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What would Reinhold say?

Written by Peter Smith on .

Granted, the Supreme Court didn't presume to say that corporations can have souls.

But in its ruling on Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, granting religious-liberty protections to family-controlled companies, it brought to mind what the late great theologian Reinhold Niebuhr said about individual versus group morality:

"As individuals, men believe they ought to love and serve each other and establish justice between each other. As racial, economic and national groups they take for themselves, whatever their power can command."

 

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