Hobby Lobby Says It Will Defy Obama’s HHS Mandate

In November a federal judge ruled Christian-owned Hobby Lobby must pay for abortifacient drugs and birth control for their employees.

This week Hobby Lobby announced it will defy the Obama HHS mandate and risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.
Life News reported:

Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it will defy the mandate.

As LifeNews reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to act favorably on an emergency appeal Hobby Lobby stores filed to stop enforcement of the HHS mandate against it.

After a federal court denied a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against the Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby, it took its HHS mandate lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor denied its request to block the mandate and the millions of dollars in fines it will be subjected to starting January 1 for not complying…

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81 comments on “Hobby Lobby Says It Will Defy Obama’s HHS Mandate
  1. fliteking says:

    Legions of simple-minded liberals will be outraged at this news . . . while much bigger issues elude the poor saps on a regular basis.


  2. Floridastorm says:

    I think that every business should defy any mandate that this administration implements. If the millions of businesses, in this country, just said “no way”, what’s Obama going to do? Imagine a government demanding that a business must provide health care for it’s employees? What right does any government have telling a business how to run their business. Only in a Marxist/Socialist state or in a dictatorship.

    • It will be interesting to see how Hobby Lobby reacts to this. I imagine they have a battle plan to contract out and franscise all their stores so that the total number of employees in each store come under the number of employees required to comply with the federal mandates.

      Like any battle plan, they must keep their options secret.

      Personally, I know that Abbott Labs recently outsourced their medical device manufacture to Singapore to skip out on the medical device tax, Obamacare regulations and to get out from under FDA compliance issues which were hampering their world-wide sales.

      Like they say, “For every action, there is a reaction”.

    • 57girl says:

      You got that right. If all of our businesses would stand up and just say ‘No’, Obama care would fizzle like a balloon with at pinhole. There is no way this unconstitutional Bill can survive the entire Nation standing together.

  3. Dingbat36 says:

    Well, excuse me………since when do Supreme Court Justices act arbitrarily and on their own? THIS is not settled!!

    • fliteking says:

      Excellent point.

    • Corrine says:


      • savetheusa2 says:

        I’m thinking that I would like to contact the attorneys handling these cases against HHS and see if we could get more companies to join with a large case (can’t remember the word) because many companies don’t have the money to bring a case against the HHS.I would be willing to call companies if that could be possible to persuade them. What do you all think?

    • sissy.right says:

      She was appointed by this mess to do just what she did. Anything to keep this unlawful bill from being thrown out. Our freedom is at stake with this bill and the libs don’t seem to care. My constitution guarantees me freedom of religion. Sotomayor doesn’t care about the constitution, only who appointed her and gave her instructions. She took an oath and has already crapped on it. It meant nothing. Say anything to get confirmed.

      • RedMeatState says:

        the proto-marxists of the french revolution did exact similar things to destroy the Catholic Church; they were forcing them to violate scripture and supplant the church with the state!!
        Then they started slaughtering people! (Vendee Massacre!)

        So does the so called “separation of church and state” only apply as a prohibition against the people? I know, it doesn’t exist at all, but since government has been forcing it down our throats it’s time to turn it back around.

      • Now, you know she reached her decision as a “thoughtful Latina!”

      • DAVID PEACOCK says:

        do not forget kagan was the SOLICITER GENERAL AND WORKED UP THE DEFENSE OF THE BILL before being appointed as well;; STACKED LIBERAL COURT ;;JUST LIKE fdr.

  4. Ron G says:

    God Bless Hobby Lobby.

    • fliteking says:


      • MikefromDenver says:

        I am a grandpa in my sixties and have never stepped foot in a Hobby Lobby. I am going out today and doing so and will find someting to buy, just to support this retailer. We AMERICANS must stand up to the Socialist/Marxist/Communist regime under OBAMA, otherwise generations to come will pay the price.

        • fliteking says:

          Yes, agreed. I have started checking their website for anything I might need.

        • Need? Just GO and check out the nearest store! My only problem with Hobby Lobby is that I don’t have enough money to spend in there! I can find dozens of things I “need” almost immediately, and that includes yarn, yard goods, thread, art supplies, bird houses even, and I come away sadly because I ran out of cash!

