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In our complex society today it  can be hard for a religious company to reconcile it’s beliefs with the behavior needed to fully partake in a democracy.  

It may be hard to find a pharmacy that doesn’t sell contraceptives or a drug company that doesn’t make them.  So what is a religion supposed to do?  Could they boycott the companies?  Could they organize protests?  Yes, they can in a democracy.

But say you form a public company that relies on the government to regulate its actions.  You voluntarily decide to offer health insurance to your employees: not for their good, but so you may compete with other companies.

So can the company refuse to abide by  government regulations that pursue a lawful and public good, because its owners' beliefs disagree with the public good?

The government is not obliged, but in fact forbidden from acting,  to mitigate the difficulty of pursuing your beliefs by constraining its pursuit of a public good.

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