• Corporate Religious Exemptions

    money bibleThe Supreme Court just ruled that corporations can have religious exemptions from laws. This is ridiculously insane for so many reasons.

    First, corporations aren’t human beings; they don’t get human rights. A corporation may have a guiding philosophy behind said corporation, but a corporation does not have beliefs because it isn’t a sentient being. Corporations by their very nature have one primary goal and that is to make money.

    Second, no one should he allowed exemption from the law for religious reasons. Laws apply to everyone!! Allowing some people to be exempt from the law because of their religious affiliations creates a ruling class.

    Third, because no particular religious belief has been singled out here, anyone can claim religious belief and become exempt from the law. This turns laws into mere suggestions.

    Forth, since corporations have the primary goal of making money, any law that get in the way of that goal can be ignored. Making money is the corporation’s religion. You can’t discriminate against their religion, right?

    Hobby Lobby may be fundamentalist religious assfucks, but what is to stop every other corporation from claiming a religious exemption because they just don’t want to pay for their employee’s healthcare? Don’t get me wrong, they will still pay a little bit for your healthcare for appearance sake, but when it actually comes to coverage, why should they cover anything for anyone?

    Oh, you need heart surgery? Sure you have health insurance through your employer, but the corporation doesn’t cover heart surgery because they don’t believe in hearts. As a corporation, they are heartless and that is their deeply held religious believe. They demand an exemption!

    The religion of corporations is to make money. Corporations are not people and they don’t have religious beliefs aside from the belief to make money. This Supreme Court ruling destroys our already fucked up insurance system.

    This is the real reason behind this Supreme Court ruling. It has nothing to do with some Christian’s anti-women beliefs; it has to do with corporations saving money on healthcare costs by allowing them to refuse to cover pretty much everything. While you still have pay for health insurance, the insurance you have just won’t cover your medical needs. We are now being forced to buy a broken product at full cost.

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    Article by: Staks Rosch

    Staks Rosch is a writer for the Skeptic Ink Network & Huffington Post, and is also a freelance writer for Publishers Weekly. Currently he serves as the head of the Philadelphia Coalition of Reason and is a stay-at-home dad.