Interpretation completely misses mark
July 31, 2014 at 2:31 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
There's no wonder people get flared up about contraception and the Hobby Lobby decision. The interpretation presented by media and opponents completely misses the case.
The intent of the company and the court decision did not deny any employee the use of contraception or limit the availability of contraception products.
The decision was to affirm that Hobby Lobby would not be forced to pay for something it deeply opposes in its religious beliefs.
Of course, it would prefer no one use them, but it does not stand in the way of anyone's contrary belief. It does not want to subsidize something they deeply oppose.
Jimmy Traber, Victoria