Big Money’s War on Religion: When Will Social Conservatives Say ‘Enough’?

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On March 5, 2015, more than 100 of the globe’s richest and most powerful corporations signed a doctrinal statement that formally placed them in direct opposition to much of the world’s major religions.

Among those to codify this global corporate position on faith and morals were:

A.T. Kearney Global, Accenture Global Management, Aetna Insurance, Air Products and Chemicals, Akamai Technologies, Alcoa Inc., Amazon.com, American Airlines, American Apparel, American Express, AIG insurance, Apple Inc., AppNexus Inc., Aramark, AT&T Inc., Avanade Inc., Bain Capital, Bank of America, The Bank of New York/ Mellon Corporation, Barclays International, Barnes & Noble, Becton Dickinson and Company, BlackRock International, Bloomberg, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Boston Community Capital, Boston Consulting Group, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Broadcom Corporation, Brocade international, Cablevision Systems Corporation, Capital One Financial Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., CBS media & entertainment, CEB Global, CGI Technology, The Chubb Corporation, CIGNA Corporation, Cisco Systems, Citigroup, The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Comcast Corporation, ConAgra Foods (more at BarbWire)

All the above signed an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court that asked the Court to judicially enact same-sex marriage and impose it on every state regardless of whether or not the people or their elected representatives voted for it. The signatories of this appeal to the Court include some of the most evil corporations on earth — including the global banking giant HSBC, that got caught laundering almost a billion dollars of illegal drug money for murderous Mexican and Columbian cartels.  An outraged Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) demanded that HSBC executives be prosecuted, and when the Obama administration proved too squeamish to take on the powerful banking group, Senator Warren labeled them “too big for trial.”

The brief is divided into two parts.  The first focuses on tax codes and the corporate bottom line, but the second takes a metaphysical turn: “State bans (on same-sex marriage)  undermine our corporate culture.”

It argues:  “The denial of marriage rights to same-sex couples in non-recognition states goes against our core values and principles.”

This is nothing short of a doctrinal statement.  With it, these corporations stepped into the realm of faith and morals to create a specifically “corporate” opposition to the religious beliefs of those who we can broadly call “the people of the book” — whether that book is the Torah, the Bible, or the Koran.

The brief goes on to make this curious statement:  “The reality is that even ‘small differences in how people are treated… convey strong messages about the(ir) perceived relative value.”

It is curious because it is made by corporations where one employee is paid 1,000 times more than another.
Read more at BarbWire

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