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Letter: Hobby Lobby demonstrates Christian hypocrisy

I read with interest Mr. Sim's letter on Hobby Lobby. Then I read the Supreme Court's ruling in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 457 (1892), in which the court did in fact conclude that there is a volume of "unofficial declar...

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I read with interest Mr. Sim's letter on Hobby Lobby. Then I read the Supreme Court's ruling in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, 143 U.S. 457 (1892), in which the court did in fact conclude that there is a volume of "unofficial declarations" that "this is a Christian nation," which even go back to the words of the Declaration of Independence and to the founding of the colonies (and before-to the time of Christopher Columbus and his commission to explore, even).

Ironic, then, that Hobby Lobby would espouse one set of principles-yet live by another, as evidenced by Wednesday's announcement that it was illegally smuggling in antiquities through false declarations on U.S. customs paperwork, which is a felony (though the U.S. Department of Justice let them off with a $3 million fine).

According to news reports, Hobby Lobby has been committing this felony since at least 2009, despite being warned in 2010 (by an expert in antiquities) not to do so.

I think Jesus wanted us to walk the walk, as well as talk the talk.

Mitskog lives in West Fargo.

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