Corporations already won the right of free speech and thanks to the Supreme Court, now dump unlimited cash into U.S. elections. Now they've won freedom of religion and the right to selectively follow our laws. Sure, Alito says this "only" applies to matters of contraception and women's health, but I wouldn't be too sure. (Personally, I tend to trust the expertise of four Supreme Court justices over loads of pundits saying this is a narrow decision.)
Hobby Lobby, God bless 'em, is a proudly religious corporation. They wear their faith on their sleeve, and that's just fine, but that shouldn't give them the right to choose which laws they follow. The Supreme Court was so concerned with the religious freedoms enjoyed by the multi-billion dollar corporation's owners, they forgot about the workers who may not interpret religion and morality in the same way.
One of the more interesting aspects of this case is that so much of it hinged on Hobby Lobby's "belief" of scientific fact, which Alito accepted without question. Even though none of the contraceptives at issue actually cause abortions, the fact that Hobby Lobby believe they do was enough for the Court to allow them to skirt the law. (A law which provides more contraception that will in turn reduce abortions.) Enjoy the cartoon (and this one) and be sure to comment and pass it along.
Now that we have learned corporations can have faith, let us review . . .
Voice of God:
The Corporate Commandments . . . brought to you by Hobby Lobby!
I am the Corporation, by God, thou shalt have no other rights before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any false idol . . . unless made of fabric, glue and knick knacks purchased at Hobby Lobby.
Thou shalt not take the name of any Corporation in vain, lest we fire you immediately with cause.
Remember the Sabbath day, verily a good day . . . for online shopping and auto sales!
Honor thy supervisors as your father and mother, for they best know your contraceptive needs.
Thou shalt kill . . . the competition with Super Selection and Super Savings!
Thou shalt adulterate . . . what it means to be human!
Thou shalt steal . . . victory from mere mortal beings.
Thou shalt not bear false witness . . . unless it enshrines your religious beliefs in the law.
Thou shalt not covet the coming Corporate Rights.
Hear this . . . as foretold by the great prophet Alito!
Go, sin no more and await the coming of glorious Corporate Personhood!
Brought to you by, Hobby Lobby . . . The place to shop with everyday Super Selections and Super Savings!