Thursday, July 3, 2014

Supreme Court Shifts First Amendment rights to Business, creating Religious system free from Government Regulation.

Small government is here, via religious freedom.

The biggest problem I have over the Hobby Lobby decision, besides giving corporations personhood, is the shift in power. A business group of 5 people or less can now overpower an individual’s First Amendment right. One person’s right cannot infringe on another person’s right...right? Supreme Court 101?

Narrow decision my Ass: This supposed narrow decision expanded the next day when the Catholic majority of justices demanded that 6 other Catholic challenges get a second look and changed to reflect their decision. They then threw out other government challenges where businesses won the right to exemption contraception from their employees health coverage.

Here's Rachel Maddow with the details:


Looking ahead, this court made it possible for new businesses to form (a group of 5 people or less), so they could operate free of government regulations.

Theocratic corporate personhood is here to stay. The next step comes when Christians challenge other religious business rights that overpower over their Christian employees. We have just introduced the possibility of religious wars. 

The protest below is a good start getting this message out. Think Progress:
A group of clergy handed out condoms to customers in front of an Illinois Hobby Lobby store on Wednesday, staging a creative, faith-based protest against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision … Religious leaders also said they hoped the move would draw attention to the danger of allowing employers to privilege their own religious beliefs over those of their employees.

“You can make the religious freedom argument, you can make the argument about contraception, but ultimately, for me, this is about power,” said Rev. Mark Winters, a UCC minister. “Jesus had a lot of issue with powerful people using power over the powerless.”

Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, was quick to blast the ruling, saying, “I am horrified by the thought that the owners of Hobby Lobby as Christians think their corporation has a soul, and I’m even more appalled that the Supreme Court agrees.”

Dr. Bruce Powell, the leader of the protest, told News Channel 4 in Oklahoma City, “The right of religious liberty is a fundamental human right. Corporations are legal constructs. They are not human beings.”

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