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Hobby Lobby founder reportedly told employees a message from God informed his decision to leave stores open amid the coronavirus outbreak

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Hobby Lobby is leaving its doors open as more than 90 retailers across the country opt to temporarily shutter to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. 
In a message widely circulated on Twitter, the company’s founder David Green reportedly told employees the decision to stay open was informed by a message from God bestowed upon his wife Barbara Green.
“While we do not know for certain what the future holds, or how long this disruption will last, we can all rest in knowing that God is in control,” Green allegedly wrote. 
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Hobby Lobby, the craft store chain that is no stranger to controversy, is once again finding itself in hot water for allegedly citing a message from God in its decision to leave stores open amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

Though more than 90 retailers in the US have temporarily shuttered in the past week in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Hobby Lobby has remained steadfast in staying open for business. On Saturday, digital strategist Kendall Brown tweeted a widely circulated photo of a note allegedly written by Hobby Lobby founder David Green, in which the openly conservative Christian businessman repeatedly mentions the power of God as part of his justification to leave stores open.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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