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Hobby Lobby founder says willingness to lose company for religious freedom 'was real easy

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Hobby Lobby founder David Green chatted with Glenn Beck Wednesday on “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to revisit the famous Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling and explain why standing up for religious freedom was an “easy” decision.

When the Affordable Care Act required employers to cover birth control, Hobby Lobby sued the government in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby and the Green family, saying that requiring family-owned corporations to cover contraception for their employees as part of the company insurance plan violated religious freedom.

“They were just asking me to go completely against my principles,” Green said of the government’s healthcare requirement.

Hobby Lobby objected to covering four specific types of contraception, including Plan B, which is known as the “morning after” pill, on the grounds that birth control intended to stop a fertilized egg from implantation is equivalent to abortion.

If the company had lost the case and been forced to provide the Obamacare insurance plan, Green and his family would have been paying out $1.3 million per day in fines for refusing to cover certain types of contraception, he said. But despite the risk, Green said all three generations of his family were on board with refusing to compromise their religious beliefs.

“It was real easy from our standpoint; it’s black and white. We either take life or we don’t. … God did not want us to take life.”

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher weekdays 9 a.m.–noon ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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