As evangelical Christians, the Green Family which owns national Hobby Lobby stores is choosing to obey their God rather than man and defy the Obamacare HHS mandate. On January 1, they will begin racking up federal fines of $1.3 million per day. Liberty University legal professor Ken Kuklowski explains in Breitbart.com -
... Today Hobby Lobby announced that they will not comply with [the HHS] mandate to become complicit in abortion, which the Greens believe ends an innocent human life. Given Hobby Lobby’s size (it has 572 stores employing more than 13,000 people), by violating the HHS Mandate, it will be subject to over $1.3 million in fines per day. That means over $40 million in fines in January alone. If their case takes another ten months to get before the Supreme Court—which would be the earliest it could get there under the normal order of business—the company would incur almost a half-billion dollars in fines. And then of course the Supreme Court would have to write an opinion in what would likely be a split decision with dissenters, which could easily take four or six months and include hundreds of millions of dollars in additional penalties.
This is civil disobedience, consistent with America’s highest traditions when moral issues are at stake.
The Christian tradition of defying government commands to do something wrong goes back to the very birth of Christianity. When the apostles were ordered not to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone, the Book of Acts records: “Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than men! The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead—whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.’”
More HERE ... and Hobby Lobby supporters are initiating a "Shop Hobby Lobby Day" on Saturday, January 5th.