Saturday, July 05, 2014

Quote of the Day

With one 'narrowly defined' decision, the Catholic males on the Supreme Court have opened the door to Catholic sexual morality in the public as well as private sector. Humanae Vitae can now spread throughout America, though not by conversion or the lucidity of it's reasoning, but by the time tested method of coercion. Happy 4th of July, Americans. We can all celebrate the fact the just five men on the Supreme Court have seen fit to once again expand the rights of corporations as individuals, and this time over the rights of slutty American women. You go, boys.

I know I will sleep better at night knowing that if I owned a corporation like Hobby Lobby, I could profit from the things I object to, but not have to spend corporate money to pay for them. It would be really swell knowing that 'remote cooperation with evil' only extended to the expenditure side of my ledgers. Of course if I owned a company, I would be more likely to claim a religious exemption to ED drugs as too many men who use them are either single or past the point of being able to responsibly raise children.

– Colleen Kochivar-Baker
Excerpted from "The Joys of Summer Reading
During The Week of the 4th of July
Enlightened Catholicism
July 4, 2014

Related Off-site Links:
In Hobby Lobby Case, the Supreme Court Chooses Religion Over Science – Erika Eichelberger and Molly Redden (Mother Jones, June 30, 2014).
The Supreme Court Has a Favorite Religion, and That's a Big Problem – Charles P. Pierce (Esquire, June 30, 2014).
The Uncomfortable Question: Should We Have Six Catholic Justices on the Supreme Court? – Ronald A. Lindsay (HuffPost Politics, June 30, 2014).
Hobby Lobby Invested in Numerous Abortion and Contraception Products While Claiming Religious Objection – Rick Ungar (Forbes, July 1, 2014).
The Deeply Held Religious Principle Hobby Lobby Suddenly Remembered It Had – Peter Hart (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, July 1, 2014).
The Hobby Lobby Ruling Proves Men of the Law Still Can't Get Over 'Immoral' Women Having Sex – Jessica Valenti (The Guardian, June 30, 2014).
Hobby Lobby Still Covers Vasectomies And Viagra – Alexander C. Kaufman (The Huffington Post, June 30, 2014).
"It’s a Basic Healthcare Issue": Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Reacts to Birth Control RulingDemocracy Now! (July 1, 2014).
Hobby Lobby, Bill Gothard, and the Submission of Women – Sarah Posner (Religion Dispatches, July 2, 2014).
Hobby Lobby Wins, Bishops Lose in Supreme Court Ruling – Thomas Reese (National Catholic Reporter, July 3, 2014).
Hobby Lobby’s Corporate Commandments – Mark Fiore (Truth Dig, July 3, 2014).
Hobby Lobby Fallout: Catholic Soy Milk Mogul Won't Cover Drugs That 'Prevent Procreation' – Clare O'Connor (Forbes, July 3, 2014).
What is Wheaton College’s Theological Objection to Contraception? – Patricia Miller (Religion Dispatches, July 4, 2014).
After Hobby Lobby: A Single-Payer Health Care Solution? – Fred Rotondaro and Christopher J. Hale (Time, July 3, 2014).

UPDATE: What the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision Means for LGBT People – Jennifer C. Pizer (Lambda Legal, July 8, 2014).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Think About – July 1, 2014
Something to Think About – July 3, 2014
The Non-Negotiables of Human Sex
The Standard for Sexual Ethics: Human Flourishing, Not Openness to Procreation
Relationship: The Crucial Factor in Sexual Morality
Stop in the Name of Discriminatory Ideology!
Robert McClory on Humanae Vitae

Image: Kristen Solberg.

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