Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
Remember the Chick-fil-A uprising? Oh, sure you do! It was when Christians poured out of every orifice of America to support them for taking a stand against homosexuality. Well believe it or not, a Hobby Lobby uprising is on the horizon. January 5th has been declared by Joe Grabowski of StandWithHobbyLobby.com to be the official appreciation day for Hobby Lobby. They are spreading the word that on this glorious day, Christians across the nation will turn out in groves at their local Hobby Lobby stores to buy up goods as a show that they advocate the company’s decision to defy the abortion pill mandate set in place by Obamacare. Grabowski states:
“On Saturday, January 5th, all Americans who value freedom of religion and oppose the HHS mandate’s unfair impositions upon religious individuals and corporate entities are called upon to show their support for Hobby Lobby by shopping either at their local retail Hobby Lobby store or online… [T]he justices of the Supreme Court will be watching on January 5th, be assured, and they’ll know the minds and hearts of the American people as to this matter — but only if we get the word out and stand up in large enough numbers to make an impact!”
Reports say that the company is facing a fine of $1.3 million for every day that they resist the Obamacare mandate. It is going to take a ton of people to cover those expenses. Sources say that over 4,000 people have already dedicated themselves to the event to date, but they are going to need way more people than that. Time will tell us soon enough what the results will be. In the meantime, will you be shopping at your local Hobby Lobby on the 5th of January?
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