Favorite

Spooky 

For-profit corporations are trying to take religious liberty away from individual Americans. And if that's not scary enough, they've got a chance to do it, too.

The founders of this country wrote, and the Supreme Court has always upheld, that religious liberty is for people, not corporations. But some right-wing federal courts have turned the concept of freedom of religion upside down, and held that corporations can refuse to provide the contraceptive coverage for their employees that is required by the Affordable Care Act. Presumably this is because contraception violates the corporations' religion. Nobody ever knew they had one.

Past Supreme Courts would have thrown out these cases promptly. But this is a Supreme Court that made an unprecedented ruling that corporations have free speech. Antonin Scalia will vote on this case, too.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Most Shared

Latest in Editorials

  • The end of an era

    We're sad to report that Doug Smith has decided to retire. Though he's been listed as an associate editor on our masthead for the last 22 years, he has in fact been the conscience of the Arkansas Times. He has written all but a handful of our unsigned editorials since we introduced an opinion page in 1992.
    • May 8, 2014
  • A stand for equality

    Last week, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel became the first elected statewide official to express support for same-sex marriage. His announcement came days before Circuit Judge Chris Piazza is expected to rule on a challenge to the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Soon after, a federal challenge of the law is expected to move forward. McDaniel has pledged to "zealously" defend the Arkansas Constitution but said he wanted the public to know where he stood.
    • May 8, 2014
  • Same old, same old

    Remarking as we were on the dreariness of this year's election campaigns, we failed to pay sufficient tribute to the NRA, one of the most unsavory and, in its predictability, dullest of the biennial participants in the passing political parade.
    • May 1, 2014
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

December

S M T W T F S
  1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31  

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: A difference

    • shut up, boys, you really don't know what you're talking about. franked is definitely collateral…

    • on December 18, 2017
  • Re: Gratitude

    • Thanks for the information about the rally Saturday.

    • on December 15, 2017
  • Re: Money talks

    • I understand what you are saying about money, but there are always exceptions and a…

    • on December 15, 2017
 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation