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Diogenes’MiddleFinger

By David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God’s Word.

From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family. We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers and their families can enjoy a day of rest…….”

“But now, our government threatens to change all of that. A new government health care mandate says that our family business MUST provide what I believe are abortion-causing drugs as part of our health insurance. Being Christians, we don’t pay for drugs that might cause abortions, which means that we don’t cover emergency contraception, the morning-after pill or the week-after pill. We believe doing so might end a life after the moment of conception, something that is contrary to our most important beliefs. It goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one. If we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million PER DAY in government fines.

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  1. scribble

    December 30th, 2012

    James Madison said, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”

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  2. conservative cowgirl

    December 30th, 2012

    Leftist bastards are determined to bring the Christians to their knees by forcing them to either have blood on their hands or for their businesses to die off. I hate the left more than you’ll ever know.

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  3. Rageagainst the ObamaRegime

    December 30th, 2012

    Great. Now Guberment can ban wicker and floral foam.

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  4. MaryfromMarin

    December 30th, 2012

    @Rageagainst…–

    “Now Guberment can ban wicker and floral foam.”

    They won’t ban it. They’ll just commandeer all of it for BHO’s 2nd Inauguration decor.

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  5. 99th Squad Leader

    December 30th, 2012

    “These are the times that try men’s souls.” -Thomas Paine.
    Hobby Lobby a Christian-based business is facing the fiery furnace. My prayer is if they stand and continue to stand, they will be victorious. If God be for us, who can be against us?-Romans 8:31(KJV).

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  6. Bad Brad

    December 30th, 2012

    MaryfromMarin, exactly, and that why they are after our weapons. But when it all boils down it’ll be the GHS and Homeland security against us. We win.

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  7. thirdtwin

    December 30th, 2012

    Hobby Lobby rocks. If you have kids who make dioramas, build models or launch rockets, that is the first stop. Crafts, knick knacks, camouflage fabric…all kinds of stuff. And the 40% coupon for a single non-sale item they have on their website every week is awesome. Did I mention the model trains?

    But be aware that like Chik Fil A, they are closed on Sunday.

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  8. Jorel Lives!

    December 31st, 2012

    As a Christian myself, half-baked as I am, it’s upsetting to witness the acceleration and growing negative sentiment towards My People, the Jews, and baby boomers, especially in the Land of the Free. I think this new wicked and vial generation would love to see us die off and even help if they could, which they will sooner or later. There’s a little comfort, however, from my Lord in a bit of scripture:

    “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.”

    Jesus Christ
    John 15:18

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  9. scribble

    December 31st, 2012

    I made it a point to stop by a HL a few weeks ago to tell the manager that I support their stand. She was very grateful to hear that. She said they’ve had threats of picketers and boycotts. Funny how it never bothered the progs before obama came along that HL didn’t supply abortion and contraceptives to their employees.

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  10. hiway280z

    December 31st, 2012

    now they will send the union members in to hasten the ruine of a business that employs a lot of people. Hey when all 13,000 of you get your pink slip blame the obamie…I would fold up and retire. I am sure they have made enough money to retire and live well.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 31st, 2012

    I’m at HL a few times a month.

    There’s a “Support hobby lobby” thing going on
    January 5th, 2013. Be it online or in person, I’ll be shopping.

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  12. StrangernFiction

    December 31st, 2012

    If the ‘rats are your friends across the aisle, you are my enemy.

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  13. Jeff

    December 31st, 2012

    As the current situation continues to reach critical mass for an all out civil war, it will become the ultimate religous question: Will you worship the State or worship God?
    To all those who call themselves Christian: Wake up! War is already here. The present form of the world spirit demands that you worship it as your savior. And if you will not, they will seek to kill you as an enemy of the State. Jesus is the Messiah, and to him alone will I bow down to.

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