Supreme Court Affirms Hobby Lobby’s Objection to Provide Abortifacient Contraceptives

Greg Strand – June 30, 2014 Leave a comment

The Supreme Court affirms Hobby Lobby’s objection to provide abortifacient contraceptives to their employees as part of their health insurance coverage for their employees. The decision was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed by Congress in 1993.

In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government cannot require companies like Hobby Lobby to provide potentially abortifacient contraceptives to their employees in violation of their owners’ religious beliefs. . . . The majority said that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed by Congress in 1993, does apply to closely-held corporations like the family-owned Hobby Lobby.

Here is the brief update included by Christianity Today.

Here is the full opinion of the Court.

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Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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