(Reported By Bob Eschliman) David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby knows a thing or two about the threats facing Americans’ freedom of religion. In a recent op-ed written for The Tennesseean, he wrote about his business’ Supreme Court victory over the ObamaCare mandate that employer-provided health insurance plans must provide coverage for potentially life-terminating contraceptive drugs. Unlike the 16 contraceptives the Hobby Lobby plan covered, the government mandated four more that had the potential to take effect after conception, when Green said his family believes life begins.
Hobby Lobby faced $1.3 million in fine each day they did not comply with the mandate. “Fortunately, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in 2014, but it’s frightening to think that we—and all Americans—were just one judge away from losing our religious freedom,” he wrote. “Make no mistake, the vacancy left by Justice Scalia and the subsequent appointment to fill his seat makes this presidential election one of the most significant in modern times.” READ MORE