Jesus and Satan Battle Over Women’s Bodies

Hobby Lobby, perhaps my favorite corporate person (pickup line: “Our Hobby is Making Crafts in Your Lobby”) might be up against the Satanic Temple (of proposed Oklahoma City Satanic monument fame)  in the battle over women’s bodies. Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to facilitate the contraception of employees’ theoretical babies. The Satanic Temple wants to give women a way out of pre-abortion counseling with religious-exemption paperwork.

As the writer and teacher Matthew Rossi recently remarked in conversation, “While I respect the Satanists’ sense of play here, I just want to live in a culture that doesn’t need the will of invisible beings to make things happen.”

Not gonna happen any time soon, Matthew. This one’s for you.

Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.