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Hobby shop chain faces backlash for stance against ObamaCare (HOBBY LOBBY)
Fox News ^ | 9-20-2012 | Perry Chiaramonte

Posted on 09/20/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT by servo1969

A Christian-owned chain of hobby shops is facing a bitter backlash after suing the Obama administration over new requirements to provide insured employees with contraceptive and abortion coverage.

Oklahoma-based Hobby Lobby filed the suit Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City, alleging that the ObamaCare mandate violates the religious beliefs of the company's owners. The suit followed similar suits by Catholic colleges and a Denver-based company whose owners also objected to the mandate on religious grounds. While a judge has not yet ruled on Hobby Lobby's suit, a Facebook page calling for a boycott of the company, which operates 500 stores in 41 states, has appeared online, and several other forums have featured posts urging customers to steer clear of Hobby Lobby.

“I’m boycotting Hobby Lobby!” reads the heading of one posting on image posting site Flickr. “Even if you're pro-life this kind of action stinks to high heaven! If things like this can be allowed then what's next?!,” the user added.

Others have taken to social media to protest against Hobby Lobby, with a “Boycott Hobby Lobby” page on Facebook.

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Hobby Lobby owner David Green is a devout Baptist who owns one of the world's largest collections of Biblical artifacts. The Barret Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents Green in his suit, argued that compliance with the offending portion of the health care law that the nature of their suit is “would force religiously-motivated business owners like plaintiffs to violate their faith under the threats of millions of dollars in fines.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elections; hobbylobby; obama; prolife; tyranny
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Time to take up a new hobby. I'll have to stop by Hobby Lobby this weekend.
1 posted on 09/20/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Yep. Time for the anti-boycott.


2 posted on 09/20/2012 11:51:54 AM PDT by verum ago (Be a bastard, and Karma'll be a bitch.)
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To: servo1969

Time for a Hooby Lobby support day, don’t you think?


3 posted on 09/20/2012 11:52:16 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: servo1969

Democrat shills and sychophants have no hobbies, unless you want to count trolling for EBT cards, WICs certificates, getting a Section 8 voucher, making the TANF list or actually rounding up enough dependents to qualify for an EITC ‘refund’....

I suspect there won’t be much business loss here.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: servo1969

Looks like everyone on my Christmas list will be getting a gift from Hobby Lobby. One stop shopping.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 11:53:24 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: servo1969
Must be something I need at Hobby Lobby. Maybe I can get a paint set to decorate Chick-Fil-A bag and use them for Halloween.
6 posted on 09/20/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: servo1969

Time to go buy some more HO scale choo-choos, rolling stock, track and turnouts.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: servo1969

I’ve not shopped there before but I think I’’ll go there and look around this evening.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 11:54:25 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: servo1969

“bitter backlash” - bwhahahahahha. There’s never been a single facebook boycot that amounted to anything. When one is mounted against a conservative business that businesses sales generally increase.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 11:55:11 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: servo1969

Chik-fil-A DID NOT cave or give consessions

They merely stated their EXISTING policy, and the homos claimed victory.

Hobby Lobby can benefit too

http://www.hobbylobby.com/StoreLocator/


10 posted on 09/20/2012 11:55:29 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: verum ago

Obama is the only true hobby LOL


11 posted on 09/20/2012 11:57:25 AM PDT by molson209
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To: servo1969

Hmmm... there’s one of these places not far from me. Will have to stop there today. I have rarely been there because it’s not really a “hobby” store in my sense of what a hobby store should be. It’s more like an arts and crafts store. A hobby store should have model trains and cars and aircraft and rockets and tools and stamps and coins and etc etc etc...

They have a few (very few) things on that list, such as a few cheap model rockets, but it’s not the hobby superstore I thought it was going to be.


12 posted on 09/20/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: servo1969

I began posting all over Facebook on this last weekend. I support Hobby Lobby...just as I support the Catholic Church or any other institution that feels it is not only rediculous but also violates their constitutional/unalienable rights to be forced to pay for contraceptives, birth control, or aboirtion procedures against their conscience.

