If religious people can opt out of a law due to their views, anyone should be allowed to opt out for any reason.
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This is inspired by the Hobby Lobby case that granted religiously-motivated corporations the right to opt out of providing birth control, but ~~it~~ **my argument** also applies to other laws from which religious people are exempt such as peyote prohibition.
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If religious people can opt out of a law due to their views, anyone should be allowed to opt out for any reason.

by durutticolumn

This is inspired by the Hobby Lobby case that granted religiously-motivated corporations the right to opt out of providing birth control,

but ~~it~~ **my argument** also applies to other laws from which religious people are exempt such as peyote prohibition.

It's pretty simple: I believe laws should apply equally to everyone. Anything else is unfair.

This is true regardless of how I feel about any particular law. I want all corporations to supply birth control, but since the Supreme Court has ruled that some don't I believe none should.

Since the Hobby Lobby decisions applies to corporations, it's now creating unfair competition because religious companies can save money on insurance.

Laws that affect actual people are even more important, because that's discrimination.

In the US your right to practice your religion is constitutionally protected, and so is my right to not practice your religion.

Yet if I want to take peyote, the federal government has essentially said I must convert to a religion that allows it.

The only exception I've thought of is the tax-exempt status of religious organizations.

Personally I don't think they should be exempt at all, but you can probably make a compelling argument in favor.

However, they could just be covered by the same laws as non-profits without requiring their own special tax code.

**EDIT** I repeat: this is not an argument about whether the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the correct side in the Hobby Lobby case. I'm simply arguing a general principle.

**EDIT2** Clarified my first paragraph. Never meant to imply the Hobby Lobby ruling has anything to do with peyote.

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