While America hunkers down under “Safer at Home” orders to fight the pandemic spread of coronavirus, the Christian owned Hobby Lobby stores, as of March 21, remained open. After a letter to employees from David Green went viral on Twitter, in which he says wife Barbara is a “prayer warrior” amid “this war with this latest virus,” users online were not happy with the arts and crafts stores billionaire owner.
What’s largely causing a riotous response on Twitter is Green’s indication that if employees pray, they will be fine amid coronavirus. In the letter, Green shared what he must’ve assumed would be a reassuring story about his wife Barbara:
“In her quiet prayer time this past week, the Lord put on Barbara’s heart three profound words to remind us that He’s in control. Guide, Guard, and Groom. We serve a God who will guide us through this storm, who will Guard us as we travel to places never seen before, and who, as a result of this experience, will Groom us to be better than we could have ever thought possible before now.”
Hobby Lobby owner David Green is telling store managers to stay open despite the pandemic because his wife had a vision from god.
— Towanda the Avenger (@kendallybrown) March 22, 2020
I’m sure Hobby Lobby employees will feel better about dying knowing the billionaire owner’s wife imagined that an invisible sky wizard told her it would be ok.
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 22, 2020
Hobby Lobby CEO David Green is worth $6.4B
He could give every one of HL’s 32K employees a $100K check & still have $3.2B
Instead—he pays his cashiers $10/hr, denies them paid sick leave, is warning they’ll have to ‘tighten their belts,’ & is making them work during #Covid_19😳
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) March 22, 2020