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Hobby Lobby President Speaks Out for First Time Since Healthcare Lawsuit Headed to Supreme Court

Teresa Neumann : Feb 7, 2014 : Andrew Evans – The Washington Free Beacon

"This is God's company, and our responsibility is to operate it according to the guidelines He's given us in His Word."

Steve Green(Washington, DC)—On March 25, the Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments in the case of Hobby Lobby's lawsuit against the White House administration regarding the contraceptive mandate in government healthcare. (Photo via Washington Free Beacon)

Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, has had little to say publicly about the ongoing lawsuit until recently, when he met with reporters for a first-time interview.

As published in the Washington Free Beacon, the following are excerpts from that interview:

Green begins by explaining the history of the company his father, David, founded. As he notes, it was 1985 and Oklahoma had been hit hard by the oil industry bust.

Said Green: "He spent hours of his day on his knees in prayer. He would try to avoid the phone because they weren't good calls. Basically, he prayed out to God, 'God, if You want this to survive, You're going to have to help, because I don't know how it's going to make it.' And obviously it did make it.

"It became very real for him at that point—not that it wasn't prior—but it became even that much more real that this really isn't our company. This is God's company, and our responsibility is to operate it according to the guidelines He's given us in His Word."

And this is what Green had to say about the contraception mandate: "We find ourselves in kind of a precarious situation, where the government's forcing us in essence to become a free abortion provider, which we don't want to be.

"What I hear quite often is that we're trying to impose our religion on our employees, and it's nothing of the sort. If I could keep every pharmacy from issuing every one of our employees these abortive products, then I might be imposing my religion, but I'm not doing that, I'm not even asking to do that.

"I just want to stay out of it. I want to stay out of it just like we are not required on procedural abortions to be involved, but the government's telling me I have to be involved in chemical abortions. I want to stay out of it. Don't bring me into it. Let that be between a woman and her doctor. But the government tells me I can't. I have to freely provide these abortive products to our employees."



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