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Trend in conservative protests — supporting retailers under attack

Trend in conservative protests — supporting retailers under attack

It seems my first prediction of the year came true:  There won’t be any massive “Tea Party” rallies. Instead… more impromptu displays celebrating American principles and liberties will occur.

Over 60,000 people signed up to shop at Hobby Lobby Saturday in a show of support for the company’s freedom of religion. The firm sells arts and crafts supplies and is owned by evangelical David Green. The company filed a lawsuit against the Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate that requires it to cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacients in their employees’ health care.

It was another successful buycott organized by average Americans upset with the over-reach of the government, just as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was last year.  For example, News 5/KOAA in Colorado Springs reports that hundreds of area residents showed up and added a little something extra to their support:

In Colorado Springs they took it a step further and showed their appreciation for the store outside of building with signs and songs.

Hobby Lobby’s owner, David Green, says he’s against President Obama’s healthcare mandate which forces companies to cover things like contraception.

Those in the crowd today say they’re supporting Green because he’s standing up for his religious freedom.

“We love Hobby Lobby, and we love this store,” said Lana Fore, who supports Green’s decision. “He should have the right as a private business owner to stand on his Christian beliefs.”

Gateway Pundit had reports from Missouri and Mississippi:


The parking lot at Hobby Lobby in west St. Louis was packed today.

Inside the west St. Louis location the workers said, “It was like Christmas” and that business was booming today.


Aquilla King holds a sign supporting Hobby Lobby during “Hobby Lobby Appreciation Day” Saturday in Mississippi. (WDAM)

Twitchy.com has a collection of Tweet reports across the country, all reporting busy stores and full parking lots. One tweet from talk show host and conservative go-getter, Tammy Bruce, caught my eye:
Tammy Bruce Tweet

I have an admission to make: I view arts and crafts stores with the same sort of unease that a vampire would view a garlic stand. Additionally, the nearest Hobby Lobby is 50 miles away.

However, Tammy Bruce’s tweet inspired me to engage in one of my favorite hobbies — online shopping. As I am a relatively recent Catholic convert, I have been wanting to “Catholic up” my home, so Rust Cast Iron Layered Cross from the Home Decor menu seemed like a good bargain.

PROTEST BONUS! There is a petition on the White House website to officially recognize the Roman Catholic Church as a hate group. Happily, they seem rather shy of the 25,000 signatures requested. My purchase seems like a good way to protest that, too.

We aren’t even done with the first week in January, and tens of thousands of Americans are already purchase protesting! I suspect it is going to be a very long year for the elite media and establishment politicos.

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Comments

SoCA Conservative Mom | January 6, 2013 at 11:30 am

Petition to have everyone who signed the Catholic Church petition classified as a hate group. 🙂

What the Tea Party needs is a 5 million man/woman/child walk on Washington. Do it every year until politicians stop patting us on the head as if we are petulant children.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to SoCA Conservative Mom. | January 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

    The Tea Party shows up in DC, and the crime rate drops. How would the press spin that? (I think we all know that the word ‘race’ would somehow figure into the meme.)

    MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to SoCA Conservative Mom. | January 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    If David Gregory is not formally charged for violating DC’s absurd gun laws, I hope someone will organize a pro-Second Amendment rally. Get a million or two million people to show up in DC carrying empty 30 round magazines (no guns) and peacefully march around in front of NBC’s studio.

Just a note Leslie: I am very excited about all of your recent Tea Party posts. They have and will provide more and more traction for the Tea Party.

This may provide a “feel good” atmosphere but the fact remains that most of the sheeple still get their news through the MSM which will hardly give provide coverage.

I think that the soul of America has been largely disabled…

I bought 5 crosses on their online store. I thought that was a fitting use. I’m always looking to add to the cross wall. Welcome to Catholicism.

I hadn’t signed up, but I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday nonetheless. I’d made the trip up near where one is located to attend a gun show and then went to Hobby Lobby, too–a double bonus.

Please- can’t we just have a few states cede from the union and leave the sodomites supporting the Obama white house and congress to their own devices?

What does it even mean to “officially recognize the Roman Catholic Church as a hate group”? Exactly who is supposed to do this “official recognition”? Since when is there any such thing in the first place? Do these people imagine that somewhere in the federal bureaucracy there’s some sort of Registrar of Hate Groups, to whom such a petition would be forwarded if it were to get 25K, or 250K, or 2.5M signatures?

DINORightMarie | January 6, 2013 at 6:16 pm

I have a suggestion, based on that last paragraph:

Let’s start a petition that Media Matters for America is a hate group;

Let’s start a petition that Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group;

Let’s start a petition that The Communist Party of the USA is a hate group;

Let’s start a petition that the AFL/CIO, SEIU, and each and every other union (I can’t list all the alphabet soup here!) is a hate group!

I bet we would exceed the requisite 25K signatures FOR EACH ONE within 48 hours of them being blogged on Conservative new media! 😀

    Milhouse in reply to DINORightMarie. | January 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    Same objection: What exactly would these people be petitioning the President to do? There is no such thing as a Register of Hate Groups. There is no such thing as “official recognition” of “hate groups”, any more than there’s official recognition of “love groups” or “funny groups” or “nerdy groups”. So there’s nothing to petition for.

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G. de La Hoya | January 7, 2013 at 7:33 am

Leslie, welcome Home and God bless and never forget that “they” hated Jesus first. Peace.

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