        • 57girl says:

          Hobby Lobby is a wonderful place to shop. Enjoy your purchases and good for you! We need to stand behind the businesses that stand up for our rights and behind their principals. I hope others with follow your lead.

        • I think you will enjoy your experience! They have something for everyone!

        • Marlin208 says:

          Just like we did with Chick-Fil A. If Christains would rise up in this country we could take it back.

    • God bless David Green, the Christian businessman who owns Hobby Lobby along with the Christian book chain Mardel.

    • Ariviste says:

      We must do whatever we can to support Hobby Lobby. Buy from them. Start a hobby if you don’t have one. Buy gifts there, frame pictures, whatever you can to give them your support.

  5. Phillip Gray says:

    Ultimately, this could all lead to government seizure of all businesses that refuse the mandate & as well as removal off all GOP governors who don’t implement obamacare in their state. We are truly on our way to a communist dictatorshio with obama as emperor

    • sissy.right says:

      God help us all! Our guaranteed rights under our constitution mean nothing.

    • Jo Mauro says:

      There will be a revolution in America before communist rule. They are biting off more then they can chew before the hammer drops.

      • disqus_gK4pz83b8X says:

        For these tyrannts to try destroy the Bill of Rights and do what is best for us is like trying to Wash a Lions Butt with a wire brush. Their not in the cage yet, but let them try and see what happens.

    • Corrine says:


      • shunts says:

        I research every place I buy things from.. if it supports this establishment.. I WILL NOT SHOP THERE.. or buy it.. or pay Fed tax to it.. they can’t put us all in jail.. in fact maybe we all should cancel our healthcare.. and just go into the emergency room… BREAK THIS SYSTEM..

        • J.B. says:

          It would be extremely helpful for everyone if there was a “safe brand” buy list posted somewhere.

          It would seem that not everyone has the time or knowhow to research things on their own (way too many people ask me to find info for them when they have the same tools at their disposal as I do), but I honestly I believe that the purchasing habits of many (at least those who care) people would quickly change drastically if everyone had easy access to such a list.

        • savetheusa2 says:

          Problem with this as my contractor brother-in-law has said (about boycotting) is that there are not many places to get building products locally that are not too expensive. I know people who have jobs at some of these places – that is there lifeblood. For instance, Mastercard and VISA pretty much own all the credit cards. We need to contact companies, find out their views and persuade them to join going against HHS. But to convince them, it will be important to give them a way to do this. That is why we need to get these companies together and get a large class act against HHS. I want to contact one of the attorneys fighing against this mandate. We need to take real action. I’d give you my e-mail address, but it is my name. I’d get a lot of spam and hate mail and I get enough mail already.

        • Ariviste says:

          Some of the biggest contributors to the Democratic Party are Starbucks, Progressive Insurance, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Comcast, AT&T, Chevron, Microsoft, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, General Electric, Weaver Popcorn, Exxon Mobile, Marriott International, Raytheon, Verizon Communications, Google, and Wells Fargo.

        • RubyBlu says:

          If you love pizza, and there’s one in your vacinity, buy from Domino’s Pizza!

    • Seizures can be a two-way street you know.

  6. Jo Mauro says:

    Fight fire with fire. That is the only way to deal with a tyrannical government, including the supreme court. We must do what is good for the country, not these Washington hacks.

  7. sissy.right says:

    God Bless Hobby Lobby. I’ll support them as much as I can. Sotomayor has already proven herself to be a political animal and doesn’t care what the constitution says. She doesn’t belong on the court, neither does Kagan. Both will do exactly what their appointer wants. We can all go to hell!

    • You have that backwards. Sotomayer and Kagan are Obama’s master, not the other way around. He was told to appoint these Jews, and had no choice in the matter. Not that I am defending Obama, but just recognizing him for the puppet he is.

      • Kagan might be a “Jew,” but Sotomeyor is NOT! She is a Latina–in other words, a Catholic! Bad one to be sure, but a Catholic–wonder when was the last time she went to confession?

        • In 1492 AD, perhaps 50% of the world’s Jews spoke Spanish. They had been living in Spain for the previous 800-year-rule of the Muslim Moors. And had quite a good life at that.

