“Hobby Lobby is a privately held retail chain of arts and crafts stores based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, and is formally called Hobby Lobby Creative Centers.”
“The company was founded by David Green on August 3, 1972, and as of August 2012 the chain has 561 stores nationwide. Hobby Lobby headquarters are located in a 3,400,000-square-foot manufacturing, distribution and office complex.” Source: Wikipedia
Hobby Lobby filed a law case against HHS (Health and Human) Services in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma regarding a controversial mandate in the Affordable Health Care Act stating that because of their religious beliefs they could not adhere to the clause that supported any form of abortion causing drugs or devices.
The date set for the oral arguments before the Supreme Court is March 25, 2014. The nation will be watching this case closely as many Christian companies, as well as Hobby Lobby, feel that it is against their core Christian principles.
They are basing their case on the First Amendment of the United States Constitution and Religious Freedom Restoration Act
The Supreme Court rejected their petition for an injunction and then the company filed suit against the Federal Government on July 19, 2013.
On January 14, 2014, Michael Gryboski wrote an article for My Christian Daily and you can find his article giving more details at link above. In his report he quoted the statements made by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green who told The Christian Post in an earlier interview that "our Founders gave us the religious freedoms that we have today and as a business we have the right to live according to those freedoms."
"The government is saying we have to provide prescriptions that are abortive and that violate our conscience, because we believe that life begins at conception and it's something that we have no desire to fully fund, which is what the mandate requires," said Green.
While Hobby Lobby is not open on Sundays because of their faith, they offer large discounts and coupons for their customers on a regular basis.
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