According to a couple of case coming up before the Supreme Court, the United States, which was founded on the principle of religious freedom, has now become a bastion of religious persecution. The oppressed group? American business. Hobby Lobby and others are claiming they’re being persecuted for their faith. Didn’t know a business could be a member of a church? I didn’t either. I Never saw one being baptized, celebrating a bar mitzvah or making a pilgrimage to Mecca.