Oh lawd, i’m running out of pizza options! Joining his Obama-fearing, cheap pizza making brethren at Papa John’s, Domino’s Pizza’s founder is suing the federal government over Obamacare’s contraception coverage.
Tom Monaghan, who is a devout Catholic, filed the lawsuit Friday, claiming that contraception isn’t related to health because it’s a “gravely immoral” act. In addition to himself, Monaghan named Domino’s Farms, an office park he owns, as a plaintiff in the lawsuit.
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise considering Monaghan’s previous support of pro-life and conservative causes. In the past, he’s backed groups such as Operation Rescue, Right to Life, Priests for Life, and the Committee to End State-Funded Abortion in Michigan.
Domino’s, however, has made it a point to stay out of politics, despite the activities of its founder. According to Snopes, the pizza chain once addressed the issue on their website’s FAQ section: “Domino’s Pizza LLC has never supported organizations on either side of the reproductive rights issue. The corporation and its 1,825 independent franchise owners across the world have one goal: to sell pizzas and grow our market share. We can’t accomplish that goal if we alienate potential customers, as this issue certainly would.”
If all this sounds familiar, it sort of is; the day after Obama’s reelection, Papa John’s founder and CEO John Schnatter threatened to cut employees hours so he could avoid paying for their Obamacare-mandated health insurance.