So Disappointed in the US Supreme Court's Ruling…

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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2684 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Me. So disappointed. I’ve never shopped at Hobby Lobby anyway (I’m sure there are some nearish us, but there are other craft stores very close by) and I would have stopped shopping there ages ago even if I had, but I wonder if some shoppers will take their dollars elsewhere now. *Sigh*

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i suppose it is disappointing but it is their right as a company.  you also have the right to not work there and/or not shop there.

they are a christian company, i once tried to stop there with my mom on a sunday and they were closed. 

Post # 4
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1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Super. F*cking. Heartbreaking.

There will be no DIY reception craft project trips to Hobby Lobby in my future …

Post # 5
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Also very disappointed. Some people have to work wherever they find a job.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

A person’s health care should only be between them and their doctor, not their employer.  And yes, the employer provides the health insurance but they should not get to dictate what medications their empolyees get to take.  And saying “you can work elsewhere” is not always an option for people.

Also, their reason for not wanting to “pay” for birthcontrol through employer funded health insurance is this: it is connected to the destruction of an embryo in a way that is sufficient to make it immoral for them to provide the coverage

Which is absolute bullshit and untrue I can’t believe they could use it as their reasoning.

Post # 7
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870 posts
Busy bee

Very disappointing. I still find it mind-blowing that a vascectomy is covered without debate but not birth control.

Post # 8
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2657 posts
Sugar bee

I read through the opinion and understand the reasoning why the court ruled the way they did, but I do not like the outcome or implications of it.  I felt the exact same way about the abortion buffer zone ruling that came out last week.  

Supreme court ruling or not, I believe that Hobby Lobby is not acting in the best interests of their employees, and I have no interest in doing business with them.  We as consumers are free to decide if they are a company worthy of our continued business, and I hope that people who feel strongly against the ruling take their money elsewhere.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think it’s incredibly disappointing and dangerous for the Supreme Court to decide that a corporation’s religious beliefs trump the health care needs of the majority of the population.

Post # 10
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ironically, I purchased my wedding invitations there. My step mom worked there briefly and quit because they treat their employees like shit. I think I will avoid shopping there from now on.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Disappointed. I just think the precedent of letting employers pick which health care should be covered, based on religion, is dangerous.

What if your religion says that mental health disorders can be cured with prayer – should the employer be able to not cover psychiatric medications?

Should businesses owned by a Jehovah’s witness be able to deny any surgery or treatment that utilizes blood/organ donation? 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The ruling disgusts me. An employer has NO right to know what I discuss with my doctor, whether it’s contraception use, cancer screenings or just a regular checkup. It’s none of their business. Personally, I’ve been on the pill since I was 15, not for contraception, but because I have extremely painful periods and migraines due to the hormonal shift associated with it. If I wasn’t on the pill, I’d miss several days a month from work. Fortunately, my employer covers contraception, but that’s not a discussion I ever want to have with them. 

Post # 13
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402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

There’s no such thing as a Christian company, only Christian shareholders. The corperate veil exists for a reason… we’ll see how much they like it when shareholders are each personally responsible during a liability action. Can’t have their cake forever.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am extremely disappointed. I was a complete craft freak and was in and out of Hobby Lobby numerous times a week working on DIY projects for the wedding. Now? I’ll be going elsewhere. I am just so disappointed and sickened by this. You don’t want women to have abortions or take the morning after pill, but you also don’t want them taking birth control? You don’t get it both ways. You either fight against one or the other. Restricting birth control goes against common sense and I absolutely refuse to patron a store that is backed by such idiocy. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

FutureDrAtkins:  I’m extremely concerned over the direction this country is headed. Corporations aren’t people!!!!

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