Senate candidate Chris McDaniel breaks down the importance of the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS case

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments in the case of Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Hobby Lobby is contesting a part of Obamacare that stipulates employers must to provide healthcare that covers all forms of contraception at no cost to their employees. While Hobby Lobby has agreed to offer plans that cover a majority of contraceptives at not cost, the contends providing no-cost access to emergency contraception like Plan B violates their religious freedom. On his Facebook and Twitter accounts yesterday, Glenn encouraged his followers to “pray for those who are taking a stand for religious freedom like Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby.”

On radio this morning, Mississippi State Senator Chris McDaniel joined Glenn to discuss his U.S. Senate campaign against longtime incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and the Hobby Lobby case.

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In addition to being a FreedomWorks endorsed candidate, McDaniel is particularly expert in Obamacare. In 2010, McDaniel served as the state of Mississippi’s lead council in its lawsuit against Obamacare.

“I represented now governor Phil Bryant in a class action, and we fought Obamacare all the way to the Supreme Court,” McDaniel explained. “I did that free of charge, pro bono, on behalf of the people, on behalf of my governor, and behalf of the Constitution,”

When it comes to the Hobby Lobby case, Glenn asked McDaniel why Americans should be paying attention.

“Religious liberties are fundamental – as fundamental as they get… So we’re watching this case very closely because it is a large case in regards to religious liberties. And if an American citizen has a deeply held religious belief, it is absolutely not the right of the government… to force that American citizen to violate those beliefs,” McDaniel said. “To me this case is very simple. To the extent the government tried to violate those beliefs or coerce a person to do something they find objectionable, it is absolutely unconstitutional. We’ve seen evidence of that in lower court rulings, and I’m hoping the Supreme Court finally has a glimmer of common sense and rules correctly in this regard.”

As McDaniel explained, this case involves courageous Americans standing up not only for their faith but for their rights. For that reason alone, Americans of all backgrounds and ideologies should take notice.

“To be forced to do anything against our deeply held beliefs, is on its face, unconstitutional if you really still believe in the First Amendment as it’s written. And there are those of us that still believe that Amendments mean exactly what they say they mean,” McDaniel said. “We have to learn again to stand up for our rights. They are being eroded. They are being taken away. And we have to find strong courageous people that will say, ‘You know what? We’re not going to go down this path any longer. We’re going to stands up to this government and stands up to those who would dare reduce our rights.”

You can learn more about McDaniel’s Senate campaign HERE.

  • landofaahs

    It’s clear that the democrat party is guilty of murder.

    • Connor

      Since the begining of slavery.

      • fire lion

        those were christian conservatives bro. Ironically they were pro life slave owners.

        • MarsBarsTru7

          Liar. Many among the Democrat leadership were staunch secularists and their religious perspective was deist at best. On top of that, the American socialist politicians of the 19th century were virtually all exclusively under the Democrat tent. Slavery and socialism go hand-in-hand quite well. Always has, always will.
          Meanwhile, the abolitionist movement was a Christian religious movement, and the Republican Party formed under the banner of anti-slavery conservatives. The core group self-described themselves as conservatives. This isn’t a debatable topic.

        • landofaahs

          Abortion was against the law back then. Even slave owning democrats back then realized that abortion was wrong.

        • landofaahs

          Don’t call me your bro. I am not your bro. I know my brothers and you are not one of them.

        • landofaahs

          Change your moniker to “The lyin”

        • Connor

          No those were liberals because they took a liberal view of the written Constitution which what you liberals do everything from the Second Amendment birth control to Abortion and where pro death because they started a war. Also when liberals are enslaving Mexicans to do jobs they do not want to do than I hate to tell you bro it is not that far of a stretch to think you liberals would do the same to blacks at the drop of a hat.

  • Connor

    I think I am going to Hobby Lobby today just to tick of a liberal.

  • fire lion

    Im an employer, and I don’t think my black employees should get paid as much as my white employees. God told me.

    This is what is going to happen.

    • MarsBarsTru7

      And you’ll get boycotted for it if people find out. Better that society shuns and shames you out of business than the government to put a gun to your head. And you’re equating bigotry to opposing murder. Get your head on straight.

    • landofaahs

      Did you ever hear of the parable of the laborers? Jesus taught it very well.

    • Connor

      I bet you did racist. I find it funny liberals think free birth control is the same as civil rights. MLK must be rolling in his grave right now.

  • Noneya

    Who wants to BET the Liberal Judges will say this is NOT going to happen.. They will deny the suit and if I were the CEO I would say OK and CLOSE all my stores… This is something Oduma Built NO one else…

  • Henry Ko

    Until recently, democratic processes yielded such slow evolutions of public opinion that 20 years would pass before new ideas were accepted.

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