Monday, June 30, 2014

PFLAG National Statement on Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" Decision

PFLAG National today released the following statement from Executive Director Jody M. Huckaby regarding the Supreme Court's decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby:


Every branch of government—from the legislative to the executive to the judiciary—should send the unequivocal message that "freedom of religion" does not justify discrimination of any kind; we are dismayed that today's Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case does not reinforce that sentiment. 
PFLAGers across the country strongly favor religious liberty and freedom to worship—after all, many PFLAGers are also people of faith—but the freedom to worship and hold personal religious beliefs does not mean the freedom to discriminate. We will continue to strongly stand in support of the LGBTQ community, sharing the message that being a person of faith and a supporter of equality are not mutually exclusive.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hobby Lobby, a place I will never shop again.

Anonymous said...

Hey anonymous...learn the facts. Hobby Lobby PROVIDES 16 of 20 contraceptives. They do not cover items that cause ABORTION! Learn the facts before you spout off! What if your mother had aborted you?? Where would your voice be then??

JerryinOhio said...

Most of the "items in question" are not scientifically or medically considered abortion -- a fact that the Supreme Court chose to overlook in order to indulge the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga owners' irrational religious objections. Those are the FACTS.