By Cassandra Fairbanks
Craft giant Hobby Lobby is once again facing outrage from the left, after a Fourth of July ad from the company endorsed a “Christian-run government.”
The patriotic advert ran in several newspapers across the nation on Sunday.
The ad was titled “One Nation Under God,” and included the Bible verse “Blessed is the Nation whose God is the lord.”
If you shop at Hobby Lobby or Mardel, this is the kind of bullshit you're helping to pay for. pic.twitter.com/kmeit9kmFw
— 𝓡𝓮𝓭𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓴𝓲𝓪𝓷 (@redforkian) July 4, 2021
The company included quotes from presidents who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 supporting the notion that America was founded as a religious nation.
For example, the ad quoted former President John Adams saying, “our Constitution was made only for religious and moral people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor,” the ad also says, quoting George Washington.
Hobby Lobby also ran similar ads across social media over the weekend.
— Official Hobby Lobby (@HobbyLobby) July 4, 2021
The owners of Hobby Lobby have never shied away from expressing their moral or political beliefs.
On their website, Hobby Lobby explains that owner David Green “felt commissioned by God to do something different” in 1995 for their holiday ads.
“Before long, Hobby Lobby was placing beautiful full-page ads celebrating the real meaning of Christmas, Easter and Independence Day in newspapers across the country. The impact and relevancy of these messages is ongoing, so we post them here for your enjoyment,” the site explains.
In 2014, the Supreme Court upheld the right of Hobby Lobby to deny access to birth control for employees through their health insurance. They had argued that allowing the access would have violated their religious beliefs.
Lori Windham, a lawyer for Hobby Lobby, said at the time that, “the Supreme Court recognized that Americans do not lose their religious freedom when they run a family business.”
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