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Prof. Ronald Colombo Guest-Blogs About Hobby Lobby at The Conglomerate

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Ronald J. Colombo, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, was invited to participate in an online symposium on corporate free exercise rights at The Conglomerate blog. His March 25, 2014, post was titled “Corporate Rights and Responsibilities.”


Just as a corporation that styles itself as environmentally friendly takes on, I would suggest, genuine moral obligations to be environmentally friendly, a corporation founded upon a particular set of religious values has a genuine moral obligation to remain true to those values.

And this implicates the perennial linkage of rights with responsibilities.  If a person (or entity) has a particular moral responsibility, he or she (or it) ought to have the rights necessary to discharge that responsibility.

Read the full blog post.