Donald Trump has gotten an endorsement from the CEO who was in the middle of the largest religious freedom case in decades.
It was in his op-ed for the USA Today firm that the CEO of Hobby Lobby David Green made remarks related to a case involving Hobby Lobby and Burwell, which would lead to much of the 1st amendment being invalidated if Hillary was able to appoint Supreme Court judges.
“At issue in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby was the Affordable Care Act’s Health and Human Service Mandate, which would have required our family business to provide and facilitate four potentially life-terminating drugs and devices in our health insurance plan, against our religious convictions, or pay severe fines of $1.3 million a day,” Green wrote.
“Unlike the 16 contraceptives we do provide, these four drugs can take effect after conception, which is where we believe life begins.
“Just as religious liberty laid the foundation for America, my family’s Christian beliefs laid the foundation for our business. First and foremost, as Christians, we are called to love people. As individuals and business owners, we try our best to be true to that calling,” Green continued.
“We provide excellent benefits to our 30,000 employees and a starting wage for full-time hourly employees that is more than double the federal minimum wage. We have also donated half a billion dollars to philanthropic endeavors. Our Christian beliefs also guided my family’s decision not to pay for the termination of life.”
He said that Hobby Lobby were favoured only be 5-4 and made comment to Hillary’s animosity towards people with faith.
“Fortunately, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in 2014, but it’s frightening to think that we — and all Americans — were just one judge away from losing our religious freedom,” Green wrote.
“Make no mistake, the vacancy left by Justice Scalia and the subsequent appointment to fill his seat makes this presidential election one of the most significant in modern times. During a 2015 speech at the Women in the World Summit, Hillary Clinton declared that religious beliefs ‘have to be changed.’
“What I fear she really means is that the beliefs of people of faith across our nation will be discounted, and those people will be forced to violate their conscience under her presidency — a philosophy that would be carried out by anyone she nominates for the Supreme Court.”