If you’ve been following the Hobby Lobby case for the past few years (whew! really?!) you’ve probably never considered exactly what the big deal is. You’ve probably wondered about or rejected the arguments outright because your are “pro-choice” or you don’t believe that religion has any place in public life.
Well, let’s draw some careful lines here. Whenever we talk about “religion” we have to realize exactly what we’re talking about. We aren’t talking about the Bible or church on Sunday, we are talking about a right to a worldview, and the right to live out the principles of that worldview. Fortunately, most people live with similar worldviews, and while we may disagree on certain fine points, we believe that we have the right–while disagreeing on where it comes from–to not only live out that worldview, but to express it toward one another in a reasonable manner, until recently when one particular view, a devoutly secular, dare I say anti-Christian, desires to assert itself. How might this relate to the Hobby Lobby matter? Our reverently secular HHS secretary desires to force a business, that has made no secret of its focus, to provide a product that has a purpose that is contrary to the beliefs of the business owners.
What exactly is their opposition to this mandate. They have introduced into evidence several scientific arguments and research to back their claim: that the “morning after” pill causes an abortion. Well, just what exactly is the problem, after all abortion is legal in the US? It all depends on when life begins, which is a scientifically settled matter, at conception, and how to rectify that with this commandment, “Do not murder (Exodus 20:13).”