Whether you are religious or not, conservative or liberal, etc., etc., I think you would agree that part of what makes this country great is our rights- including the right to practice religion and run a company with that mindset. And considering the fact that we are supposed to have a capitalistic economic model in this country (though we are leaning toward socialism more and more each day), this should work just fine to allow "the people" choose. People can choose to not go to Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby, or Forever 21 because of the Christian beliefs at the core of each of those companies. If "the people" all choose to not shop there, the companies will go out of business. However, if people do choose to shop at those companies, they will thrive- so be it.
I as a Christian may decide not to support a company that uses "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas" because I feel that "Christ" should be kept in Christmas. I may decide as a Christian to not support companies that openly support and donate to abortion and gay rights causes. That is, and should be, my prerogative. If you disagree, if that "offends" you, well... I don't mean any disrespect but I really don't care if you are offended. I stand with Christ alone. The Bible is my belief system. period. I should be able to open up a business and still stand as strongly as ever with my Biblical belief system.
Just as someone who believes in liberal causes can open up a business and run that business with those beliefs being at the core. Donate money to those causes, shout from your business's rooftop about how much you LOVE those liberal causes for all I care!!! If I have a problem with it, guess what? You won't get my business... Isn't that the way it is supposed to work? The people decide whether or not a business survives based on how often they shop at that business or use that business's services.
...Well, I wish.
Check the article below out. Whether or not you believe in Hobby Lobby's opinion, please try to switch out that opinion for one you believe in, and see if you agree or disagree with the government's intervention in this matter. If you think you have an "open mind", prove it. Try to see this situation with your own views in mind to see if you truly agree with the government's use of power- regardless of the "cause" Hobby Lobby is supporting.
Our freedoms are being taken away, and we need to speak out about it. Christians, conservatives, Tea Party-ers, where are you? Where are you on voting day? Where are you when your right to your beliefs is being challenged in the government? Where are you when companies that need your support are struggling in a fight against evil? We need to rise up with God's strength and power to fight for Biblical principles in which we believe- before you know it, we will no longer be able to "legally" believe anything from the Bible. Our Bibles will be taken away because having them will be considered a "hate crime". It isn't long until we will be hiding and meeting secretly to study the Bible and worship Jesus. If you don't think that could happen, you need to get informed. In other countries around the world, people are doing exactly what I just described... if we don't fight back, we will be in the same situation. We are so blessed to be able to worship freely and study God's Word freely, but if we sit idly by as the government becomes more and more involved, we won't have those freedoms anymore. Don't be so sheltered that you miss what is going on in the world- being aware is part of your responsibility as a Christian: get informed so you can fight the good fight. Watch the news. Read articles. No, it isn't enjoyable to see all of the terrible things going on in the world and at home. However, hiding from reality doesn't make it go away. Ignoring your emptying bank account won't suddenly create funds just as ignoring the government stripping you of freedoms won't allow you to exercise those non-existent freedoms.
More government isn't good for anyone, I guarantee it. You know who had ultimate government control? Hitler. Use your knowledge of history to combat against repeating it.
Ignorance may be bliss for a while, but ultimately it will lead to our demise.