Kevin Stormans, owner of Ralph’s Thriftway, says he and his employees oppose abortion and will not stock the morning-after pill. Stormans acknowledges that his store may lose customers because of his value-based decision. [Ed. note: Storman’s ordeal began four years ago.]
“All our family wants is the chance to keep doing what Ralph’s Thriftway has done for four generations: to serve our customers in keeping with our deepest values,” says Stormans. (Olympian, 11/27)
Why must McKenna and the state litigate against Mr. Stormans for practicing his faith in his own business, when there are dozens of pharmacies in the area that do sell the abortion pill?
It appears that Mr. McKenna and Governor Gregoire are willing to allow people freedom of religious belief, as long as their beliefs do not translate into practice or action.
McKenna, a pro-choice Attorney General and candidate to be Governor, is contending that all stores selling medication must carry the abortion drug. McKenna does not appear to be influenced by moral objections of pro-life supporters, the Stormans’ religious beliefs, or matters of conscience and conviction.
According to McKenna’s longtime spokesperson, Janelle Guthrie, the AG is arguing in court this week that “the rules are neutral, generally applicable and rationally relating (sic) to the legitimate interest of the state in promoting timely delivery of lawful medication.”
Translation: “McKenna is trying to get elected and he believes that Christians who oppose abortion are a small segment of the voting public. Therefore in order to win votes, McKenna is unrestrained in turning the power of government on a small family owned grocery store owner who is pro-life.”
This must be a consideration for all people of faith and conservative pro-life citizens as they consider who should become the next Governor of Washington State.
Courtesy of the Faith and Freedom PAC