According to reports, Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green has expressed his fear that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, she will completely disregard the faith and religious freedoms of true Christians.
“There is no getting around the fact that Jesus offends some people,” Green wrote in his book More than a Hobby. “Nevertheless, he is too important in my life for me to cower in fear of mentioning his name.
It is that foundation that caused Green to author a piece endorsing Trump for USA Today.
Early in the Republican primaries, Green was a fan of Sen. Marco Rubio, claiming that Trump “scares me to death.” Still, Green’s fight to practice his faith and run his business accordingly has been a long one, and he intends to vote for someone who will defend religious freedom.
In June 2014, the Supreme Court heard a case of appeal from Hobby Lobby. Green fought against a mandate under The Affordable Care Act that claims companies must cover contraceptives under their health plans.
The judge ruled in favor of the company, determining that for-profit companies can be exempted from a law that is in violation of the owner’s “religious conscience.”
” … it’s frightening to think that we — and all Americans — were just one judge away from losing our religious freedom,” Green wrote, noting that the decision on the case was 5-4. “Make no mistake, the vacancy left by Justice Scalia and the subsequent appointment to fill his seat makes this presidential election one of the most significant in modern times.”
“The Constitution was created for the express purpose of protecting certain fundamental rights — not just when they’re aligned with the current administration’s policies, and not just when they’re convenient — but as the highest priority for our lawmakers and elected officials,” Green continued.
He then criticized Hillary Clinton for claiming that religious beliefs ‘have to be changed.’
“Clinton has made no secret she believes government interests supersede the protection of religious liberty,” Green concluded.