The Hobby Lobby smuggling scandal started in 2009 when representatives of the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores received a large number of clay bullae and tablets originating in the ancient Near East.

Because of its pro-Trump storefront display and its role in the coronavirus outbreak, this year has been extremely contentious for Hobby Lobby.

Due to its conservative Christian founder and CEO David Green and his family's lengthy history of scandals, the arts-and-crafts store has been plagued by a number of scandals.

Throughout Hobby Lobby's nearly 50-year history, we examined some of the most contentious issues that the company has faced. This has been a bad year for Hobby Lobby.

coronavirus epidemic or a Trump-themed display at a store made headlines, the arts and crafts chain owned by conservative Christian David Green and his family had been the target of debate.

After starting Hobby Lobby in 1972, Green's religious beliefs have been criticized for being incorporated into the firm and its over 900 locations. In contrast to typical retail executives,

God in corporate memoranda, citing Hobby Lobby's dedication to "honoring the Lord in all we do by conducting the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles."

Two years after that, in 1974, the first Hobby Lobby store opened its doors, and the company currently claims to employ 28,000 people across its 555 locations