More Important

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We like to talk about courage in the abstract. Here it is enfleshed:

A new government healthcare mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines. Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that’s raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It’s not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it’s the same for everybody. But that’s not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won’t exempt them for reasons of religious belief. So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice.

As N.D. Wilson writes in Dandelion Fire: “Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they will walk away with their lives.”

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5 thoughts on “More Important”

  1. That is so awesome. It’s like a breath of fresh air hearing a story like this. Would that more Christians had this strength and conviction….To honor God no matter what the cost. Even a few small lights – people unafraid to stand – do a good bit in way of reducing the darkness.

  2. I always liked Hobby Lobby – now even more so! So thankful and encouraged to hear about a company that refuses to give in to evil agenda like this, no matter the consequences.

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