Jesus Christ is now the center of a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign funded by the founder of Hobby Lobby and others, that is apparently just getting started.
The ads are reportedly funded in part by the family that owns the notably religious craft store chain Hobby Lobby, according to Christianity Today, as well as other evangelical groups, including a foundation called The Signatry. Other donors have kept their identities anonymous.
A New York federal court has ordered US craft store Hobby Lobby to forfeit an ancient artifact purchased at a 2014 auction that “originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and entered the United States contrary to federal law,” the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The artifact – known as the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet – is inscribed with a portion of “Gilgamesh,” an epic poem considered one of the world’s oldest works of literature. In 2014, Hobby Lobby, a privately owned arts and crafts retailer whose president is also the chairman of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, bought the clay tablet for display in the museum from an international auction house for $1,674,000.
“Sommerville’s sex is unquestionably female,” ruled the Illinois Second District Appellate Court on Friday, “just like the women who are permitted to use the women’s bathroom.”
With that crucial determination, the judges unanimously concluded that Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. violated the law in Illinois by denying a transgender woman employee access to its women’s bathroom in the store in which she’s worked for almost 23 years.
Green had intended for the course to be a way to "expose more children to the Bible by using it to teach archaeology, history, and the arts," The Associated Press reported. However, questions and concerns arose over possible intentions to proselytize students.
Wanted to be able to discriminate against LGBTQ on the basis of religion. Yes, a religion of hate and bigotry regardless of the huge amount of money this organization is spending to try to hoodwink people otherwise.
Shortly after the Supreme Court ruling, religious group leaders banded together to send a letter to the White House calling for an exemption from Obama Administration policies that prevented discrimination on the basis of sexuality. Using the decision and the precedent from the Hobby Lobby case as its catalyst, the group urged autonomy in hiring and operation decisions.
"While the nation has undergone incredible social and legal change over the last decade, we still live in a nation with different beliefs about sexuality. We must find a way to respect diversity of opinion," said the letter.
Further reports have found that David Green is a massive donor to the National Christian Foundation, a non-profit religious organization that includes anti-LGBTQ efforts as part of its platform.
Decide to stay open as a business during the Covid crisis because David Green's wife got a message from God to do so.
As a vast majority of American retailers temporarily closed their doors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in March 2020, Hobby Lobby drew ire for its decision to stay open using the argument that it was an essential retailer. At the time, David Green reportedly told employees that he had decided to leave the stores open based on a message from God bestowed upon his wife, Deborah Green.
Later, leaked memos obtained by Business Insider revealed that the company refused to pay for coronavirus sick leave, and told managers to "make every effort to continue working the employees," despite growing concerns from fearful staffers.
Along with that disobeyed the govt and illegally reopened stores. Isn't there a Bible verse about obeying the authorities? Not for Green.
Though Hobby Lobby eventually had to acquiesce to state orders and temporarily close stores in select regions, that didn't stop it from quietly and illegally re-opening several locations, prompting frightened employees to speak out against the company.
"This has all been so stressful and exhausting," a Hobby Lobby employee told Business Insider at the time. "I don't want to stay home because I'm too lazy to work. I want to stay home to do my part to stop the spread of the virus."
Hobby Lobby wants people to vote for Trump. Enough said about that.
Hobby Lobby and cohorts hope to bring people to Jesus even while they are rabid homophobics, and smuggerls. No thanks, my ethics are better than theirs.