18 Tweets That Point Out the Absurdity of the Hobby Lobby Ruling

By Jami Smith

Originally published on Advocate.com June 30 2014 5:36 PM ET

The Supreme Court officially decided today that it was cool for "religious" companies like Hobby Lobby to decide not to cover some contraceptives in insurance for female employees.

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that allows employer's the ability to base insurance coverage on their religious beliefs is bad news for women's health and potentially dangerous news for LGBT people. The ruling caused an explosion of responses on Twitter. Here are 18 hilarious and depressing tweets that explain the absurdity of Monday's ruling.


an illustrated guide to american personhood. #scotus #HobbyLobby pic.twitter.com/nYGatBJj8E

— Sarah Baker (@bakerbk) June 30, 2014


.@HobbyLobbyStore My Aunt Jane has breast cancer. "Doctors" recommend surgery but we'd rather you told her what to do.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney) June 30, 2014


Not planning on getting pregnant until I can decide whether I want a boy or a corporation #HobbyLobby #SCOTUS

— Katie Compa (@katiecompa) June 30, 2014


Next up: Employers won't pay for breast cancer exams because breasts are an evil temptation to men per the bible. #SCOTUS

— Liz Gumbinner (@Mom101) June 30, 2014


Heard that Judy Blume's new book is about a little girl who dreams of being a corporation so that she will be treated like a person.

— rachna fruchbom (@mrsfruch) June 30, 2014


Because when I think of Hobby Lobby, I think of fuckin'.

— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) June 30, 2014


Hobby Lobby makes my healthcare decisions & Martha Stewart does my taxes & JoAnn (Fabric) is my lawyer.

— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) June 30, 2014


Hobby Lobby's new motto: "Be crafty and just use the pull out method."

— Shawn Pelofsky (@shawnpelofsky) June 30, 2014


I hope Ruth Bader Ginsburg is immortal.

— Suri Ratnatunga (@SuriR) June 30, 2014


What religion is Starbucks?

— Guy Branum (@guybranum) June 30, 2014


Not to worry. I'm sure savvy Hobby Lobby employees will be able to figure out how to convert a dreamcatcher into a diaphragm.

— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) June 30, 2014


In their defense #HobbyLobby does offer a wide variety of DIY chastity belts.

— Abbi Crutchfield (@curlycomedy) June 30, 2014


Just cuz U believe birth control is murder doesn't make it so. When I was little I believed Black people might B made outta chocolate #Wrong

— Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) June 30, 2014


Read Ruth Bader Ginsburg's response to the Hobby Lobby ruling: http://t.co/zFhSlevlbi pic.twitter.com/GePou8yI0M

— Molly Redden (@mtredden) June 30, 2014


It’s unfortunate that the most convenient place to buy materials for protest signs is Hobby Lobby.

— Noah Garfinkel (@NoahGarfinkel) June 30, 2014


Supreme Court backs Hobby Lobby in contraceptive fight. 5-4 decision, in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby. pic.twitter.com/dv0V6MQAni

— HoodiesUpMusicLoud™ (@MrMilitantNegro) June 30, 2014

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