Hobby Lobby May Close All Stores

Big Al
August 8, 2022

Hobby Lobby Founder-May Close ALL Stores

The wisdom that comes from above is, first, pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruit…, without uncertainty or insincerity. James 3:17

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 healthcare 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 in the liberal media, please pass this on to all your contacts.


David GreenCEO and Founder of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:59 AM

    I place the odds of them closing their doors at …nill, not gonna happen.

    When push, comes to shove of course. Just sell the operation to another company. Michael’s might buy it.

    Then, take that money and seed it into kingdom. Furthering The Gospel.

    Problem solved.

      Aug 08, 2022 08:24 PM

      That would certainly put a big dent into the problem.

        Aug 08, 2022 08:27 PM

        Ya, Hobby Lobby has a sensationally good business model and would have no problem selling the business. Some very wealthy entrepreneurs or arbitrageurs would be highly interested in that business. Make a good IPO.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:15 AM

    Very heavy…I really hope hobby lobby can negotiate through this gauntlet of man made anti-human arbitrary policy…I happen to really enjoy that store…..Because I enjoy plastic and metal model making…glta

    Aug 08, 2022 08:56 AM

    Good for Hobby Lobby…..putting principles first.

    Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
    Attn: Customer Service
    7707 SW 44th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73179

    Phone: (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm Central Time)
    Toll Free: 1-855-329-7060

    For assistance with,
    we can be reached at:

    Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
    7600 A SW 44th St.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73179

    Phone: (Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm Central Time)
    Toll Free: 1-800-888-0321
    Alaska, Hawaii, and outside the US: 1-405-745-1275

    Chief information officer: Jeanne Cotter

    Aug 08, 2022 08:04 PM

    Gooberment is completely out of control in this country.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:15 PM

    Tho thumbs up … For Mr Green & his family. We need millions of Mr Greens to stand up for what they believe in . We sadly live in a world today , where Morals & Principles & Honesty are becoming a dead fad…. Cfs posted their details…. call & message this Co. to offer your support, show them people care about the good things in life.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:57 PM

    Get back to work, tax serfs…somebody’s got to pay…

    Raining Taxpayer Money: Ukraine Gets $1BN More In Arms, Plus $4.5BN For “Budget Needs”

    How it started: “Tax the Rich”

    How it’s going: Another billion dollars to Ukraine, and now 87,000 new IRS agents to go after the middle class and the poors
    — Stalingrad & Poorski (@Stalingrad_Poor) August 8, 2022

      Aug 08, 2022 08:00 PM

      And Uncle Joe has something to tell you…

      Aug 08, 2022 08:01 PM

      Volodymyr Zelensky is killing of the Ukraine population step by step know Man + 65 send to be killed woman end it’s the Soros plane ! And Sint Jimmy still whaiting fore the BIG offensive ?

        Aug 08, 2022 08:56 PM

        Well Said …. Franky.

        Aug 08, 2022 08:01 PM

        Franky, I predict late August or September, wait and tell me nothing is happening after the 1st snowfall. I only compared the Aug 4th “Operation Storm” in Croatia in 1995 to a possible offensive, not the date specifically.
        The Ukrainians are knocking out main supply bases and bridges on the Dneper to diminish supplies for Russian troops on the western side of the river – there are only two crossings to resupply – that is preparation of the battlefield for offensive operations – Russia is repositioning troops into northern Crimea positions to prepare for a Ukrainian offensive – they know something is coming.
        Let’s see what’s going to happen with $1B more US weapons from uncle Joe, and a lot from regional allies.

          Aug 08, 2022 08:26 PM

          Ok ! Jimmy info tell me devrened lets see ! All diss will take Much time it’s the Green Agenda ! China and Taiwan is warming up . Sanctions from China are coming to inplemet the green Agenda !

            Aug 09, 2022 09:58 AM

            Agree, China and global green agenda plan is going gangbusters. Let’s see if the authoritarians can buffalo their base enough to win a “global climate emergency” and try to take everything. Down side for all, I think this brings civil war. Down side for them? Painful cleansing of the arrogant and corrupt a la 18th century France.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:35 PM

    When i was a kid , i used to love puddles…………………… turn the sound on…

      Aug 08, 2022 08:03 PM

      So funny, so sad

    Aug 08, 2022 08:07 PM

    the demons used the FBI to raid a past presidents home..what chance do we have

      Aug 08, 2022 08:16 PM

      Dang…just saw that and you beat me to it. The Dems are sinking their 🦷🦷 into the Trumpster.

      They are playing hard ball…you know the elections are going to be very dirty…will make 2020 look like a fairy tale.

