Satanist Temple Demands 'Hobby Lobby' Style Religious Exemptions From Restrictions To Abortions

The Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, that allows for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to contraception mandate has now spurred on a Satanist organization to challenge the court's ruling based on their religious freedom.
Satanist Temple Demands 'Hobby Lobby' Style Religious Exemptions From Restrictions To Abortions

Oh, this is rich. The Satanist Temple group is demanding that their religious rights be upheld just like the Hobby Lobby corporation's were in the Supreme Court decision that gave credence to the myth that the Plan B pill causes abortions and that corporations not only are people, but they also have religious beliefs that can make them exempt from federal laws.

Think Progress:

The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception mandate, has sparked a heated debate over the definition of religious liberty and its role in modern society. At this point, even a Satantic cult has decided to weigh in.

The Satanic Temple — a faith community that describes itself as facilitating “the communication and mobilization of politically aware Satanists, secularists, and advocates for individual liberty” — has launched a new campaign seeking a religious exemption to certain anti-abortion laws that attempt to dissuade women from ending a pregnancy. The group says they have deeply held beliefs about bodily autonomy and scientific accuracy, and those beliefs are violated by state-level “informed consent” laws that rely on misleading information about abortion risks.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, the Satanists point out, it strengthens their own quest to opt out of laws related to women’s health care that go against their religious liberty. “Because of the respect the Court has given to religious beliefs, and the fact that our our beliefs are based on best available knowledge, we expect that our belief in the illegitimacy of state­ mandated ‘informational’ material is enough to exempt us, and those who hold our beliefs, from having to receive them,” a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement.

You would think that medical accuracy would matter to everybody when it concerns health care, but apparently it does not. It's time to go on the offensive from now on and if it be Satanists that lead that charge then so be it.


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