[Ed. – Excellent. Now the left blogosphere is getting its arguments from a self-described fake news show.]
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, the case in which a craft store chain is claiming the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate violates its religious beliefs. You may be thinking that a private corporation suing over its religious beliefs sounds asinine. Jon Stewart explained last night that, well, indeed it is.
Not only is it the silliest sounding Supreme Court case, as Stewart said, “since 1950’s Brown v. Board of Titty Farts,” but Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit is a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s healthcare law as a whole, disguised as an assertion of religious rights. See, the craft store claims it is a corporation founded on biblical principles. You know, like that one time Jesus took up knitting:
Hobby Lobby believes that as a private company, it deserves the same religious freedom as a church or individual, and that the ACA’s demand it provide contraception coverage to its employees violates that freedom. Because Hobby Lobby is an exceptionally pious corporation.