The fact that you're comparing the day after pill to chemo, diabetes medicine and blood transfusions is absurd. A person does not need the day after pill to help them survive. If you aren't responsible enough to raise the child that you are possibly making you shouldn't be having sex to begin with
What you’re saying is that women should choose to never have sex. Cool. Because no woman has ever been forced to have sex against her will. That would be rape, and we know that never happens.
Okay, so women aren’t having sex, and women aren’t getting raped. And yet…boner pills are still covered by insurance. So dudes need boner pills to survive to have sex…with other dudes? FINALLY WE KNOW WHO IS PROMOTING THE GAY AGENDA! THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT! (PS. I am totally 100% pro-gay agenda. I’m thrilled that all y’all have come around.)
I bring up chemo, diabetes, &etc because a Supreme Court Ruling establishes something called “precedent.” You probably don’t know what that is, but I’ll explain in terms you might understand. For example, you sent a dumb anonymous ask, followed up by another one. You’re setting a precedent that my anonymous asks will be dumb, which is why I’m shutting them off after this. NO MORE COOL GREY CIRCLEFACE, BRO.
By establishing that a CORPORATION can prohibit certain types of health care based on RELIGION, it establishes a PRECEDENT that other CORPORATIONS can use.
Regarding survival, women’s access to birth control goes hand in hand with women’s progress. You won’t read these, but here you go:
You're being so ignorant with your tweets. Hobby Lobby is a company that isn't going to support something they do not believe in. They aren't saying for people to not use birth control or any types of birth control. They just don't want to be the ones allowing it through their insurance. The company is being bashed for doing what they believe in while ignorant people like you get upset about it. If you don't agree don't work for them. It's simple
Hobby Lobby is a corporation. Corporations get certain benefits that people don’t: tax breaks, protection from criminal charges being filed, etc.
If Hobby Lobby would like to be a PERSON WITH RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, then Hobby Lobby should not get the protection of a corporation.
If Hobby Lobby had the courage of their religious convictions, they would not:
If you are a human in the United States, it should not be up to your boss to decide what medicine is appropriate for you to take. It should be up to your doctor. Yes, and insurance company could deny you, but YOUR BOSS SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY DECISIONS WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH CARE.
One of the points people up is that Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to cover the Morning After Pill because it’s abortion. Except that the Morning After Pill ISN’T ABORTION. The Morning After Pill delays or inhibits ovulation. IT PREVENTS PREGNANCY. This is science. But maybe you think gravity is a myth, too.
Christian Scientists and Jehovah’s Witnesses* traditionally do not believe in medicine. So I imagine you ‘re okay with a business run by someone who practices these faiths to not cover your mom’s chemo, or your diabetes medication, or a blood transfusion for your child. (*Edited to add: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in medicine, just not blood transfusions. Thanks to annelangston for the clarification.)
Point six: (bonus round!)
I appreciate that you are so confident of your convictions that you are willing to put your name on your…oh wait. You’re anonymous.
#DrHobbyLobby prescribes taking up cross-stitch. May I recommend this one?
The invitation-only event will pay special tribute to the Emmy Award-winning composing duo, and honor composers of the top box office film music, the most performed television music and the top video game music of 2013.
"But I’m here to tell you, there’s something else… our music!" Lisa, to The Kid, Purple Rain, 1984
30 years to the day that the album “Purple Rain” was released, Wendy and Lisa will be honored tonight by ASCAP for their contributions as film and TV composers.
The Hollywood Bowl is a terrific place to be but a difficult place to get to, which is why I was glad I took the shuttle from Westwood to the Bowl. As our bus made its way east to our destination I had time to think about what I was doing. I said to my wife:
30 years ago 2day the world 4ever changed with the release of “When Doves Cry,” our first taste of “Purple Rain.” At one point the song, album, and movie all occupied the Number One spot on their respective charts. #WhenDovesCry30 #PurpleRain30 #PrinceandtheRevolution #MusicIsMyReligion
I’m writing an essay inspired by the 25th anniversary of Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and the role it/she played in my coming out process (in other words, Why Madonna is My Religion). The research/reflection leads me to reexamine all the music I listened to late 80’s/early 90’s. Today’s playlist is the Holy Ghost of My Own Private Trinity, Wendy & Lisa.
This song absolutely saved the end of my day. Do yourself a favor and hit play.
“David Peel (born David Michael Rosario) is a New York-based musician who first recorded in the late 1960s with Harold Black, Billy Joe White, and Larry Adam performing as David Peel and The Lower East Side Band. His raw, acoustic “street rock” with lyrics about marijuana and “bad cops” appealed mostly to hippies.”
Last month I sat down for a long overdue lunch with jaybushman during which I learned I may have been a little too quiet (STOP LAUGHING) about something cool I did, long ago in the pre-Ice Age of the internet.
Jay and I were catching up and talking about Hashtag Hamlet, the cool new…
it was because of Shana and Uncharted that I joined Twitter in April of 2007
Untrained civilians are fighting small-scale wars against entire oppressive governments in Kiev and Caracas. I considered writing a letter to my congressman once, but Outlook crashed so I watched re-runs of Supernatural instead.
I am not a pacifist. I am kind, friendly, rational, and empathetic. I will shake your hand, I respect strangers, and I love my mother - but I also recognize that on extremely rare occasions a handful of people deserve to get punched in the mouth.
She said, “The editor is going to need a brief description of your writing style.”
I brushed my teeth and thought about it.
I returned to my computer and typed, “Imagine if Mitch Albom and Henry Rollins were fighting while Dan Savage and Bukowski were jerking each other off in the corner while the jukebox alternated between God Save The Queen and Dear Mama - I would be the little kid outside of that club petting feral cats and screaming about how I should be on the list.”