Having lost its court case, Hobby Lobby is refusing to pay for abortifacient drugs, as mandated by Obamacare. So since January 1, it has been racking up fines of $1.3 million every day. There is a company that is putting its money where its convictions are. Does anyone know any other companies owned by pro-life individuals that are resisting the law and paying the price like this?
By Friday Hobby Lobby would have racked up $14.3 million dollars in fines from the IRS for bucking Obamacare. The company is facing $1.3 million dollars a day in fines for each day they choose not to comply with a piece of the health care law that was set to trigger for them on January 1.
The craft store chain announced in December because of religious objections they would face the fines for not providing certain types of birth control through their company health insurance.
Religious non-profits have a year before they have to comply, pending the writing of new regulations that might exempt them from the requirement, but for-profit companies are not allowed to claim religious liberty rights. Shouldn’t the owner of a business have the right to express his faith in his work, even though it is for-profit and “secular”? Isn’t that kind of what vocation is about?