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NEWS NEARBY: Hobby Lobby 'Appreciation Day' Set for January 5

News from Patch sites in the area.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is encouraging supporters of Hobby Lobby, which has stores in Gwinnett, to shop at the store to "support the Christian owners' fight against the Obama administration's [Health and Human Services] mandate," according to ChristianPost.com. The "Appreciation Day" is set for Saturday, January 5.

There are 500 Hobby Lobby stores in the U.S. This is the largest corporation to file suit against the mandate. 

Huckabee encouraged a similar effort back in August for Chick-fil-A, when the restaurant chain, which incorporates biblical beliefs into its business plan, was mired in controversy over executive Dan Cathy's stance on same-sex marriage. 

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Hobby Lobby is a Christian-owned company that describes itself as a biblically founded business that believes that the "use of the morning-after and week-after birth control pills are tantamount to abortion because they prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman's womb," according to CBS.com.

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