Lo and behold, today I had a message that CVS drugstores has decided to take a principled stand and not sell them.
Fine. They can sell or not sell whatever they choose. If I don’t like that (and I don’t care), I can go to a different store.
What I found ironic in the story is that The First Gay President, Pres. Obama, praised the decision. See the TIME article, HERE.
CVS announced Wednesday that the pharmacy will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its 7,600 stores by October, a decision that could cost the drug retailer as much as $2 billion in annual sales. The move was cheered by public health advocates and federal officials, including President Barack Obama, a former smoker, who called CVS’s decision a “powerful example.”
Read the whole statement HERE. Obama is chuffed that CVS agrees with him.
So, let’s get this straight. CVS has values that it wants to uphold: don’t sell anything like cigarettes, because they can hurt people and we don’t want to cooperate in hurting people. Buy them from someone else! CVS is praised by the President for taking a principled stand according to what they believe in. After all, nicotine is bad for you, right? “Isn’t CVS wonderful?”
BUT… the Little Sister of the Poor and Hobby Lobby and other Christian groups believe in something too. They have taken a principled stand for what they believe in. They don’t want to sell things that might hurt babies, right? Buy them from someone else! Obama (whose values include voting in favor of infanticide before he moved to the White House) and his HHS machine threaten them with fines, force them into courts, saying “You can’t force your values on other people! You MUST provide things you object to!”