From the article:
As a woman of faith, I’m deeply troubled both by the colossal sums spent to influence the recent elections and the hundreds of millions of dollars that are already being collected in an effort to sway the midterm elections in two years. Super PACs are already holding planning meetings for the 2014 elections and considering how to engage directly with lawmakers on Capitol Hill during the Congressional session. We’re undeniably seeing the negative effects of the Citizens United court decision, which granted corporations the same rights as people and opened the doors for a flood of special interest election spending from a privileged few. As leaders of faith, we must sound the alarm.
As the president of a theological seminary, I am well versed in the religious ideals recognizing the sanctity and inherent value of the individual. Humankind was, after all, created in God’s image. This is the sacred prism through which I now view the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which gives corporations the same rights as individuals. What, I must ask, would God think? From a theological point of view, the idea of corporate personhood is a farce.
-- The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson, president of Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City; and author of “God’s Troublemakers: How Women of Faith are Changing the World.”