Local Reactions To The Hobby Lobby Decision

Twitchy has the left-wing Twitter reaction. Summary: lots of F-bombs.

Closer to home, the Republican politicians all seem to like the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision just fine. Gov. Bobby Jindal…

“With today’s Hobby Lobby decision rejecting the arguments of President Obama’s administration and affirming the rights of families to conduct their business according to their faith, the Supreme Court formally recognized what the overwhelming majority of Americans already know to be true: that religious liberty is a good thing.

Our country was founded by individuals who wanted to live according to their faith every day of their lives, and not merely have their faith confined to the pew. For those of us who believe, as the Green family does, in an Almighty God who created the universe and loves us personally, our faith guides us every day: in what we will do, and in what we will not do.

What this decision affirms is that the American belief in freedom of religion still protects the rights of all Americans to live in accordance with their religion, and that these deeply held religious beliefs are more important than the whims and demands of government.

The Court has made clear today that the Obama administration’s assault on religious freedom in this case went too far – but this assault will not stop, in our courts, in our schools, and in the halls of power. It will take believers who are willing to risk their fortunes and public ridicule and the modern slings and arrows to stand up for what’s right.

For their courage, I thank the Green family for what they have done to protect the rights of all believers to live according to their faith in the public square. Today, I urge all believers to pray for them and for the future of our nation. Remembering Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, let us be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, and let all we do be done in love.”

Rep. John Fleming…

“Finally, a firewall has been put up to stop some of the Obama Administration’s attacks on religious freedom. This decision reinforces the protections guaranteed in the First Amendment: family business owners are free to live out their religious beliefs, and the government cannot force them to pay for potentially life-ending drugs and devices.

“The High Court’s recent decisions that protected the free speech right of pro-lifers outside abortion clinics, that struck down the president’s unconstitutional use of recess appointments, and that blocked unions from compelling health care workers to pay dues, all represent significant blows to President Obama and his cronies. But today’s Hobby Lobby decision outweighs all of them by actively denying the stunning and unconstitutional overreach of this Administration.”

Former Rep. Jeff Landry, who’s running for Attorney General in Louisiana next year…

“Religious freedom is the core of American liberty. I am proud the Supreme Court ruled against the President’s direct assault on our Constitutional rights.”

Rep. Bill Cassidy…

“Freedom of religion and our First Amendment rights must be protected and respected. The President and congressional Democrats supported this federal mandate, which conflicts with Louisiana values. It’s not the government’s responsibility to tell business owners the extent of which they can practice their faith in everyday business decisions. I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision to stop Washington bureaucrats from taking away this religious liberty. This is a sacred freedom that must be preserved.”

Senate candidate Paul Hollis…

“I applaud today’s decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the law and protect every American’s right to practice their faith. Religious liberty has been under attack for too long by those with a radical liberal agenda and the Court’s decision today affirms that those attacks have gone too far.  Obamacare is bad policy and is simply un-American. Thank God that the Supreme Court recognized that today.”

Rep. Steve Scalise…

Sen. David Vitter…

Nothing on Sen. Mary Landrieu’s Twitter yet. Guess she doesn’t have much to say about the Hobby Lobby decision.

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