Monday, March 24, 2014

Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court March 25

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Hobby Lobby at the Supreme Court

March 25, 2014

"So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit,
but I will also pray with my understanding . . ."

(I Corinthians 14:15)



In this special alert, we will focus on the trial at the US Supreme Court, this Tuesday, March 25th, about Obamacare's abortion pill mandate.

This trial is sooo important to every sincere Christian because the outcome will have a dramatic impact on our religious freedom in America.

Using the resources provided below, we will pray in one voice:

- for those key rulers who are in the position to judge or to pursue this evil agenda ( the President, Supreme Court judges, HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and the US Attorney General, Eric Holder )

- for those Christian business owners challenging the evil mandate thereby risking their businesses

- for Church Pastors to unite and open their mouths and to take action so that their voices will be heard

- for wisdom from heaven to those who work hard to bring up alternative health plan to Obamacare

The resources provided below are drawn from the following sources:

Alliance Defense Fund

Congressional Prayer Caucus

Family Research Council

Concerned Women for America
Prayer points submitted by:

TC Kim

Transform USA
Office: (720)274-5511
Prayer Center: 12710 Oak cliff Way
Colorado Springs CO 80908

Alliance Defense Fund

Statement by: Alliance Defense Fund

Supreme Court Update: Will you join us?

Obamacare's Abortion Pill Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25, 2014. Two family-owned companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are challenging the Abortion Pill Mandate that would force them to pay for life-ending drugs, or face crippling fines. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on your religious freedom in America.

Obamacare's HHS Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court. Please join us this week in praying for:

1. Paul Clement (Law professor and attorney with the firm Bancroft PLLC)

Attorney arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the combined cases for the Hahn and Green families.

Pray for wisdom, protection, and Divine power as he speaks truth before the High Court.

Pray God would bless him, his family, and his service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

2. Donald Verilli (United States Solicitor General)

Lead attorney arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of the HHS Mandate (abortion pill mandate).

Pray that God will manifest His goodness in his life.

3. All Supreme Court Justices

Pray that each justice rules with wisdom and discernment to protect religious freedom.

Pray God would bless and protect each one and their families.

The names of the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court are:

John G. Roberts - Chief Justice

Antonin Scalia
Anthony M. Kennedy
Clarence Thomas
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Stephen G. Breyer
Samuel A. Alito
Sonia Sotomayor
Elena Kagan

4. The Green Family (Plaintiffs in the case)

Pray for the Christian family who founded and own Hobby Lobby, Inc.

Pray for endurance and courage as they stand for their faith before the High Court.

Pray God would bless and protect the Green family as they continue to lead their company with integrity.

5. The Hahn Family (Plaintiffs in the case)

Pray for all of the Mennonite family members who founded and own Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Pray for endurance and courage as they stand for their faith before the High Court.

Pray God would bless and protect the Hahn family as they lead their company with integrity.

6a. Kyle Duncan (Becket Fund for Religious Liberty attorney)

Represents the Green family (Hobby Lobby) at the U.S. Supreme Court.

6b. Matt Bowman (Alliance Defending Freedom attorney)

Represents the Hahn family (Conestoga Wood Specialties) at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pray for wisdom, protection, and joy in persevering for religious freedom.

Pray God would bless both Kyle Duncan and Matt Bowman, their families, and their service on behalf of the just and worthy cause of religious freedom.

7. For additional prayer points, and to view photos of each person named, please visit the website for the Alliance Defending Freedom by going here

Congressional Prayer Caucus

The Congressional Prayer Caucus

HHS Mandate at the Supreme Court

On Tuesday, March 25, the Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby's and Conestoga Wood's challenges to the HHS mandate.

- Hobby Lobby is a family-owned craft store businesses with locations in over 40 states. If they refuse to comply with the mandate and instead operate in accordance with their faith, they could face fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

- Conestoga Wood is a Mennonite-owned woodworking company that employs nearly 1,000 people.

The mandate jeopardizes jobs and health insurance by forcing family businesses to choose between paying crippling fines for following their conscience or dropping healthcare coverage for all employees. Employers who desire to supply their employees with health care coverage will face fines of up to $36,500 per employee each year for refusing coverage of even one listed drug. If they offer no health insurance whatsoever, the fine is only up to $2,000 per employee each year.

America has a deeply held tradition of respecting the freedom of conscience, and our laws should not force individuals or businesses to violate these beliefs just to operate a business or access health insurance. We cannot allow a religious litmus test to determine who is permitted to fully participate in American life. The First Amendment is a promise that we are free to live holistically, according to the dictates of our conscience, but the mandate tramples that promise for countless organizations and business owners across the country.

