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  •  Do customers shop at (8+ / 0-)

    Our Lady of Hobby Lobby cathedral? No, they shop at a retail store. Hobby Lobby is a commercial business, not a religious institution. It has no more right to "freedom of religion" than does my pet rock. Their customers, employees, directors, and shareholders are all fully free to exercise their religious beliefs as individuals, however and whenever they want: attend a church service, read their chosen holy scriptures, dance naked in the moonlight as a druid, or whatever. But Hobby Lobby the corporation cannot possibly have any religious beliefs, nor can it become a communicant of any faith, nor can it go it any heaven or hell.

    No beliefs, no religious rights, it needs to follow all of the laws and be religiously neutral.

    •  There are certain corporations (2+ / 0-)
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      Krotor, martydd

      I WISH could go to Hell -- the sooner the better.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Tue Jun 24, 2014 at 03:10:08 PM PDT

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    •  You're missing the point (0+ / 0-)

      If I started a business as a sole proprietorship or a a partnershp -- no one would assert I had waived my constitutional rights.  But, if I form corporation - voila!

      They're gone?

      And, don't get side tracked by the whole corporations aren't people rant, before you think about it.  Corporations are authorized to exist by the States -- because, the States correctly believe providing a liability shield encourages business formation and growth.  Even if they blatantly put in the underlying legislation that authorizes corporations that formng one would result in a waiver on constitutional rights - I doubt very much if the SCOTUS would say that passed muster.

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