Thank you, Hobby Lobby

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

cross with sunshineThe American Family Association is publicly commending Hobby Lobby for reminding people of the real meaning of Easter.

As it has been doing since 1997, the arts-and-crafts retail chain has placed full-page ads in newspapers for Easter and Christmas proclaiming the gospel message. The Christian retailer's Easter ad this year depicts a crown of thorns, an iron mallet, and three metal spikes – all symbolic of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The ad carries the scripture: "He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification." (Romans 4:25)

Ed Vitagliano is executive vice president for the Mississippi-based American Family Association. He says AFA applauds Hobby Lobby and CEO David Green for their devotion – and is asking people to let the company know how they feel about it.

Vitagliano

"We wanted to encourage our supporters ... at American Family Association and American Family Radio to pass that along to Hobby Lobby," he explains. "They went through a battle that went all the way to the Supreme Court in defense of religious liberty."

That legal battle, says Vitagliano, was costly. "[It] was potentially damaging to their business," he explains, "and we just want Christians to thank them for the stand that they've taken for religious liberty, but especially for the stand they have taken for the gospel."

AFA has posted an online petition to David Green and Hobby Lobby that people can sign thanking him for his company's dedication to spreading the Good News of Christ.


Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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