Update 7-1-2014: Hobby Lobby Wins Contraceptive Ruling in Supreme Court
Update 3-25-2014: Hobby Lobby Update: Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of White House Position
Update 3-23-2014: Why Hobby Lobby Is This Year’s Supreme Court Case To Watch
Update 1-28-2014: Democratic Senators to File Amicus Brief in Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case – Click for details
Update 1-22-2014: Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Hobby Lobby’s Challenge to Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate – Click for details
Update: Hobby Lobby has informed us they will not be closing any stores. In fact, they plan on adding an additional 36-60 stores this year. They also advised us the Becket Fund is handling their legal issues with the government at this time. You may contact the Becket Fund with any questions or donations you may wish to contribute to this cause.
Make note this issue is not settled. Hobby Lobby has only won a “temporary” exemption from the new health care requirement. This fight is not over for Hobby Lobby or the other businesses being affected by overreaching government. The government cannot make laws restricting you from your right to exercise your religion.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” – First Amendment
(CEO David Green’s interview with USA Today) – 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.