Friday, March 08, 2013

Write A Caption: David Green

This hunk of burning love is David Green. He is the founder of Hobby Lobby and has 13,000 employees. Green is fighting in the courts to not have Hobby Lobby comply with the Affirable Care Act covering birth control for employees. Jodie Jacobson writes that Green objects for religious reasons.

Green argues that his religious beliefs support his thousands of employees and their families. “’Our family is now being forced to choose … between following the laws of the land that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful and supported our family and thousands of our employees and their families,’ Green said … during a conference call. ‘We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.’” (The Oklahoman; September 2012)

Green says the foundation of his business is “honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with biblical principles.” “‘The foundation of our business has been, and will continue to be strong values, and honoring the Lord in a manner consistent with biblical principles,’ a statement on the Hobby Lobby website reads, adding that one outgrowth of that is the store is closed on Sundays to give its employees a day of rest.” (CNN; January 2013)

Green and other companies that object to insurance coverage of birth control might as well tell their employees not to have sex. These employees are grown adults. Does Green expect them to abstain from sex if they don't have access to birth control?

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