Last week was like a déjà vu of Chick-Fil-A appreciation day, only, the media didn't cover it and the crowds weren't as large. It made me truly question if this administration’s full frontal assault on our First Amendment is actually becoming the norm for America. Have Americans grown complacent? Since the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, the mainstream news has been salivating about the goal of the government relinquishing one’s right to own an assault rifle. I ask, what about the assault currently unfolding that requires no gun but rather one that is fully loaded with evil intentions of an administration that's hell bent on diminishing not only our Second Amendment to bear arms but our First Amendment to freely exercise our faith? How do we fight that one? Sadly, the owners of Hobby Lobby know first-hand.
Last week there was an effort to support Hobby Lobby. I heard Hobby Lobby’s name in the news a few weeks ago and the story of the young Christian couple David and Barbara Green who began selling items out of their garage only to find themselves years later owning one of the most successful businesses in the country. They contribute their success to their unshakable faith in their commitment to always do honest business. They adhere to principles they hold dear such as closing early so employees can be at home with their family and they are also closed on Sundays. It’s one of many true American-made inspirational stories. Only now they find themselves fighting for what they have built up in such faith over many years.
Last week was my first trip to Hobby Lobby and as I walked up and down aisle after aisle, I noticed the subtle music that was playing, a solo guitar. I listened closer. The strum of the guitar was playing “Come, now is the time to worship,” a well-know Christian song millions of Christians sing all over the world. It was that moment I got sick to my stomach. It was that moment reality hit me. For the first time in my life, I am living in a time where Christian businesses are being morally arrested under government rule. For the first time in my life, I am living in a time where the American President is diminishing faith from amongst the nation.
For weeks and weeks the media has sensationalized the "going off fiscal cliff" talk. Does anyone else think 16 trillion dollars in debt is suffice to say we went off the cliff a long time ago? I absolutely understand how dangerous the debt is to our nation. I’m surprised Obama hasn’t whipped out those Greek columns again since we’re following Greece’s yellow brick road to economic collapse. However, there is a much deeper problem in the nation. A problem that is exceeding faster than any debt: the undermining of the American people’s right to worship freely and the right for businesses to opt out of government mandated programs that directly violate their beliefs.
Hobby Lobby is the latest victim of Obama’s efforts to make us a Godless nation. This couple is refusing the government mandated Obamacare because regardless of what you have been told, the bill does in fact cover the abortion pill, morning after pill and the week after pill, all of which kill babies. As Christians, we don’t believe in killing babies. Regardless if they are inside or outside the womb, it is a human being. This government mandate directly violates our First Amendment right to exercise our faith and worship. I don't see the healthcare law mandate that pork be served at Madrassas (Muslim schools) during lunch time. One may argue,” Well that’s because pork doesn’t have anything to do with healthcare.” Neither does the abortion pill. What’s “healthy” about ending the life of a baby? Truth is, it has nothing to do with “healthcare.” The abortion pill doesn’t lower cholesterol, it doesn’t fight diabetes and it most certainly doesn’t relieve pain but rather induces it.
The real reason is because Obama and the anti-Christian left know the one way to hit Christians in the gut is to force us to go against one of the things that pains us the most; killing the unborn. I am talking about true Christians who believe Scripture that the Lord ordained us and knew us before he formed us in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). I’m not talking about Christians who say, "Oh yes, I am pro life but...," who then turn around and vote for the most brutal pro abortion president America has ever had. I know the secularists and pro abortionist will rant their mantra of "separation of church and state," which by the way is nowhere in our Constitution. However, killing unborn babies isn't solely a "religious" issue, it's an issue of one’s heart. It is something the owners of Hobby Lobby will not violate.
The assault Barack Obama has perpetrated on the American people and businesses to exempt themselves from something that violates their faith is unprecedented. Remember, the two things tyrannical leaders take from the citizens are guns and religion. The government has already fired the first shot in their fight to eradicate faith in America and the gun ban wheels have also begun to turn. We are to be the salt and the light of the earth (Matthew 5:13) so if we do nothing in the face of evil while we can, we are in essence condoning it. That’s why we must continue to support businesses like Hobby Lobby, Chick-Fil-A or any other business suffering underneath the government’s anti First Amendment big thumb.
Since the majority of Americans voted once again to continue digging the grave for our nation and her Constitution, will the real patriots please stand up? Let those of us who know what’s Good continue to fight for it while we still can…before the headstone of America is forever placed.