Thousands Sign Up to Support Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day Over HHS Mandate Fight

On Saturday, January 5th, all Americans who value freedom of religion and oppose the HHS Mandate’s unfair impositions upon religious individuals and corporate entities were called upon to show their support for Hobby Lobby by shopping either at their local retail Hobby Lobby store or online.

Over 60,000 signed up to support Hobby Lobby on national appreciation day,


The parking lot at Hobby Lobby in west St. Louis was packed today.

Inside the west St. Louis location the workers said, “It was like Christmas” and that business was booming today.


Aquilla King holds a sign supporting Hobby Lobby during “Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day” Saturday in Mississippi. (WDAM)

The story until now:
• September 12, 2012: Hobby Lobby files suit against Kathleen Sabelius and the US Department of Health and Human Services in US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma. They are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
• November 19, 2012: District Judge Joe Heaton rules that privately owned companies such as Hobby Lobby are not exempt from the HHS Mandate on religious grounds because these enterprises do not possess the same religious rights as individuals and religious organizations do.
• December 20, 2012: The US Court of Appeals in Denver rules against Hobby Lobby on the same grounds as the lower court; the Green family vows to appeal to the US Supreme Court.
• December 26, 2012: Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejects an emergency request for injunction that would allow Hobby Lobby temporary exemption from the HHS Mandate pending the hearing of their full case before the high court.
• December 27, 2012: Hobby Lobby’s attorneys announce that the chain plans to defy the Mandate which will take effect January 1st, potentially costing the chain (which employs 13,000) hundreds of millions of dollars in fines by the time their case is finally decided.

** If you made it out to Hobby Lobby today please comment or send in pictures.

 

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  1. Why is mosaic law okay but sharia bad?

  2. It is a terrific store. Others stores have been profiting on the Hobby Lobby idea. They were the first store here then many like them have popped up. Since all the controversy I am making a point to shop there and only there.

    When America stands together for righteousness, great things happen.

  3. I went to the West Bend Wisconsin store today. VERY busy! Waited to check out for 15-20 minutes. I was easily as busy as Christmas. All the best to them!

  4. Made it out to Palatine, Il this afternoon – Hobby Lobby was busy dispite the heavy snow falling outside. Store manager smiled after I sought him out to express my appreciation; he told me that several others also had talked to him so far today and he promised that all good wishes like mine would be sent up the chain to national headquarters.

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    what? #2 January 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    you mean exempt don’t you??

    ==

  6. Shopped Hobby Lobby today. Wish them the very best in their legal battle.

  7. Visited the Hobby Lobby in Douglasville, GA!

  8. I too went to the Hobby Lobby in West Bend, Wisconsin today. I have only been there once because I don’t usually have a need for what they sell but made a trip of 15 miles to participate. I bought items that I seldom use but I felt compelled to help them. The parking lot was more full than other times I have driven by and I waited 20 minutes to check out. I will continue to support this company from government intervention.

  9. Went to Hobby Lobby in Morristown, TN first thing this morning.

  10. Visited my local Hobby Lobby this afternoon. They were fairly busy, but I don’t know how busy they generally are on a Saturday, so I sadly have no comparison. (Because usually when i shop there, I do it during the week.) I bought more beading wire – Hobby Lobby is the only place I know of where I can find very fine wire for small beads.

  11. #2

    Most apt nic, probably ever.

  12. I drove 80 miles to shop st Hobby Lobby today. It was busier than a normal Saturday from what could tell. In Rochester, MN.

  13. Hobby Lobby on Battlefield in Springfield was extremely busy. Checker said they were swamped. Parking lots filled. I went in and did my bit. BTW, Hobby Lobby has a great APP for smart phones. 40% coupon for your purchases. Support them and save money too. Too bad Obama and the Dems don’t grasp the concept of saving money.

  14. I went there today and bought gifts for my kids. found some great items, including a crib sheet for US government, history and such.

  15. “If we call it ObamaCare instead of ‘Health Control’, it will be easier to pass”

    - Anonymous Democrat, before the passage of the ‘AFFORDABLE Health Care Act’

  16. Shopped at the Hobby Lobby in NW Pennsylvania. It was very busy when I got there at 3:00 PM, much busier than other Saturdays except at Christmas. I also saw a lot more men shopping. I shop here regularly so I looked for the sales. Got 80% off Christmas items for next year and 50% off some other goodies. I really love this store and recommend it to everyone.



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