Marybeth Hicks

Hobby Lobby is not the only entity fighting the mandates in court. Several employers, including Catholic and Christian colleges, health care providers and media corporations, as well as America’s Catholic bishops, also have filed suits in federal courts across the country. While the Obama administration (and the media and the left) would have us all think this is just a “Catholic” problem, it clearly goes far beyond the Catholic Church.

The mainstream media hasn’t widely reported that most of these cases are being decided in favor of the plaintiffs and against HHS — some resoundingly so. It’s likely that the variety of opinions will land the mandate in the U.S. Supreme Court, which has a fondness for our Constitutional right to religious freedom. (For information on specific cases, go to the Becket Fund website at

What is at stake here is nothing short of reaffirming what it means to be free in the United States of America.

As the Green family is showing us, this fight is about a fundamental understanding of our constitutional guarantee of religious liberty, not only in the confines of our houses of worship, but in the course of our personal and professional lives.

When you frame it that way, you realize this is a case Hobby Lobby must win, for all of us.

Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011).