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The Conscience Cliff

“It’s more than just work,” Mart Green, treasurer of Hobby Lobby and CEO of Mardel, a Christian bookstore chain, says in a video explaining why his family simply cannot and will not comply with the Department of Health and Human Services mandate insisting they provide abortion drugs to their employees. As of yesterday, Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts chain, is in violation of federal law. Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has been arguing that religious liberty doesn’t have the role in the life of a business. But the Green family knows that their business lives cannot be cut off from their lives as Christians. And so the business makes decisions seeking to strengthen family, seeking to lives integrated lives, as Mart Green explains:

 

The Green family provides a real lesson to a culture that has become all too content compartmentalizing religion. And now by government mandate … 

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