Hobby Lobby May Close


David Sloan “The wisdom that comes from above is, first, pure, then
peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits,
without uncertainty or insincerity.” – James 3:17


By David Green, the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working
out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture
frames.. Our first retail store wasn’t much bigger than most people’s
living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and
worked according to God’s word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one
of the nation’s largest arts and crafts retailers, with more than 500
locations in 41 states. Our children grew up into fine business
leaders, and today we run Hobby Lobby together, as a family.

We’re Christians, and we run our business on Christian principles. I’ve
always said that the first two goals of our business are (1) to run our
business in harmony with God’s laws, and (2) to focus on people more
than money. And that’s what we’ve tried to do. We close early so our
employees can see their families at night. We keep our stores closed on
Sundays, one of the week’s biggest shopping days, so that our workers
and their families can enjoy a day of rest. We believe that it is by
God’s grace that Hobby Lobby has endured, and he has blessed us and our
employees. We’ve not only added jobs in a weak economy, we’ve raised
wages for the past four years in a row. Our full-time employees start
at 80% above minimum wage.

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  • Barbaracvm

    To all of you who voted for Obama you are the cause of destroying good employers and jobs. SHAME ON YOU

    • Oh, that’s the godly way to act. No, voting for Obama did not solely create the situation in America. Instead of bashing him, my Bible says that we are to respect his authority and position and pry for him daily…..Im guessing you don’t do that either…..I do!!!!

      • Barbaracvm

        I pray daily that GOD will keep safe and protect all of our military from the politicians who use the country for their greed of money and power.
        I respect the position as defined by the constitution. I do not respect anyone or thing that wants to destroy the good in this country.
        The next time you see a picture of Obama speaking from the presidents podium, look at the Muslim prayer curtain behind him. Look at the pictures of the previous presidents there is a US flag hanging behind them.

    • TerrynHouston

      People have more jobs and the economy is much better today than it was with BUsh……..Stop your racism talk. You don’t like Obama because he is black.

      • Barbaracvm

        I did not vote for Obama for the same reasons I did not vote for Kerry, Gore, and Clinton.

        I would vote for Herman Cain, Allen West, Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Wiliams.

        What is racist about that?

  • disqus_g9Tm7VHDi3

    This sadeneds me.I have always shopped at Hobby Lobby when I was in a town that had one.I am extremely PROUD that you are willling to stand up for your religious rights & belief.The Lord will be proud also.We have to stand up for our faith.Perhaps one day even die for it.SO we must remain stong and depend on Gods strength and do what HE would have us do and not the government.May God bless you and may he give you Favor in the eyes of the Juror or whoever has the final decision on the outcome of HOBBY LOBBY!

  • Glory Hughes

    I know Hobby Lobby’s values having lived 5 mins from our home in IL. Anytime we have to fight for our Lord and Savior it is worth it all. Just remember GOD is just and if this is HIS will for Hobby Lobby to stay open, it will stay opened. Thank you to Hobby Lobby for standing up for moral values that seemed to have disappeared in our country. We do not stand up for Jesus when we say we love HIM. OH! right that was Peter Simon who denied Jesus. Not YOU! May the Lord have mercy on those that made trouble for this family who has helped the economy and still believes.

  • Aren’t muslims exempt from Obamacare?

  • Pam Brown

    I so admire this family, and I praise God that there are still some who will put His will above the dollar. I pray that they do not have to close, but if they do, I know God will bless them in anything they undertake in the future. How sad that thousands will lose their jobs so that a few can demand free abortions and abortion-inducing drugs.

  • Rooster

    A sad day for America. Is this the change you wanted for America? Billions of our tax dollars went to failed Green companies. Millions of our tax dollars was just given to a country that hates us (Egypt). Our current US leadership is destroying businesses by strangling regulations which do not apply to certain ethnic groups or elected officials. Well, take a stand and lend a voice in support of Hobby Lobby and other businesses or individuals suffering at the hands of this government!

  • Joel Shaw

    When I began reading the article I expected some information about the closure, I didn’t find any, pretty bad writing.

    • Makes ya wonder about the article. Not to dispute the facts about their standards. But it seems there should be something in there about them closing. Just saying, this important of a move affecting so many, there should be more details.

  • The Fed will probably relent, but will do so in a manner which makes them look merciful and forgiving. Then they will wait, and when the time is right, they will push even harder. Eventually, they will give up all pretense of fairness and outright persecute us. It’s just a matter of time

  • If this Country were run more like Hobby Lobby runs there business,we all would be in
    much better shape. But Since we have Morons running this country we have to slap them upside the head with a lawsuit to wake them up!

  • gwedem5995

    thanks to our government, if companies aren’t willing to bend to their edicts, sooner or later some other law will be passed that another company doesn’t like and they will also close up shop in america and go elsewhere. What are the people in American do when there are no jobs and what will the government do without any tax money.

  • This saddens me so very much! I am proud to shop at and support a company with Christian values and Pray they do not close!!!

  • TerrynHouston

    If we would simply have a sales tax like most other counties that go to health care costs and insurance instead of mandating employers to provide it, we would be so much better off. First, everyone would be covered, no paperwork, no extra taxes and longer tax forms each year to prove you have insurance or not. There is a much simplier way to provide health care. If other countries do it and it works, then stop listening to those who say its doesn’t Then employeers would not need to know anything about their employees heatlh care or any other personal business. I think it should be separate anyway to protect the employee.

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