Holly Fisher: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Holly Fisher created a Twitter firestorm when she posted pictures that expressed her views on religious freedom, Second Amendment rights and support for other conservative movements. Her Twitter following shot up by 15 thousand to give her more than 35 thousand followers after she posted the photos.

Fisher, who calls herself Holly Hobby Lobby, has received immense support from conservatives while liberals have served up immense vitriol. Listen to her interview with NRA News above about her viral fame.

Here’s what you need to know about the West Virginia mother of three:


1. Fisher Posted 3 Photos That Have Gone Viral

Fisher tweeted her first pic (seen above) carrying a Saiga 12 shotgun on June 30 with the caption, “Who wants to be on my zombie apocalypse team?” The backlash began the next day when Fisher tweeted a photo of herself standing in front of her local Hobby Lobby store, carrying a cup from Chick-fil-A and wearing a bright pink t-shirt that read “PRO LIFE.”

She told The Joe Pags Show how the photo opportunity arose:

It was the day of the [Supreme Court] ruling and we had just gone through the Chick-fil-A drive-thru. Here, Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby just happened to be right beside each other. And my husband looked at me when we were leaving Chick-fil-A and he said, ‘you look totally right-winger right now.’ So we just pulled over to Hobby Lobby and I told him we should take a picture and he did. I thought it would be a funny little thing with my Twitter followers but I never thought that his would happen.

On June 30, the Supreme court handed down its decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion that owners of privately-held companies can restrict birth-control overage for their employees if they object on religious grounds.

Like Hobby Lobby CEO David Green, the owner of Chick-fil-A S. Truett Cathy runs his business on the principles of his Southern Baptist beliefs. Cathy and the fast-food chain came under fire in 2011 and 2012 for their financial support of groups opposed to same-sex marriage.


2. Fisher’s Detractors Compared Her to Known Terrorist Reem Saleh Al-Riyashi

Fisher posted one more controversial photo on July 4. She stood in front of her home’s American flag carrying an AR-15 in one hand and the Holy Bible in the other. This photo drew comparisons to known terrorist Reem Saleh Al-Riyashi, a Palestinian woman who committed a suicide bombing that killed four Israelis at the Erez crossing. She was the mother of two children and the eighth Palestinian female suicide bomber.


3. Fisher Has Received Death Threats Over Her Photos

Fisher has not backed down from those who disagree with her views. She has responded and retweeted people who have lobbed insults and threats at her and her family.

She told Liberty News why she posted the photo of her wearing the pro-life t-shirt:

I have always been extremely conservative and passionate about my views. The last few years of the growing hate and intolerance among the “tolerant” left has made me want to stand up and speak out. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to show where I stand.


4. Backlash Against Fisher Has Been Called a New ‘War on Women’

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(Facebook/Holly Fisher)

The media has traditionally defined the war on women as the pay difference with their male counterparts, restricting access to birth control and the struggle between work and family life. The attacks on Fisher’s religious and political beliefs has prompted The Inquisitr to ask, “Is this the new war on women?”

If the goal is for women to have the perfect freedom to choose what they believe, and which actions they desire, then it would seem logical to support an independent woman like Holly Fisher who has chosen her own path, even if you might disagree with those choices.


5. Fisher’s Husband Served in the Army

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(Facebook/David Fisher)

Fisher is the wife of David Fisher, an Army combat-infantry veteran, according to her Twitter profile. She told Twitter user @coyoterex that he was “4-23 infantry, 5th Stryker brigade” out of Fort Lewis in Washington. He served from 2006 to 2011, according to his LinkedIn page.

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(Facebook/Holly Fisher)

He and Holly both graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. The couple have three young children, two daughters and one son.

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Bob Caldwell

Perhaps the article should be updated to include #6: She cheated on her military husband with a fellow tea-party official.

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