Hobby Lobby is said to have started closing stores and slashing workers' wages significantly, following its CEO's claims that "God is in control" during the coronavirus pandemic, and social media are previewing the situation. .
The news was first reported by The Frontier, who spoke to employees of the company after they were informed of the situation.
In a letter to the dismissed employees, the vice president of the company's art and creativity division, Darsee Lett, wrote:
Hobby Lobby chose to close its stores yesterday. Today, it fired people by email. People lost their insurance. They offered no severance. They said, "it’s in the hands of God.”
Hobby lobby didn’t close until just now because someone there said they got a message from god to stay open! Now they closed and fired a bunch of people and I want to know who told ‘em to do that. Could it be.... pic.twitter.com/qJGHHNNryp