Hobby Lobby International, a company founded on Christian values, has issued a statement published August 5 regarding comments attributed to the owner of Chik-Fil-A regarding the topic of same sex marriage.
"After numerous calls asking for comment, we believe that we need to clarify our position, especially since we are known as a Christian-based company," stated Debra Love, president of Hobby Lobby International. "Our core values call for respect for each other, our customers and our suppliers and for us to treat others as we would best like to be treated ourselves. We believe that we must demonstrate love for our fellow man as we are called upon to do as Christians. We respect our employees by offering a workplace that is free of judgment and bias, and one that gives everyone an opportunity to succeed and grow." Hobby Lobby does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference or any other basis protected by state or federal law.
Hobby Lobby, a family-owned business, has been serving hobbyists since 1964.