Greg Strand is EFCA executive director of theology and credentialing, and he serves on the Board of Ministerial Standing as well as the Spiritual Heritage Committee. He and his family are members of Northfield (Minnesota) EFC.
The Supreme Court affirms Hobby Lobby’s objection to provide abortifacient contraceptives to their employees as part of their health insurance coverage for their employees. The decision was based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) passed by Congress in 1993.
In a 5 to 4 ruling, the Supreme Court ruled Monday the federal government cannot require companies like Hobby Lobby to provide potentially abortifacient contraceptives to their employees in violation of their owners' religious beliefs. . . . The majority said that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), passed by Congress in 1993, does apply to closely-held corporations like the family-owned Hobby Lobby.
Here is the brief update included by Christianity Today.
Here is the full opinion of the Court.