You can see videos of the Green family talking about the cases here, and a video about the Hepler family who owns Seneca Hardwood Lumber, one of the many other family businesses whose fate may hinge on the Court's decision, here.

According to the Becket Fund, amicus briefs supporting the businesses outnumbered the opposition nearly 3 to 1. A full list of these briefs is available here.

Family Research Council

FRC's Cathy Ruse to Attend Oral Arguments,
Speak at News Conference on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) Senior Legal Fellow Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq. will attend oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby on Tuesday, March 25. She will also speak at the news conference and rally at 10:30 a.m. Eastern on the Supreme Court steps.

Ruse, who formerly served as spokesperson on human life issues for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and as chief counsel for the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, has written extensively on the Obama administration's HHS mandate, including for the Wall Street Journal in 2012. She will be available for interviews to discuss the oral arguments, the implications for religious liberty and how the HHS mandate's crippling fines threaten the jobs, livelihood, and healthcare of millions of Americans.

FRC also submitted an amicus brief in the case. To read the brief, click here.
WHO: Cathy Cleaver Ruse, Esq., senior fellow, Family Research Council

WHAT: Press conference and rally supporting Hobby Lobby in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby

WHERE: Steps of the Supreme Court

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Tuesday, March 25** Read more here.

** Please note:

The oral arguments in the case: Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius will be heard for one hour on Tuesday morning, March 25. They are presented in two segments: Arguing for the plaintiff (Hobby Lobby): 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EDT

Arguing on behalf of the defendant (Kathleen Sebelius): 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Having heard the arguments, the justices then retire to their chambers to begin writing their opinions. The final verdict/ruling is then announced at the end of June.

Concerned Women for America

Concerned Women for America Organizing a Rally at the Court
on Tuesday morning

Next Tuesday, March 25, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood religious liberty cases challenging the Obama Administration's "contraceptive" mandate, and Concerned Women for America (CWA) will be there to show our support for religious liberty.

Join us to pray and rally for religious freedom in front of the Supreme Court at 1 First St, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20543 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on March 25, 2014.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) has already submitted a brief to the Supreme Court in support of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood, and religious freedom, but we know there is still much work to be done. We need you to come out and stand by the Green (owners of Hobby Lobby) and Hahn (owners of Conestoga Wood) families as they go before the Court to protect their right to conduct their family business according to their religious beliefs and free from government coercion.
This case is not about "access to contraception," as the other side puts it. These families only object to abortion-inducing drugs (only 4 out of the 16 methods mandated), and the government has conceded that these four methods may indeed prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg. This is a clear problem for those who believe that life begins at conception.
So come out and join us to pray and tell the government to stop violating our religious liberties:

DATE: March 25, 2014

TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 am

LOCATION: The Supreme Court of the United States
1 First St, N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

May God bless you and your family,


Penny Nance
Chief Executive Officer and President
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee

A Prayer of Repentance

A Prayer of Repentance

Offered by: Gregg Healy; New Hampshire

My perspective is that if people and businesses in the US (such as Hobby Lobby) lose the basic constitutional freedoms of religion and speech, then we are no longer a free Country.

So this stand is a strategic one. I pray for continued boldness and courage for those standing.

The enemy is using abortion, healthcare and gay rights as wedge issues to accomplish this further enslavement of the American people through the seductive Jezebelian evil spirit of political correctness.

This all has been set-up as a consequence of US Church losing touch with the mission of being uncompromised salt and light in the "real world" - our communities, government, businesses, media, schools, entertainment, etc. - not just the "church world".

How has this happened? Mainly due to Christians retreating to the isolationism of the "4-walls" of local churches (independent of each other) as consumers of the gospel, rather than purveyors of it. There is just enough foreign mission and para-ministry support to take the guilt away and to feel evangelistic and generous. This comes mainly in the form of money.

It is the compromise (Rev 2:14) and corruption (Rev 2:20) of the US Church. I.e., Baal worship in the form of: fear, control, self-preservation, self-promotion, desire for comfort and pleasure, avoiding troubles and persecution, focusing on self rather than God and neighbors, and cow-towing to the influences of money (idolatry).

So repentance among the people of God, starting with the remnant, is the key. Coming out of Babylon (Rev 18:4) and separating from a "spirit of this world" (Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 2:12), which is Holiness unto God.
We must concentrate now upon raising up fearless harvest workers, not loving our own lives above God's heart, even unto death.
-- Thank you, Gregg! We AGREE!!