I am all over religious freedom, and frankly I am really ticked off over Hobby Lobby, a Christian company, being forced to go against their beliefs with the ObamaCare mandates.
Here is the story:
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.
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The story until now:
• September 12, 2012: Hobby Lobby files suit against Kathleen Sabelius and the US Department of Health and Human Services in US District Court for Western District of Oklahoma. They are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
• November 19, 2012: District Judge Joe Heaton rules that privately owned companies such as Hobby Lobby are not exempt from the HHS Mandate on religious grounds because these enterprises do not possess the same religious rights as individuals and religious organizations do.
• December 20, 2012: The US Court of Appeals in Denver rules against Hobby Lobby on the same grounds as the lower court; the Green family vows to appeal to the US Supreme Court.
• December 26, 2012: Justice Sonia Sotomayor rejects an emergency request for injunction that would allow Hobby Lobby temporary exemption from the HHS Mandate pending the hearing of their full case before the high court.
• December 27, 2012: Hobby Lobby’s attorneys announce that the chain plans to defy the Mandate which will take effect January 1st, potentially costing the chain (which employs 13,000) hundreds of millions of dollars in fines by the time their case is finally decided.
SO, stand with me in support of Hobby Lobby:
To show support today for Hobby Lobby, go buy something. Better yet, I am going to make blankets for FREE (YOU buy the yarn, my labor in making it and returning it is free) for anyone who goes and buys the yarn (either in person or on line at the Hobby Lobby website). You must purchase 3 coordinating colors of the “I Love This Yarn” brand (their brand) yarn. Blanket measures approximately 45″x61″. Attached is a photo of what it will look like. I will list the amounts and you can substitute colors keeping in mind that white is also the boarder of the blanket.
white – 21 ounces/1380 yards
black – 15.5 ounces/1020 yards
grey – 14.5 ounces/955 yards
You buy it and ship it to me (contact me for my address) and I will make the blanket and return it to you. It has to be Hobby Lobby’s yarn, purchased from them. For the record I would normally charge $75, in addition to the price of the yarn, to make this blanket.
Show support and buy the yarn and I’ll make the blanket for FREE, all you have to do is supply the yarn purchased from Hobby Lobby. Contact me for shipping address and let’s stand by Hobby Lobby!!!
Offer valid TODAY ONLY!! Contact me today via my email: firstname.lastname@example.org, to reserve your blanket, then go purchase the yarn to show support.
NOTE: Blankets take approximately one week to make and will be made in the order requests/reservations are received.
ONLY OPEN TO UNITED STATES READERS/ADDRESSES!