Hobby Lobby files lawsuit against Obama administration


POSTED: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 5:44pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2012 - 1:07pm

Hobby Lobby was founded in Oklahoma City in 1972, with a mission to,"Honor God by operating the company in a manner consistent with Biblical principles".

On Wednesday the "Becket Fund for Religious Liberty," on behalf of Hobby Lobby, filed a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services Mandate.

Hobby Lobby is a family owned business and the founder says the mandate conflicts with his beliefs.
The CEO of Hobby Lobby said, "Our family is now being forced to choose to follow the laws of the land that we love, or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful, and have supported our families and supported thousands of our employees and their families, we simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate."

Hobby Lobby is the first non-Catholic-owned corporation to sue over the Health Care Mandate made by the Obama administration.

We spoke with Green's attorney who told KETK that this mandate has put Hobby Lobby in an impossible position.

The attorney, Eric Baxter told KETK, "The law provides it if they drop their insurance they would have to pay 26 million dollars in fees annually and if they provide insurance with out all of those contraceptives, emergency contraceptives, then they would be fined 1.3 million dollars a day."

We also asked some East Texans if they agree with Green's decision.

One said, "I think everyone has their own opinion." Another person said, "I figure that stuff should be private, not exposed to everything." Another woman said she thinks more companies should be filing lawsuits over this mandate.

The company's attorney says that right now, he isn't sure how a loss in court would affect Hobby Lobby employees.

He also said, "Well that's the reason why hobby lobby has brought this lawsuit, this is an impossible situation that they've been put in, they're being forced to either compromise their religious values or pay these crippling fines, and so the purpose of this lawsuit is to resolve this issue before that takes effect."

Hobby Lobby has until January 1st for this mandate to go into effect.

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If you support companies having the freedom to make their own choices and not being forced into policies with which they don’t agree, please stand up and be heard! Be the vocal majority!!

God's will or Obama's will?

To think that the American people voted for this and if the polls are any indication, Obama will be the next president of the U.S. He can go on then and be more flexible with our enemies Sure was nice living in the U.S.

WAY TO GO HOBBY LOBBY!!! I love this place and always enjoy listening to the Christian music that is always playing while I shop there. GOD BLESS THIS COMPANY & its owners for TAKING A CHRISTIAN STAND!!

Good luck Hobby Lobby hate mongrels, get on board with the LAW or get out of Tyler! Garden Ridge does not mind at all. IDIOTS


Your statement is ILLITERATE.......It would be better if you would leave Tyler!

This is what happens when a government thinks they are the boss of people instead of knowing and understanding that they work for the people! The Obama Administration MUST GO!!!!

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