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

Make this your profile pic for today to show your support for hobby lobby. Support the company that is stands up against obamacare! Finally a company besides chick-FIL-a that is telling Obama to suck it! Makes me happy! Can't wait for Tucson to get one so I can go there instead of Michaels!

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:

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.

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.

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

  • Vennoye

    Am glad to see the support for Hobby Lobby!

  • texas_suzie

    Good to see the support for HL. Not the same lines as Chick Fil-A, but CFA always has long lines. They just got longer on the support day. 😉

    • Lady 12

      Well, you can’t order stuff online from Chick-fil-A.

      • texas_suzie

        No lines online. LOL. Unless you count backorder. btw, I love HL. My wallet does not because I tend to buy more than I go there for originally. And yes, I was at HL this morning.

        • Lady 12

          I know, right? I went there expecting to have to buy a bunch of junk and then wonder what the heck I was going to do with it, but then I got there and it was full of stuff that I actually liked!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OBAJA5LCV2OVJHLKSFK6YVCZZE Shivae

        Our Chick-fil-a’s have online ordering!

        • catb55

          Mine too but you still have to go pick it up .. Hobby Lobby had 40% off (as in the store on highest priced item) AND $2.00 shipping no minimum

  • JEM

    Did my part today. Actually, the kids and I ate breakfast at Chick-Fil-A right across the parking lot from Hobby Lobby and then went to Hobby Lobby to shop. :) Felt good to support businesses that actually stand for something.

    • Jay Stevens

      That’s what I was going to suggest: stop by Chik-Fil-A either before or after you shop at Hobby Lobby. 2-fer!

    • Jay Stevens

      That’s what I was going to suggest: stop by Chik-Fil-A either before or after you shop at Hobby Lobby. 2-fer!

  • $23629333

    The serious look on the little girl’s face suggests that she has some understanding already of the debt the folks in charge are compiling for her to pay when she’s working age.

  • u_scruffy_nerf_herder

    My parents and I had Chick-fil-A for lunch before going to Hobby Lobby. Bought myself a set of Prismacolor water color pencils.

  • nc

    Had a very pleasant experience at the Huntington Beach, CA Hobby Lobby. Huge store, so it was hard to tell if it was “crowded” but there were plenty of people there, friendly, too.

    BTW, In addition to all the great framing and craft stuff (but I’m not a crafter), they have a nice selection of “home accessories” at great prices. I had been searching for a housewarming gift for a co-worker for awhile and I found the perfect thing.

    Nice place, great people worth supporting.

    • lcky9

      I just bought a antique looking mini cabinet with 4 drawers so this week I went back and bought another one it looked so good in my kitchen,,

  • conservativemomma

    Just got back from Hobby Lobby and stopped at
    Chik-fil-A for dinner!

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Just to support Hobby Lobby, I took my second cousin (college idiot) and had them put a $30 dollar print he wanted into a $100 dollar frame.

    Another $20 bucks says he winds up just leaning it up against something in his apartment.

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    Onward, Christian soldiers!

    • beebop1952

      And it isn’t just Christians. They aren’t big fans of Jews either!

  • SlimWich

    I shopped Hobby Lobby online today and got 40% off my most expensive item and $2.00 shipping on my whole order. I’m happy to support this wonderful company and family.

  • redheadgrl

    too bad that every day would need to be Hobby Lobby day for them to afford a $1.3M per day fine.

  • http://guyaverage.blogspot.com/ Guy Average

    Wife took some of the children to Hobby Lobby in Lancaster, Ohio today and made some purchases. This is a a war on Christianity by Obama, with the help of The Wise Latina in this case. I don’t know what Hobby Lobby clears in profit each day, but I doubt it will cover the fines. Obama wants them out of business, that much is clear.

  • lcky9

    knowing the weather was going to be cold on Friday I went to Hobby Lobby on WEDNESDAY,, it was packed than to.. I will be using them for my hobby needs from now on..

  • Tommy

    I’m sorry but when did the federal goverment have the right to decide what is or isn’t religious?

    Are they no longer bound by the US Constitution? They might wish to rethink their position, or force the people to make sure that they do.

    Keep going feds, your cruising for a brusing.

    We know our rights and your limitations. Learn them quick or be reminded.

  • Tommy

    I’m sorry but when did the federal goverment have the right to decide what is or isn’t religious?

    Are they no longer bound by the US Constitution? They might wish to rethink their position, or force the people to make sure that they do.

    Keep going feds, your cruising for a brusing.

    We know our rights and your limitations. Learn them quick or be reminded.

  • http://moriahjovan.com/talesofdunham Moriah Jovan

    I went. I saw. I bought.

    I love HL and am a regular customer, but didn’t happen to need anything. Went anyway. Lady behind me and lady in front of me line–neither one of them needed anything either. The cashier thanked us all, with tears in her eyes.

  • http://moriahjovan.com/talesofdunham Moriah Jovan

    I went. I saw. I bought.

    I love HL and am a regular customer, but didn’t happen to need anything. Went anyway. Lady behind me and lady in front of me line–neither one of them needed anything either. The cashier thanked us all, with tears in her eyes.

  • Lady 12

    Yesterday I bought a cross from Hobby Lobby with an inscription of Romans 8:31: If God is for us, who can be against us?

  • Lady 12

    Yesterday I bought a cross from Hobby Lobby with an inscription of Romans 8:31: If God is for us, who can be against us?

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I usually get the display cases for my 1/64 semi trucks at Hobby lobby, didn’t need another one, didn’t have much money to spend, so i bought a model YF-22 from them & kit-bashed it.