Charlie Brown's Sister Sally, is perfect example. One of our family's favorite quotes from the Christmas Special is when the obviously materialistic little lady, is writing to Santa and asking for cash. When her total misunderstanding of the true meaning of the season is challenged by her brother she cries out with the entitlement dripping claim "All I want is what's coming to me, all I want is my fair share" The time was that most people would see the humor in that situation, but those days are gone. It seems clear that today, those who decry the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case, would be totally in Sally's corner, advocating for her to get what's coming to her, her entitlement to cash from Santa, and in the specific denominations she asked for.
The advocates for being able to force employers to provide contraception which the employer feels is immoral, have many self centered reasons for promoting such an unjust result, but they all seems to forget or intentionally overlook some salient deeper points:
1. Employees of Hobby Lobby are just that, employees. No one forced them to apply for a job there, and once the position was offered no one forced them to accept it, there are many other jobs, even in the craft store industry, for the discontent employees to seek out. Hobby Lobby also closes on Sunday for religious reasons. Should a Muslim, Seventh-day Adventist or Jewish employee be able to sue the company and force them to stay open on Sunday. If employers must cater to the moral positions of the employees, then why can't a Jewish employee force Hobby Lobby to stop playing Christian music in their stores, or to stop selling Christmas items, because it offends their sensitivities? The bottom line is that the Supreme Court finally got one right. If the employee wants contraceptives they are free to purchase them with their own money, or to seek employment with a firm that offers what they want. If the employee is dissatisfied with the health care coverage, they can and should quit and go find it elsewhere.
2. If employees are entitled to some specific form of health care from their employers, then were does that entitlement stop. Why can't millions of employees who are now working only part time, because their employer is trying to escape the destructive costs of the Obama care mandate, by having their employees work less hours, then turn and raise the same access to health care issues the Hobby Lobby employees are claiming. If they are morally entitled to contraceptives, on the basis of being entitled to health care, then why can't part time employees claim the same entitlement and force their employers to provide health care also?....after all the exclusion of contraceptives only, is a far lesser thing than exclusion of any had all healthcare coverage.
Once entitlement mentality invades the workforce, what other entitlements can be forced from employers on dubious moral grounds?. For example could an employee with 12 children force the employer to give them a raise, based on a concept that they are entitled to make a living wage, which in turn would be much more than they are being paid given their family size? Such an employee could make all the same moral arguments as the Hobby Lobby contraception demanders, and would be just as morally wrong.