Gerald (Jerry) Zezas

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Bless Me Father, For I Have Incorporated

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The Supreme Court will, once again, take a shot at dismembering the ACA (Obamacare) when it reviews the suit by Hobby Lobby (and others) regarding whether the religious beliefs of a corporation should be considered when deciding if they should be forced to provide insurance that covers birth control.

Yes, as incredible as it may seem, there is actually a successful company as uncreatively named as “Hobby Lobby”, but I digress.

The CEO of this company, David Green, is convinced that his fundamentalist Christian beliefs should be imposed upon his 21,000 employees, even though no polling has been taken among them regarding this issue. He is trying to use the fact that corporations have been given First Amendment rights regarding free speech to expand that right to…I’ll say this slowly now..THE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS OF CORPORATIONS.

Yes brothers and sisters and children everywhere, corporations have religious beliefs!, They, collectively, believe in Christianity, Judaism or, potentially, Islam. I guess its all a matter of how they were raised by their corporate parents, you know, back when they were just little Sole Proprietorships in short pants.

Apparently the employees of these corporations have, unbeknownst to us,(or them) given over their personal religious beliefs to their corporate masters, fully trusting these isolated individuals to protect them from the evils of, err, ah, birth control.

Green has gone on the record as having said, “The Green family’s religious beliefs forbid them from participating in, providing access to, paying for, training others to engage in, or otherwise supporting abortion-causing drugs and devices”. Funny, I don’t remember any passage like that in the bible, such as “Thou shall not participate in, provide access to, pay for, train others to engage in…yada, yada, yada. That must be in the In Between Testament, or solely in the mind of David Green.

I’m just waiting for the company owned by Jehovah’s Witnesses to refuse their employees blood transfusions, or one run by Scientologists refusing psychiatric care, or some other wing-nut fundamentalist who doesn’t believe in medical Marijuana. The possibilities are endless.

Yes, apparently Mr Green, a small government advocate and right-wing nut job, doesn’t want the government controlling when a woman can or can’t give birth, but he’s perfectly happy if his $2.5 billion corporation does.

Praise Jesus and pass the scrapbooking kits, we is all gonna be saved!


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