      The Dems are going to use the full force of the gooberment to steam roll anyone who could beat them in a fair election…just cheating will not be enough for them.

      Aug 08, 2022 08:39 PM

      plus 3………… What a JOKE……….

    Aug 08, 2022 08:49 PM

    END OF AN EMPIRE……………… Banana Republic…….. for sure……… RAIDing an XPRES house….
    CIA has stole TRILLIONS, and Chaney stole $150 endorsing his daughter….
    WY O Man, better wake up and ditch that scum ball……..
    DOJ, where is the justice….. BARR none……. lol……

    Aug 08, 2022 08:04 PM

    according to this discussion…cold war was an even match, more or less…this war the opponents are 160% bigger of amerika…not to great…they have better weapons…serious

      Aug 08, 2022 08:10 PM

      Since the FBI, will have 87,000 new agents, and have 5 million rounds of newly acquired ammo,… maybe we should put them on the front lines…. to defend the HOMELAND……

    Aug 08, 2022 08:06 PM

    Can’t wait for Mike Pence, (the sellout Christian he always was), to step up to the constitution & defend D. Trump rights.
    AND be the bigger man (he always knew he was.) Quiet as a church mouse????

    James Comey, Clapper, Dick Chaney & Hiccuping Hilary plus Pelosi in bed with China & Russia & Soros & Gates & Kerry & Al Gore to sell America OUT

    Aug 08, 2022 08:09 PM

    Of course Mitch McConnell talks a big game, as meanwhile he pisses all over the Republican Party

      Aug 08, 2022 08:29 PM

      Right about now, is when they would’ve sprung Epstein from jail

    Aug 08, 2022 08:02 PM

    The CCP has increased warships around Taiwan from 8 to 13 plus submarines.

      Aug 08, 2022 08:36 PM

      According to some other highly intelligent people I know of, the CCP is not going to announce it and they said it’s all saber rattling for now.

      Like you said, they have their own timeline.

      Anything can happen, however it’s probably too premature.

      I hope the latter holds.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:11 PM

    This virus is similar to the Nipah virus and has a muich higher kill rate than covid-19

    (Sources differ on kill rate, but it seems to be between 10% and 20%
    The nipah (from bats) kill rate is 40% -60%)

    Aug 08, 2022 08:26 PM

    The ntire leadership of the FBI should be fired.

    MUST BE FIRED…..It’s behavior is simply unacceptable banana republic behavior.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:35 PM


    Aug 08, 2022 08:47 PM

    The attack on Trump is what our forefathers warned about.
    We are a Democratic Republic, if we can keep it.

    Such different mode of treating Hillary’s keeping and destroying top secret documents compared with Trump displays UNACCEPTABLE POLITICAL BIAS.

    If we citizens allow this behavior to stand unpunished our democracy is lost.

    Aug 08, 2022 08:59 PM

    I’m no Donald Trump fan for many reasons. He instigated the January 6th 2021 raid on the capitol. The videos were taken down but I saw the videos he was cheering it on. Oh ya, he was. Donald Trump Jr was there and many in his family. I don’t wish him any bad however now he knows what it’s like to be raided.

    I do hope he never becomes president again. Ron DeSantis would be a much better president. Hands down, no comparison. Ron DeSantis is a real guy with solid Christian and family values. Highly self disciplined and a considerable great deal of integrity.

    Aug 09, 2022 09:44 AM

    What we know, and what we don’t know, about the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump

    Aug 09, 2022 09:46 AM
    Aug 09, 2022 09:31 AM

    Donald Trump never cleaned out the swamp at all. He kept close relations with treasonous type politicians and they also held office. All the pieces were just moved around, with all the same type of government. Treasonous politicians. Just look at Mike Pence LOL there’s a lot of evidence of foul play before he became vice president. His wife also assisted in covering everything up. So, there’s that. We have a vice president that’s a real sketchy guy.
    Then Donald Trump appointed Powell. We had lots of price inflation when Powell took control as chairman of the Federal Reserve.

    We have two of the most important offices in government, who should have never been in office and or at the helm of that position.

    Regretfully, it’s just all one of the same, a big swamp and in some cases even worse.

    This is the legacy of Donald Trump. LOL including assisting almost in the raid on The Capitol on January 6th.

      Aug 09, 2022 09:00 AM

      Not cleaning out the Swamp was clearly a serious mistake.

        Aug 09, 2022 09:06 AM

        Yep, just more of the same Donald Trump broken promises. LOL promises that were broken to investors that were promised great returns in the casinos too. They got wiped out.