I went to the Hobby Lobby in Boise after work on Tuesday and spent $50 precisely because of this and let them know why. We all need to do simiarly IMHO. I hope Huckabee or someone with national exposure organizes a “Buy Hobby Lobby Day,” and I will go again and spend another $50 in support.

Here’s the link I had at the time:

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/09/17/hobby-lobby-faces-liberal-boycott-after-suing-over-hhs-mandate/


13 posted on 09/20/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: circlecity

I’m curious as to what about the “action stinks to high heaven”...

Not capitulating to being forced to pay for abortion, abortifacients, and sterlization?


14 posted on 09/20/2012 11:59:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: servo1969

To even consider shopping at Hobby Lobby, a person must have worthwhile skills or enough self respect to aspire to develope worthwhile skills. A boycott by the pro-death crowd will cost Hobby Lobby exactly nothing.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 11:59:56 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: servo1969

I will support them, but I wish they had better customer service. The people are nice enough, but are never around when you need them....and the lines at the cash registers are very slow.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: servo1969
Hobby Lobby owner David Green is a devout Baptist who owns one of the world's largest collections of Biblical artifacts.

I've seen it.

Mind-blowing. Big enough it warrants its own museum. Took 3 hours just for a cursory glance through what he had displayed.

17 posted on 09/20/2012 12:02:40 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: servo1969

I LOVE Hobby Lobby - all the more reason to shop there even more, now!!


18 posted on 09/20/2012 12:04:37 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: Mr. Lucky

“To even consider shopping at Hobby Lobby, a person must have worthwhile skills or enough self respect to aspire to develope worthwhile skills. A boycott by the pro-death crowd will cost Hobby Lobby exactly nothing.”

I was going to offer a similar comment. My wife shops there all the time. She can sew and practices a variety of craft activities. Many of the people that shop there have kids with them. It is an extremely “family” oriented crowd, and the stores are closed on Sunday’s.

I haven’t seen Ms. Fluke or her ilk in there yet, nor are we likely to!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 12:06:49 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Gaffer
I suspect there won’t be much business loss here.

Me either.

20 posted on 09/20/2012 12:07:44 PM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: servo1969

I think I already pay the electric bill at our Hobby Lobby...


21 posted on 09/20/2012 12:07:52 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: servo1969

It is a great store and they are also closed on Sundays for religious reasons.

People!! We need a Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day!!


22 posted on 09/20/2012 12:08:10 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: servo1969

Great place for quilters/sewists to buy fabric and supplies.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:14:30 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: servo1969

the facebook page currently has 154 “likes”.... not exactly a windfall in terms of support. Not sure why this is even newsworthy... in fact since I found the page... it increased in likes to 154. Thanks news media for “creating” a story.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 12:26:52 PM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: servo1969
I work right across the street from a HL.

My current #1 hobby is building scale models (from scratch, mind you). Guess where I spend a lot of lunch hours. I'll get some extra balsa tomorrow. I'm sure that I will have a use for it.

25 posted on 09/20/2012 12:27:02 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: servo1969

There is one in the next town over. This is an excuse to check it out.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 12:29:21 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: servo1969

They’ll buckle like Chick-fil-A did. The sexual deviant lobby in this country is way to strong thanks to the public’s new found obsesssion with homosexuality.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 12:30:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: w1andsodidwe
Time for a Hooby Lobby support day, don’t you think?

Yup. Big time! I'm going to do my part.

28 posted on 09/20/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: servo1969
I'll have to stop by Hobby Lobby this weekend.

Well if you shop this weekend, make sure you shop on Saturday. They are closed every Sunday.

29 posted on 09/20/2012 12:34:04 PM PDT by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: servo1969

There’s a Hobby Lobby a mile from my house. They aren’t open on Sundays, so they aren’t about that profit all the time even on the Sabbath mold. I’ll drop by tonight and buy my art supplies for the rest of the year.


