You may have seen recent posts floating around claiming that Hobby Lobby is closing down all of their stores.

You may have seen this last year, too. And the year before. And the year before..


This information is wrong. Don’t feel bad, I was warning my decorative friends of the bad [false] news lately, too.

Apparently, this rumor spread from the founder stating they may have to close stores if they have to follow a mandate to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives (for employees). This was in 2012, when Hobby Lobby filed a lawsuit to fight the new mandate.

Founder David Green never mentioned he’d completely shut down his business if they had to follow the mandate.

The lawsuit made it all the way to the Supreme Court, in which they decided that requiring family-owned businesses to pay for insurance coverage of contraceptives under the Affordable Care Act violated religious freedom.