Yesterday morning I had the privilege of speaking at a rally organized by Americans United’s friends at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Intended to protest Hobby Lobby’s ongoing suit against the Affordable Care Act’s so-called contraception mandate, the event provided an important counter to the narrative put forward by the craft store chain’s owners and their allies.Along with the Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood, who are also asking the Supreme Court for an exemption, Hobby Lobby’s Southern Baptist owners have consistently claimed that their religious liberty is restricted by the contraception mandate. That claim has become a rallying cry for the Religious Right, desperate as always to portray themselves as the victims of anti-Christian persecution.But support for that claim is far from universal among people of faith. Opposition to Hobby Lobby’s definition of religious liberty is actually strong among faith communities and that was evident at yesterday’s rally.“Hobby Lobby’s managers have the right to their own beliefs…they have no right to impose those beliefs on employees,” said the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He accused Hobby Lobby’s owners of “committing religious tyranny” for their legal attempt to force their personal beliefs onto employees.Morales’ sentiments were echoed by Sara Hutchinson of Catholics for Choice, who said, “Conscience and religious liberty rights belong in the hands of individuals, not institutions.” She also pointed to high rates of contraceptives use among sexually active Catholic women, and criticized the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, who filed a friend of the court brief in support of Hobby Lobby, for promoting a version of religious liberty deeply at odds with the views of most Americans Catholics.Rabbi Lori Koffman, representing the National Council for Jewish Women, told the audience that Jewish values demand that workers be treated with “dignity, justice and equality.” That includes protecting workers from “undue burdens.” “Withholding employees’ access to contraception…would be such a burden,” she said.To the Rev. Alethea Smith-Withers, who chairs RCRC’s board of directors, access to contraception allows women to make “sacred choices” about their lives. And she had some choice words for Hobby Lobby and its supporters: “Our faith is not a weapon. Our faith is a time-honored tool of liberation, empowerment and justice.”It’s no great secret that I am a secular humanist. It’s also no secret that I became one after leaving a fundamentalist version of Christianity. Even so, I know that Smith-Withers is correct and that faith, in its best and most positive manifestations, can be a powerful force for social good. That’s why I spoke at yesterday’s rally.I began my remarks by quoting from Micah 6:8: “He has shown you, oh man, what is good, and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God?” It was my favorite verse before I left the church, and even though I’m not religious now, I believe that the motivation to do justice, love kindness, and live humbly is a universal motivation, one that should unite theists and non-theists alike.But it’s a motivation that Hobby Lobby’s owners don’t seem to share. It’s hardly an act of humility to demand that our secular legal system grant you the ability to force your employees to adhere to your own religious views. There’s nothing just or kind about that.It’s also the sort of action that the First Amendment was designed to prevent. Americans United filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of faith communities, reminding the Supreme Court that the religious liberty guaranteed us all by the Constitution doesn’t include a right to discriminate in the workplace.Let’s hope the court listens to us, and to all the voices – religious and non-religious – that have been raised in defense of real religious liberty.