Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Hobby Lobby head Steve Green tells Christians to ‘stand up and fight’ for freedom

Hobby Lobby President Steve Green has called out for Christians to stand up and fight for religious freedom in a new video at an event hosted by First Baptist Church of Charlotte. 
“Just a few years ago we never would have imagined we would have filed suit against our own government, the government that we love,” Green said, explaining how much has changed since America’s founding. “But there are challenges. There are struggles that people of faith are facing today that have never been faced before.”
Steve Green of Hobby Lobby calling on Christians to "Stand Up"  photo/YouTube

Steve Green of Hobby Lobby calling on Christians to “Stand Up” photo/YouTube

Hobby Lobby made national headlines pushing back against the Obamacare mandates, more specifically, the requirement to provide morning after pills and other contraceptive coverage for their employees. The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, shocking Obamacare supporters.

“If we don’t stand up and fight for the freedoms that our founders fought for then we very well may lose some of those,” he said at the event titled Star Spangled Sunday.
“The bottom line is we believe that life begins at conception, and for us to be a part of taking that life violates what are deeply held beliefs are, and so we just said we didn’t want to freely provide those [or to] pay for them for employees,” Green said. “That doesn’t prevent them from having access to them, but for the government to tell us that we had to provide those to our employees for free was a problem for us and why we decided we had to file suit.”
Green and Conestoga Wood CEO Anthony Hahn discussed standing up for religious freedom and called on Christians who must “stand up and let their voice be heard through the ballot box, and if need be, to file suit.” 
Star Spangled Sunday was held at the First Baptist Church of Charlotte, North Carolina. Other speakers at the conservative event included Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, Concerned Women for America president Penny Nancy, Vision America founder Rick Scarborough, and pastor Rafael Cruz.

“Few citizens have ever heard the story of how God used ordinary Christians to do extraordinary things during the desperate days of 1814. But on September 14th, during Star Spangled Sunday, this live nationwide webcast, will tell the providential story behind the song and challenge us to once again rediscover and recommit to what has made America an exceptional nation,” Perkins explained in a statement.

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