Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day: Supporters of religious liberty report packed parking lots, busy stores

Today is Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day, and as Twitchy reported yesterday, tens of thousands used Facebook to express support for the event and for religious freedom.

https://twitter.com/Br3tTsTaRr/status/287604510648594433

Hobby Lobby faces fines of up to $1.3 million per day for refusing to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s emergency contraception mandate. While many companies have obtained Obamacare waivers, the administration refuses to exempt Hobby Lobby based on religious objections to the mandate.

Founder David Green says the requirement “goes against the Biblical principles on which we have run this company since day one.” But courts have argued that Hobby Lobby isn’t entitled to a religious exemption because it’s not a religious organization. Translation: Religious liberty? Religious schmiberty! It’s not like Hobby Lobby has any evidence of its religious underpinnings and deeply-held values.

Oh. Wait:

https://twitter.com/KeytarCatholic/status/287588145652973568

So, is Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day a success? While shoppers aren’t seeing the traffic jams and out-the-door lines we saw on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day last August, Twitter users are reporting crowded parking lots and busy stores.

https://twitter.com/gatewaypundit/status/287652665448595457

https://twitter.com/kainos/status/287640179718631424

https://twitter.com/TheresaPagano/status/287617394673860610

https://twitter.com/ALF122408/status/287659081118912512

https://twitter.com/charityyostreed/status/287658532688506880

https://twitter.com/rushbaby12/status/287651377902137344

https://twitter.com/RWBEagle/status/287658817842446336

https://twitter.com/ChloeMcGath/status/287650559761211393

https://twitter.com/mandyl_allen/status/287647391929212929

https://twitter.com/Brian_Bokenyi/status/287601097084907521

https://twitter.com/Popsat610/status/287644016852484096

https://twitter.com/DixieSarah17/status/287632111891005441

And remember, consumers can show their support for Hobby Lobby without showing up in person. Many are shopping from the comfort of their own homes.

https://twitter.com/HeyTammyBruce/status/287661381052944384

https://twitter.com/Sue_Brown/status/287608653849194496

https://twitter.com/amympayne/status/287607890657832960

https://twitter.com/FreshPiffle/status/287590293719633921

https://twitter.com/Verletzt/statuses/287602502302564352

https://twitter.com/MelissaRNMBA/status/287648468384743425

https://twitter.com/Krm1285A/status/287586768323215361

And just because this photo is too precious not to share, we’ll leave you with what may be the cutest little Hobby Lobby supporter.

https://twitter.com/Israelmc/status/287589679958749184

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