Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

We Bring Out The Kid In You!

One of the perks of being me is that I don't get bent out of shape over nonChristian religions.  It enables me to have a good laugh over stuff like this.

For those who came in late:  the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby in a case about whether Hobby Lobby could be compelled to provide birth control to its employees through their health plans due to Obamacare.  Lots of people were saying this could open the door to all kinds of religious discrimination.  For example, Muslims might forbid certain medication that contains gelatin, since that is counter to their dietary laws.  All the while, supporters of the ruling said religious freedom to do what you wanted was more important than what the government said.

And here's where the fun begins.  One of the stupider things to happen is a wave of "information" about abortion.  States that can't ban abortion will instead make it a requirement that, before the mother goes through with the procedure, she is legally mandated to view heavily biased informational materials about abortion and the fetus and so on.  The goal is to guilt trip and shame women into not having an abortion.  Lots of states require counseling before the procedure, and 10 mandate the information materials.

Cue the William Tell Overture, because who is riding into town to challenge this?

The Satanic Temple.

No.  I'm not kidding.

The Satanic Temple believes the body is inviolable subject to one's own will alone.  They believe the informational materials are biased and medically invalid.  On religious grounds, they feel women should not be forced to view the material regardless of what the law says.  And since Christian business owners cannot be forced to violate their faith, they shouldn't be forced either.  Oh, and this doesn't apply to just members of their order, but any women who believe the body is inviolable yada yada yada.  "While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling, the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact," they said in a press release.

Pauly D Dis Gon B Gud
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