Is Hobby Lobby closing?
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larry mondello

United States

#22 Jan 29, 2012
Harley get a life. You're way over reacting. We all know its closed at 3am. Geez.
Harley

Clarksville, TN

#23 Jan 29, 2012
Me get a life? I got one, thanks anyways.
whatever

Cookeville, TN

#24 Jan 29, 2012
Harley wrote:
Duh Hobby Lobby is closed at 3am. Hobby Lobby is also closed on Sundays. My husband goes into work tomorrow, so they are not closed.
You really aren't that bright now are ya?
Harley

Clarksville, TN

#25 Jan 29, 2012
You really are a dumb as* huh?
Qazy

United States

#26 Jan 29, 2012
She's married to a guy making minimum wage at some crap craft store going out of business. Give her a break.
MobileT

Sharon, SC

#27 Jan 29, 2012
Qazy wrote:
She's married to a guy making minimum wage at some crap craft store going out of business. Give her a break.
I'm sure she will say he is a manger and to leave her alone!!! She just wants attention on topix!!!
Harley

Clarksville, TN

#28 Jan 29, 2012
Oh man you're funny.
Part time at full time starts out at 8.50 an hour.
Full time, which my husband is starts out at 12 an hour. Corrcet me if I'm wrong dumb sh*t but that's MORE THEN MINIMUM WAGE.
Don't talk about something you know nothing about and you wont get corrected.
whatever

Cookeville, TN

#29 Jan 30, 2012
Harley wrote:
You really are a dumb as* huh?
You really are too young to have titties hangin so low. Straight out of National Geographic.
M TAYLOR

Cabot, AR

#30 Dec 8, 2012
Toodles wrote:
I like to shop a Hobby Lobby. They do-do a good business. I also like to buy their stocks and make good money on them cause it is often on the increase.
How do you buy Hobby Lobby stock? They aren't a publically held company. There is no stock to buy.
M TAYLOR

Cabot, AR

#31 Dec 8, 2012
Toodles wrote:
I like to shop a Hobby Lobby. They do-do a good business. I also like to buy their stocks and make good money on them cause it is often on the increase.
How do you buy Hobby Lobby stock? It isn't even a publically held company, so there is no stock to buy. Mr. Green owns the whole company.
Not true

Boiling Springs, SC

#32 Dec 11, 2012
An article said the Obama mandates were going to be difficult for the business and a lawsuit was filed. I hope Hobby Lobby wins and glad someone is stickin up for business owners.
thier CEO

Livingston, TN

#33 Dec 11, 2012
A Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO


By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, 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. We believe that it is by God's grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our employees. We've not only added jobs in a weak economy, we've raised wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start at 80% above minimum wage.

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.


Our government threatens to fine job creators in a bad economy. Our government threatens to fine a company that's raised wages four years running. Our government threatens to fine a family for running its business according to its beliefs. It's not right. I know people will say we ought to follow the rules; that it's the same for everybody. But that's not true. The government has exempted thousands of companies from this mandate, for reasons of convenience or cost. But it won't exempt them for reasons of religious belief.

So, Hobby Lobby and my family are forced to make a choice. With great reluctance, we filed a lawsuit today, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, asking a federal court to stop this mandate before it hurts our business. We don't like to go running into court, but we no longer have a choice. We believe people are more important than the bottom line and that honoring God is more important than turning a profit.


My family has lived the American dream. We want to continue growing our company and providing great jobs for thousands of employees, but the government is going to make that much more difficult. The government is forcing us to choose between following our faith and following the law. I say that's a choice no American and no American business should have to make.


The government cannot force you to follow laws that go against your fundamental religious belief. They have exempted thousands of companies but will not except Christian organizations including the Catholic church.

Since you will not see this covered in any of the liberal media, pass this on to all your contacts.





Sincerely,


David Green, CEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
YoureWrong

Crossville, TN

#34 Dec 11, 2012
thier CEO wrote:
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
In that case, they shouldn't have a problem with it since the morning/"week" after pill doesn't cause abortion. It works by killing the sperm and preventing ovulation since sperm is viable for up to a week. Unless somebody has overdosed on the drug to the point that it actually disrupts the living of their uterus, which is unlikely since the drug isn't prescribed in a way which would allow for that, once the egg has already been fertilized then the morning/"week" after pill does exactly jack diddly.
thier CEO

Livingston, TN

#35 Dec 11, 2012
Sorry but a I agree with David Green why should he and the rest of us (meaning responsable people)pay for your birth control. You say the morning after pill kills the sperm and prevents ovulation by disrupting the uterus. Wouldn't you paying for it do te same thing?
How about MAKING some be made to use birth control how about that. Let say anyone on goverment assistance of anytype be forced to comply. You want us to pay for your birth cntrol give up your food stamps, free breakfest/lunch for your kids, goverment housing, goverment medical, childcare credits on your income taxes, how about that..
say what

Crossville, TN

#36 Dec 11, 2012
thier CEO wrote:
Sorry but a I agree with David Green why should he and the rest of us (meaning responsable people)pay for your birth control. You say the morning after pill kills the sperm and prevents ovulation by disrupting the uterus. Wouldn't you paying for it do te same thing?
How about MAKING some be made to use birth control how about that. Let say anyone on goverment assistance of anytype be forced to comply. You want us to pay for your birth cntrol give up your food stamps, free breakfest/lunch for your kids, goverment housing, goverment medical, childcare credits on your income taxes, how about that..
Dude, it's health insurance not social security. The employee pays for half of the premium anyways so they should be allowed to get whatever medical crap they want with it. Hobby Lobby is an equal opportunity employer, not a church or a legal entity. Get over your damn self and quit refusing to provide people with comprehensive health coverage because some middle eastern guy (not even God or Jesus) said that abortion was bad 2000 years ago. If you want to regress to the iron ages, go right ahead. But let the rest of America join the 21st century.
say what

Crossville, TN

#37 Dec 11, 2012
And to add to the ludicrousness, birth control pills and abortion are two entirely different issues. Leave it to the blabbering bible thumping idiots with zero background in science or medicine to insist that they're one and the same.
libsruin

Cookeville, TN

#38 Dec 11, 2012
The liberals said it is not fair for everyone that they are not open on Sundays so they have placed overly burdensome policies upon them causing them to not be able to operate. They also claimed everything white in the store was racist and made them remove it. Libs also said some items on high shelves was discriminatory for the short illegal aliens. The biggest factor was that they have all kinds of Christ trees and that offended some hotel and convenience store owners and general atheist.

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