No one will accuse me of being quietly opinionated. In fact, it’s nice to know that there are those out there who want to hear what I have to say about things and I’m glad that I’ve got a place to put them where everyone who is interested can check them out.
Incidentally, for those of you who are checking this out in the hopes I’ll write about you in the next “Life Imitates Wrestling,” you’re a little too vane.
What I’d like to address is the Supreme Court ruling that a “closely held company” can now deny birth control to employees based on their religious beliefs. Those are the facts, now come the opinions. My opinions.
There has been an outcry of Christian whining that Christianity is being oppressed and they deserve this and they deserve that. Well, I’m here to tell you “now you know how I feel.” When does MY religious right come into play? When does MY religious belief supersede the beliefs of others? When does MY religious belief give me the right to tell others what they can and can’t do with THEIR lives?
I’m tired of the bullshit, honestly.
Christian groups that want to force their beliefs on others, whether or not those others are interested in Christianity at all, is absolutely oppression. The very DEFINITION of oppression. The SCOTUS ruling simply vilifies their right to impose their beliefs on others and I am completely sickened that they have become so blinded that they can’t see what they’ve opened the door to come through.
“Hey, DJ, you always preach against the slippery slope.” Guess what? They use it, so I will, too. The door swings both ways.
First, they have the right to deny contraception to anyone they want that is employed by them. Great, don’t work for them. That just means that businesses can now start pushing the boundaries of this ruling to other things that will be tested in the future, and not JUST by Christians.
Imagine if you will a radical Islamic company comes in (I use radical because I’m illustrating a point). ISIS Ice Cream comes into town and sets up franchises all over the US. Now all female employees have to wear burkas. The ruling is challenged and everything gets pointed back to “well, we can deny contraception due to our beliefs, why can’t we force female employees into our designated ‘female uniform’ in ISIS Ice Cream shops?” ISIS Ice Cream wins and all people can say is “well, don’t work for them.”
The idea isn’t that they shouldn’t have rights to do things. The idea is that they can now tell ME what I can do with MY shit. I’m not a woman but there may be a time when something I need can be denied based on religious reasons. I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN AND WILL NOT ABIDE BY CHRISTIAN LAWS.
If they want to be bigots, great, don’t be a publicly traded company. If you support their right to deny this health related option, then you are just as much a bigot as they are.
Hobby Lobby will never see a penny of my money ever again. If you think “well, how much did you really shop there, anyway?” My wife shopped there, and she’s as pissed about this as me. Guess how often SHE shopped there?
Two companies will never see my money: Chick-Fil-A and Hobby Lobby. Want me to boycott more? Say something that reinforces that Christianity is a front for discrimination, bigotry, and your “right” to oppress others.
Thus endeth the sermon.