AG Pruitt Comments on Hobby Lobby Case
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Tuesday released a statement regarding the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
“I want to express my support for the Green Family and Hobby Lobby in their courageous stand for religious liberty. The Constitution guarantees that our faith is not confined to the four walls of a church, nor to a style of worship. The Constitution guarantees all American citizens the right to live out their faith in public,” Attorney General Pruitt said. “The federal health care law’s contraception mandate asks the Green Family to violate their faith or face excessive fines. Our Founding Fathers established a system to protect us from this type of coercive federal infringement on religious liberty. Lower courts have rightfully concluded that federal law protects the religious freedoms of Hobby Lobby and the Green Family. Prayerfully, the Supreme Court will arrive at the same conclusion and strike down the health care law’s contraception mandate.”
The State of Oklahoma has supported the Green family and Hobby Lobby at each step in the process. The Attorney General’s Office filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court supporting the Green Family’s fight for religious liberty.