…ers. Since, I’ll guess, you don’t live here, perhaps you’re unaware of what goes on regarding that. Have a look at the Hobby Lobby case. Poor women, most working there as one of the two or more jobs they held just to survive, getting paid minimum wage, were told by this Christian company that they would have to purchase their own birth control. All because the company disapproved of birth control based on the tenets of their faith.
No! The owners of Hobby Lobby did not litigate this in order to impose their religious beliefs on anyone else. There is no evidence that they did so, and no one has argued in any court case that that was their intent.
The owners of Hobby Lobby litigated the case because, they argued successfully, they were being forced to pay for abortion, which violated their constitutional right to practice their religion as they see fit. It is germane to the case that they ONLY wanted an exception for the two or three forms of birth control that act as abortifacents; they had no issue with the other 12–13 types, and continue to pay for them today.
Further, although this fact is not germane to the court case, you should not misrepresent HL’s workers as “poor women.” HL starts all its workers at more than double the minimum wage. No woman in any store was making less than $15 an hour at the time, which must be a good living wage because the liberals keep telling us that it is.
And then, the final point that was germane to the case? The action is passive. The HL owners were not ordering their employees to embrace or even care about their religion; THAT would have been “imposing.” What they did was simply say “I do not wish to pay for X Y and Z birth control methods due to my religion.” There’s nothing “imposing” about that.