Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day is set for October 12. It was
launched by a Texas resident.
Matt Baker, who is in the real estate business in the Austin,
Texas, area, decided recently to generate support for Oklahoma
City-based Hobby Lobby.
"I recognized that recently there seems to be a push by certain
segments of Americans to boycott companies that maybe don't agree
with their own philosophy --and in this particular case, when I
heard about the boycott
of Hobby Lobby, it was a simple decision for me to try to help
Hobby Lobby through that boycott by drumming up more business
because of the issues that they were dealing with," he
Hobby Lobby is owned by the Green family, who are dedicated
filed suit against the HHS mandate to provide free insurance
coverage for drugs that cause abortion.
"Well, I think this is a great opportunity for us to stand up
and be counted and say, Listen, we all have the freedom in
America to believe how we choose," Baker says. "And in this
particular case, we have a business owner who has a very clear
religious opinion on an issue, and they should have the freedom in
America to not to have to implement a law that contradicts their
Baker, who is also a committed Christian, has launched a Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day for October 12,
which is also Columbus Day. He also has set up a Facebook page to promote it.