Many on the left have been up in arms since the Supreme Court ruled Hobby Lobby – along with other closely held corporations – is not required to violate its owners’ religious beliefs in order to comply with ObamaCare’s contraception mandate.
The decision, which has been widely misrepresented by the Obama administration and its cronies in the mainstream media, has led certain ideologues to castigate conservative entrepreneurs for challenging the healthcare law.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, however, took the debate to an absurd level during a recent press conference, suggesting Americans of faith should simply not enter the business world.
“You’re born with a religion or you adopt a religion. You have to obey the precepts of that religion and the government gives you a wide penumbra. You don’t have to form a corporation.”
He claimed the Supreme Court incorrectly applied the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to business owners, noting that no one is forcing Hobby Lobby’s owners to “open up a company and go sell toys or hobby kits.”
Needless to say, his comments received significant criticism from social conservatives.
— John W. Wilson (@Expat_Patriot) July 11, 2014
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