Oklahoma Leaders, Others React to Hobby Lobby Ruling - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Oklahoma Leaders, Others React to Hobby Lobby Ruling

Posted: Updated:

This morning the Supreme Court ruled in the Hobby Lobby case saying corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Here are some of the reactions from Oklahoma leaders and others, who all praised the decision.

Senator Jim Inhofe:

"The Green family has built a successful business based on principles that are rooted in their deeply held faith. Today the Supreme Court ruled to protect those principles and the religious liberties of private employers. ObamaCare's mandate that employers provide abortion inducing drugs to employees violated the conscience of the Greens. Instead of succumbing to enormous financial penalties for failing to comply, the Green family stood strong in their faith and successfully fought against the intrusions of the federal government and preserved their right to religious freedom."

Attorney General Scott Pruitt:

"Today's Supreme Court ruling is a pivotal victory for religious liberty. This ruling reaffirms the principle that America is a nation that recognizes first among our unalienable rights is the right to freely exercise our faith. I am thankful the Green family courageously stood up for their beliefs in the face of severe penalty from the federal government. I am humbled to have supported the Green family throughout this arduous process and congratulate them on today's victory," Attorney General Pruitt said.

Congressman Jim Bridenstine:

"This is a great day for religious liberty in America. The Supreme Court has ruled, although more narrowly than many would prefer, that closely held companies do not have to leave their deeply held religious convictions at the door of their businesses. I celebrate with the Green and Hahn families and offer my sincere appreciation for standing on their beliefs."

Barbara Green, Hobby Lobby co-founder:

"Our family is overjoyed by the Supreme Court's decision. Today the nation's highest court has re-affirmed the vital importance of religious liberty as one of our country's founding principles. The Court's decision is a victory, not just for our family business, but for all who seek to live out their faith. We are grateful to God and to those who have supported us on this difficult journey."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Motorcyclist Injured After Striking Police Unit

    Motorcyclist Injured After Striking Police Unit

    A motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital after colliding with a police officer's patrol unit in west Tulsa.The accident took place near 1700 W. Edison Street.Police say the officer involved in the accident had turned on to Edison while the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on the street. The injured motorcyclist collided with the police unit. Police say he was conscious when transported, but in significant pain.More >>
    A motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital after colliding with a police officer's patrol unit in west Tulsa.The accident took place near 1700 W. Edison Street.Police say the officer involved in the accident had turned on to Edison while the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on the street. The injured motorcyclist collided with the police unit. Police say he was conscious when transported, but in significant pain.More >>
  • The Weleetka Murders - Long Road To Justice

    The Weleetka Murders - Long Road To Justice

    He walked into the stairwell a guilty man. Kevin Sweat, moments after entering a plea owning up to three murders."It was pretty emotional to hear his plea," said Faye Taylor.Faye and Michael's daughter, Ashley Taylor, was Sweat's girlfriend and the third murder victim."Of course it was devastating to find out that my daughter's boyfriend was the one that murdered them," said Michael Taylor.20 miles away at Outlaws Grocery and Restaurant in Weleetka…"It blew this town away," said Tracee Willia...More >>
    He walked into the stairwell a guilty man. Kevin Sweat, moments after entering a plea owning up to three murders."It was pretty emotional to hear his plea," said Faye Taylor.Faye and Michael's daughter, Ashley Taylor, was Sweat's girlfriend and the third murder victim."Of course it was devastating to find out that my daughter's boyfriend was the one that murdered them," said Michael Taylor.20 miles away at Outlaws Grocery and Restaurant in Weleetka…"It blew this town away," said Tracee Willia...More >>
  • Man Accused of Murdering Weleetka Girls, Fiancee Pleads Guilty

    Man Accused of Murdering Weleetka Girls, Fiancee Pleads Guilty

    The man accused of killing two Weleetka girls in 2008 and his fiancee in 2011 plead guilty today.More >>
    The man accused of killing two Weleetka girls in 2008 and his fiancee in 2011 plead guilty today.More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.