Are you following the case in the U.S. that’s now being argued before the Supreme Court, on whether a corporation has religious freedom protections? It involves a chain of over 600 craft supply stores, in 47 states, and whether, under the new health care law (commonly known as “Obamacare”), it is required by the federal government to pay for certain forms of birth control that the owners of the corporation claim their religious beliefs lead them to understand as abortion.
Regardless which way the court goes, this will be a very interesting decision — one that any student of religion who is also interested in modernity, liberal democracy, classification, and the nation-state, should be watching.
Listen to a news report on the oral arguments:
Or listen to the audio and read a transcript of the actual arguments here.