          When Christians retook Spain, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella decided to expelled all the Jews from Spain and many of these Jews left for the Spanish colonies as crypto Jews. (Others to Morrocco, the Spanish Netherlands, and England.)

          You would be amazed at how many Jews are in the Latina territories to our south. Latina does not necessarily equate to Catholic. Not that a Jew would proudly announce his Jewishness in these Catholic lands. Most keep it a secret snd pretend to be Catholic to fit in.

          Sotomayor is one of them. She has Jewish roots.

        • savetheusa2 says:

          But why would Soros, I presume, who hates Jews, want Jews on the Supreme Court? Who do you think are his puppeteers?

        • Let me reverse the question back to you.

          If it is true that Soros worked with the Hitler regime, paticipated in perpetuating the Holocaust of the Jews, resulting the the death of Jews, why was he never in prison?

          Why did the United States not turn him over to Israeli justice as they did with “Ivan the Terrible”?

          Why did the Mossad not infiltrate the US, drug him, put him on a plane back to Israel to stand justice, as they have done all over South America?
          I would certainly like to know the answer myself.

          My take is that Soros is not a hater of Jews, but in fact, Jews are a lover of Soros.

        • RubyBlu says:

          Interesting theory

      • disqus_gK4pz83b8X says:

        They will all hang together after we take our country back.

    • RubyBlu says:

      And don’t forget, Chief Justice Roberts – the one swing vote that put that last nail in the coffin!! Biggest RAT on the bench!

  8. DAVID PEACOCK says:

    what ? how did SHE get to rule on anything unilaterally.??America we are in big trouble;;have been harping about this for years; it is coming time to rebel.

    • 57girl says:

      I think the zit is getting ready to pop. Why else would our Government be buying up ammunition left and right and trying to disarm us? They know the people are only going to take so much before the sheit hits the fan. And I think you are right, it will be soon. I keep waiting for that final straw to be added. You’d think by now, the camels back would have broken, wouldn’t you? I suspect people were waiting to see how the elections came out. Now, we know.

  9. 57girl says:

    If the Government can’t rob us one way, they’ll try another. How can one Man continue to sit in the White House when the Nation pretty much hates him and the damage he’s done to our Nation? Obama has done nothing, but break his oath to honor and preserve our Constitution over and over again since 2008. The fact that he is not even a citizen, yet holds the title (and power) of POTUS, in itself, is criminal, yet the man continues to destroy our Nation and all that she stands for. Kudos for Hobby Lobby for standing up for their rights. We should all, whether small business owners, or on a personal level, be telling the Government to shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. I wish we’d start by dethroning the King.

  10. DAVID PEACOCK says:

    shopped at Hobby Lobby yesterday;,will go again today. fu66ck obama. he IS NOT AMERICA’S POTUS.

  11. dmy says:

    WAY TO GO HOBBY LOBBY. I’m with you all the way.

  12. Barb Patton says:

    Thank you Hobby Lobby for leading the way. In a strange way China will feel the impact of this law of the ayatollah barack hussein obama because 99% of Hobby Lobby’s stock is from China. So be it. I applaud Hobby Lobby for closing their doors. I shall miss them but respect them more for standing on the Word of God. Let women start making things for themselves instead of buying stuff that is made with child labor in labor camps in china. Good luck Hobby Lobby…. Perhaps small little shops called Hobby Lobby Junior and at least 4 in each city with just enough turn over so that the government cannot touch you. I think that there is more ways than one to skin a cat. GOD HELP AMERICA.

    • Barb, Hobby Lobby didn’t close its doors! It merely said it would NOT adhere to Obama’s orders to go against its religious views on Obamacare!
      And, I do make all my own stuff—cloth made in the U.S. can be found if you look for it!

  13. colleenf says:

    Good! I will do my part and shop there!

  14. RedMeatState says:

    So is anybody else wondering how many jobs will be “saved or created” by Obama’s Draconian Law??

  15. obhfwb says:

    Those who voted in obama care should all be placed in a mental institution with their master barack hussein obama and his ugly wife moochelle too.