Kurt  Schlichter


The liberal attack on religion stems from envy, greed, anger and hate, just like every other precept of liberalism. Liberals envy the loyalty and devotion that religion inspires. They hunger greedily to have it for themselves.

Mostly, they are angry because the religious dare to defy them and to reject the ugly and inhuman tenets of collectivism. And they hate God for having the temerity to define right and wrong. They consider that their sole prerogative.

The liberal freak-out over the Hobby Lobby decision is just the latest example of the left coming out of the closet and embracing its anti-faith bigotry.

It’s interesting to see how liberals approach the controversy, and how they fail to even accurately describe it. In the big picture, the Hobby Lobby case basically pitted the right of individuals to practice their religion even when they combine into closely-held corporations against a newly-minted pseudo-right of women to receive free birth control insurance coverage. Now, the right of religious liberty has been recognized for over two hundred years in the First Amendment. The pseudo-right of free birth control insurance coverage came into being when bureaucrats at the Department of Health and Human Services decided to mandate it following passage of Obamacare in 2010.

Naturally, the liberals side with the government bureaucrats’ four year-old whim over the established principle of religious liberty.

Of course, liberals won’t say that. Take Hillary Clinton. Please.

Hillary was outraged by the ruling which, legally speaking, focused on the applicability of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act’s (RFRA) requirement that any infringement on religious liberty must serve a compelling governmental interest and consist of the least restrictive means to achieve it. RFRA is hardly part of any #WarOnWomen. It passed with overwhelming majorities in Congress. In fact, Ted Kenney was one of the driving forces behind RFRA – uh, that was probably a bad metaphor.

And, of course, Bill Clinton signed it, making it yet another of the sexist, homophobic and otherwise awful laws Bill Clinton signed that Hillary now rejects. Hillary, of course, portrays the decision as some sort of violation of a woman’s constitutional rights while failing to mention where such a right to free stuff is hiding among the amendments. In doing so, she applies the same keen legal insight that led her to failing the D.C. bar exam.


Kurt Schlichter

Kurt Schlichter (Twitter: @KurtSchlichter) was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by Andrew Breitbart. He is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran with a masters in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and a former stand-up comic.