30 posted on 09/20/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT by februus
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To: servo1969

Do they sell Mike’s Train House locomotives there? I am sure I can find the dosh to blow a nice steamer from the premier lineup on the anti-boycott day.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 12:38:44 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: Aqua225; servo1969

blow *ON* a premiere steamer... that is.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 12:41:11 PM PDT by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: servo1969

I was wondering when Hobby Lobby would be in the crosshairs.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 12:41:28 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: servo1969

Just want to say thank you to the posters here supporting Hobby Lobby. Not too long ago I took a paycut, thank you nObama, and my wife took a job there to meet the bills. Its a good company. They treat their employees well. She worked in the framing department and she learned a lot. They are closed on Sundays like Chick-fil-A. They don’t provide a lot of what I would call “career” or full time jobs but they fill a role within the community. They helped keep us in our house!


34 posted on 09/20/2012 12:43:21 PM PDT by Syntyr (Happiness is two at low eight!)
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To: MarineBrat
it’s not the hobby superstore I thought it was going to be

Yeah, I think it's more girl-related (fabrics and craft-type stuff), but it was still neat to poke around in.

I need to pick up some Christmas lights. Looks like Hobby Lobby will be getting that business.

35 posted on 09/20/2012 12:44:54 PM PDT by wbill
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Did I miss something? Chick-fil-A buckled? What happened?


36 posted on 09/20/2012 12:47:45 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: servo1969
I just had a painting re-framed at Hobby Lobby....They did a good job.

Nice store, nice people....I will always support them.

37 posted on 09/20/2012 12:47:53 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: servo1969

There are 4 stores in MD, I found when I visited their website. However, none are near where I live now, on the Easter Shore.

I guess I will need to order from them online....


38 posted on 09/20/2012 12:47:53 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Mr. K

Thank you!!


39 posted on 09/20/2012 12:48:39 PM PDT by Brads Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: servo1969

I’ve wondered how the Christian Book store chains would react to Obamacare.


40 posted on 09/20/2012 12:51:44 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: servo1969
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Hobby Lobby website:
http://hobbylobby.com/

41 posted on 09/20/2012 12:54:25 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They’ll buckle like Chick-fil-A did. The sexual deviant lobby in this country is way to strong thanks to the public’s new found obsesssion with homosexuality. Umm... what? How did Chick-fil-A 'buckle'?
42 posted on 09/20/2012 12:57:54 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: Mrs. P

There was a post here last night from the CSM that had some gay guy celebrating that CFA had decided to pull all support from those who are against homosexual “marriages”. It was from the CSM so I’m not sure what actually happened.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 12:58:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: servo1969

Let me see if I can find the post. I’ve got to get back to work so I don’t have a lot of time. It was posted here last night.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 12:59:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: servo1969

Gift cards make a great gift!

http://shop.hobbylobby.com/gift-card/


45 posted on 09/20/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Mrs. P; servo1969
Here ya go.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 1:05:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Read the last post at your link.


47 posted on 09/20/2012 1:08:00 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

It appears that maybe Alderman Joe Moreno AND CSM are spreading untruthful information. Figures.


48 posted on 09/20/2012 1:14:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: servo1969

I’m happy to say that I love Hobby Lobby. I go as often as I can. It’s inspiring and beautiful and has wonderful ideas for kids. it smells good...especially in Autumn and Winter. I get everything framed there. Any kind of project that calls for material can be addressed there. It’s just a great place to be. If you have no ideas when you walk in, you have plenty when you leave. They are generous with their discounts and coupons. The fact that they disagree with any government policy doesn’t even come close to causing me to stop doing business with them. Communists miss out on so much joy in life.


49 posted on 09/20/2012 1:16:31 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms.)
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To: servo1969

Does Hobby Lobby have a Hobby Lobby lobbyist?


50 posted on 09/20/2012 1:17:50 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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