The Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that corporations can have religious beliefs which are protected from civil requirements, just as churches are.
In this case, Hobby Lobby can refuse to comply with the requirement of the Affordable Care Act that employer-provided insurance include contraception coverage.
This follows earlier decisions by this Court that corporations are 'people' and entitled to rights like actual people.
I think this reflects a degeneration in our civil religion. We are elevating the 'free market' and the profits made in it to a central place in the collective sacred.
I think this is an error of fact - markets only work if they are protected and regulated by the state, and those who make profits from regulated markets owe much to society as a whole for that protection and regulation.
I also think this is an error of faith - markets are a useful decision-making tool for democratic societies. Corporations are one of the useful tools we have developed to take advantage of this decision-making mechanism.
Corporations are not sacred entities. Corporations are not even people-like. They serve us; we should not serve them.
'Corporate sanctity' will, in retrospect, seem like one of the great heresies of this new gilded age.