Finds poll results on Hobby Lobby decision 'disconcerting'

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The result of your poll on the

Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is disconcerting.

How could 76 percent of the population disagree with it? More than likely it was those who disagreed who were motivated to participate in the poll. Still, it is amazing so many could disagree with what the First Amendment clearly says, "Congress shall make no law ... prohibiting the free exercise" of religion. The shocking thing is not that Hobby Lobby won, but that the decision was not 9-0 instead of 5-4. Any reasonable sixth-grader should have sided with obvious constitutional law.

But public opinion has been swayed by the deceitfulness of the far left who have framed this decision as anti-women. This case was never about withholding health care from women. It certainly had nothing to do with refusing them contraception, as Hobby Lobby has freely offered that. Hobby Lobby wasn't even saying their employees couldn't have an abortion. They were simply saying they should not be required to provide insurance coverage for abortions when they have a religiously held belief that abortion is wrong. To refuse complicity in what they hold to be wrong is the free exercise of their religious beliefs.

Charles A Marshall, Tallmadge

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