To show support for the recent Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, Holly Fisher – aka “Holly Hobby Lobby” – posted a photo of herself wearing a “pro-life” T-shirt and holding a Chick-fil-A cup in front of one of the arts-and-crafts chain’s locations in West Virginia. The Army wife and mother of three became an instant Internet sensation, attracting intense attention from both sides of the debate over Obamacare, abortion, and religious freedom.
Herman Cain, the talk show host and former presidential candidate, was among those re-tweeting the post.
Within hours, Fisher’s picture went viral on Twitter, garnering thousands of hateful comments — many, unlike the satire below from @DemocratInsider, too vulgar or obscene to repeat here.
At first, Fisher decided to stay above the fray.
Then, per a suggestion, Fisher decided to take it one step further.
Some critics on Twitter began calling her “the new face of the American Taliban.”
Others referred to her as a “Jihad Barbie.”
But being a soldier’s wife, Fisher found offense in this accusation, and responded with this:
Many came to Fisher’s defense, some taking the time to visually illustrate the difference between her and international Islamist terrorist Sherafiyah Lewthwaite (right), commonly known as “The White Widow.”
Others weren’t so crafty with their critiques.
Some sympathetic observers on Twitter didn’t like the disparaging comments about Fisher (many too vulgar for The Daily Signal to publish), and stood up for Holly Hobby Lobby.
Now, she even has her own hashtag, #IStandWithHolly.
“I have always been extremely conservative and passionate about my views,” Fisher told Inquisitr.com when asked why she originally tweeted the Hobby Lobby photo. “The last few years of the growing hate and intolerance among the ‘tolerant’ left has made me want to stand up and speak out.” She added:
I saw this as a perfect opportunity to show where I stand. I didn’t do it to try to change minds of those who disagree with me, but more so to show like-minded people that they’re not alone and it’s OK to stand up for what you believe in, even if it’s not popular right now. I want younger Americans to know it’s OK to not follow the current liberal path.