        This is the Donald Trump I know regretfully. However, people are taken in by the lip service.

    Aug 09, 2022 09:44 AM

    It’s just a list of names, posted by yarridanjo over on Zerohedge …. but a very interesting list !!!!!

    3 hours ago

    Joe’s **** are trying to start a civil war:****-in-creepy-joe-bidens-cabinet/
    List of 28 **** in Creepy Joe Biden’s Cabinet

    1) Doug Emhoff, Jewish Husband of Kamala Devil Harris
    2) Janet Yellin, Jewish Secretary Treasury
    3) Anthony Blinken, Jewish Secretary of State
    4) Robert Klain, Jewish Chief of Staff
    5) David Cohen, Jewish Deputy Director CIA
    6) Merrick Garland, Jewish Attorney General
    7) Alejandro Mayorkas, Jewish Secretary Homeland Security
    8) Avril Haines, Jewish Director National Intelligence
    9) Wendy Sherman, Jewish Deputy Secretary of State
    10) Victoria Nuland, Jewish Secretary State Political Affairs
    11) Eric Lander, Jewish Office of Science Technology
    12) Jeffry Zeints, Jewish Covid Czar
    13) Rachel Levine, Jewish Assistant Health Secretary
    14) and 15) Cass Sunstein, Jewish Senior Counselor at the Departmentof Homeland Security, and his wife, Samantha Power, Head of USAID
    16) Dana Stroul, Jewish Pentagon Senior Policy Official on the Middle East
    17) Rochelle P. Walensky, Jewish CDC Director
    18) Anne Neuberger, Jewish Director of Cybersecurity at NSA
    19) Chanan Weissman, Jewish Director of Technology at National Security Council
    20) Avril Haines, Jewish Director of National Intelligence
    21) Polly Trottenberg, Jewish Deputy Secretary of Transportation
    22) Jessica Rosenworce,l Jewish Acting Chairwoman FCC
    23) Jennifer Klein, Jewish Co-Chair of the Gender Policy Council
    24) Jared Bernstein, Jewish Member of Council of Economic Advisers
    25) Jeff Zients, Jewish COVID Czar
    26) David Kessler, Jewish Chief Science Officer of COVID Response
    27) Stephanie Pollack, Jewish Deputy Administrator Federal Highway Administration
    28) Gary Gensler, Jewish Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission

      Aug 09, 2022 09:53 AM

      clever…in the end blame it on a jew…good planning

      Aug 09, 2022 09:27 AM

      Was anyone surprised when Netenyahoo got a standing ovation?

      These or this has been published a few times around the net.

      Remember the Israeli loyalty oath fiasco?

    Aug 09, 2022 09:18 AM

    The FBI is most likely overstepping their boundaries. The agency is corrupt.

    USA is a criminal Republic.

    Ponzi schemes and treasonous politicians.

    Thank you Donald Trump… kept on running with the same criminals.

    Aug 09, 2022 09:35 AM

    FBI raids Mar-A-Lago over clissified documents.
    Is it even possible for him technically to remove “classified” documents?

    Aug 09, 2022 09:50 AM

    If some think the Fbi…… is anything other than corrupt,…… they must be a really slow learner….

      Aug 09, 2022 09:13 AM

      Reasonable inquiry…Why do government IRS accounting checkers require firearms….?

        Aug 09, 2022 09:32 AM

        I think there was another article recently,…………… which said……… THE IRS ordered 5 million rounds of ammo……… like the above article questions……… WHY? ..
        The last time the IRS, unleashed it’s vengeance was against the TEAPARTY,….
        Goes to show the Commie Govt is afraid of it’s citizens……..IMHO

        Some people have some real BS………….

        Aug 09, 2022 09:48 AM

        The IRS is paer of the Establishment THAT STOLE THE 2020 ELECTION. They know it.
        They are anticipating the Public will get mad when they finally realize the election was stolen.

    Aug 09, 2022 09:30 AM

    Here’s what’s funny what Donald Trump did for me. Exposing hypocrites and liars.

    It’s been a very long time however it feels good when you get solid confirmation even though you knew the truth all along regarding people.

    I had the satisfaction of pinning a few people down in real time for their lies.

    How can you critically accuse someone for being materialistic off and on over the years and at the same time love Donald Trump ?

    Aug 09, 2022 09:05 AM

    There needs to be a publication of both the search warrant and supporting evidence.

      Aug 09, 2022 09:17 AM

      The way things are going, Americans are now illegal immigrants and terrorists. The true American patriot’s are getting much too old to even care. Millennials don’t care.