As a liberal atheist, I support the Supreme Court's borderline decision on the Hobby Lobby crisis. This is not about "violating" religious liberty, freedom, conscience or faith -- as if that's even possible.
In fact, this can't be about religion as abortion, infanticide, child murder and child abuse run rampant in the Bible. Please research your Bible.
This religious freedom excuse is a mask for personal convictions. Hobby Lobby's conviction is simple: pregnancy mustn't be terminated.
Religious freedom has nothing to do with this other than providing a wild card to exert control over others. Their conviction (agenda?) is clearly population expansion which obviously benefits business.
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Religion is merely a skeleton key of self dispensation.
If one disdains actions that don't align with one's personal convictions, one should have every right to not have to finance them if they conflict with one's convictions.
As an atheist, I reserve the right to neither deal with nor finance religion as per my personal liberty as guaranteed in the Constitution.
Just because the free exercise of religion is protected, nobody can force me to do business with or support any religious organization or person due to my atheistic convictions. The source or justification of anyone's convictions whether real, pretend or imaginary matters not.
Hobby Lobby should not have to finance anything they disapprove of any more than my tax dollars should be authorized to support anything religion based. Both equally disrespect personal convictions.
Convictions or beliefs cannot be violated, only ignored. My beliefs matter as much as anyone else's, religious or not.
Simply believing in God doesn't give anyone power or superiority over others or privilege anyone to special treatment. We're all equal.
However, anyone should be able to opt out of financing that which they don't approve.