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Margaret Carlson

Say a Prayer for Hobby Lobby's Employees

America was founded on the separation of church and state, which used to be sacrosanct but increasingly isn't.
Is Hobby Lobby selling cross-stitch kits or its founder's views on contraception? Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Is Hobby Lobby selling cross-stitch kits or its founder's views on contraception? Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Let's concentrate for a moment on the "Inc." part.

Hobby Lobby is a for-profit corporation selling arts and crafts. It is asking the court to declare that its religious beliefs are violated by the Affordable Care Act's mandate that health-care insurance provided by employers include contraception.