Just not David Gregory because he was making a point. Like Hobby Lobby. But that’s different, they’ll say.

How? How is it different? Both are cases where the law is being broken. I thought liberals were all about “fairness.” Where’s the fairness when Hobby Lobby has to pay 1.3 million dollars PER DAY to prove a point and David Gregory doesn’t even have a charge pending against him? And no, the ATF isn’t allowed to waive DC gun laws.

So, by arguing that Gregory shouldn’t even be investigated, let alone prosecuted, liberals are saying that they get to decide which laws should be enforced. They are basically saying that the law is only relevant when they say it is. If that’s the case, the law has no meaning. And yet they’ll be the first to propose new laws that must be followed for the greater good, until they decide it can be broken to make a point.

Bingo. To the Left, the law only applies when it operates against conservatives. But equality before the law means everyone is accountable for their actions. Hobby Lobby is willing to accept the consequences; time for liberal lawbreakers to do the same.

Best of luck to Hobby Lobby.

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