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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.

David Green of Hobby Lobby: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

David Green, founder of Hobby Lobby, is celebrating his Supreme Court victory after SCOTUS ruled his company can refuse to offer insurance for types of birth control because that go against Green's religious beliefs.

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78 comments

  1. ROCK ON HOLLY. Just shows how ignorantly uneducated l8berals are. Tbey 2ould love Hitler if he gave them free shit also. Oh wait Obama is another HITLER.

    • You CANNOT be serious. Hitler was a right wing nationalist, and shared the same political views as the women above! PLEASE educate yourself before spreading your idiocy on the internet.

      • Hitler was a Left-winger moron. What part of National Socialist do idiots such as your not get? Oh, I forgot. Its the Left who write all of the history books and they write it anyway they choose.

        • this is not factual. some 80% of the textbooks that go to US schools, they are the history books that are written in texas and by conservatives. conservatives has been consistently “editing” the history books to shine, in their words, a “better light” on history. IE: changing the Slave Trade, to the TransAtlantic trade. That one change of words effectively lessen the gross atrocities done by this country and it’s leaders, and demeans the people who lived through that, who built this country, and subsequently their ancestors who are the most under-served population in this country.

          unfortunately the truth isn’t even sacred in this country. it too is depends money and politics.

      • Nazi is short for National SOCIALIST, genius! Socialism, as anyone with an IQ above room temperature knows, is a LEFT wing movement. I certainly understand why the left tries to distance itself from its historic practitioners like Hitler, Castro, Lenin, Moa, Stalin and Pol Pot ,but your disingenuous denial does not change reality. Your post is just more evidence of my oft-made statement that the left lives in a fantasy land and can NOT be swayed by facts and reality!

        • I disagree – I think you will find that most historians would classify the Nazis as an far right wing movement. Regarding the name, just because the party called itself National Socialist doesn’t mean that it actually was socialist, like how North Korea calls itself “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” when it is actually a dictatorship. Also one could emphasize the NATIONAL part of NATIONAL socialist and make the link that extreme patriotism rings of Nazism. At any rate considering politics as a one dimensional left/right line isn’t that useful, the far left and the far right have a lot in common with each other, maybe a political horseshoe is more accurate where if you go far enough left or right you arrive at the same lunatic fringe.

        • Actually, if you would consult “The Making of Adolf Hitler: The Birth and Rise of Nazism” and “The Nazi Party 1919-1945: A Complete History”, the NAZI party is actually a far-right organization. Additionally, fascism is a combination of right-wing and left-wing positions that is in start opposition to liberalism. Thus making it closer to a far-right organization that just happened to adopt some left-wing positions on certain issues. Thus, Hitler and the Nazi’s are closer to right-wing, though Hitler himself tended to just say whatever he needed to get people to support him. Like all politicians ever.

      • No, Hitler’s NAZI party was the National SOCIALIST German Workers Party. Fascism is left wing, just like all murderous cults of the 20th century.

        • Using this logic, then that must mean that North Korea, aka DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, what they call themselves) is a democracy. Names mean nothing, actions mean everything. Hitler was a fascist that falsely labelled his party with a left wing descriptor. This does not make fascism a left wing ideal. Nor does it make Hitler a right winger. It makes him a fascist that used misrepresentation to advance his fascism.

      • You get educated. Hitler was a National Socialist. NAZI = National Socialist German Workers’ Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei).

        You are the idiot. Hitler = Nationalist SOCIALIST. Extreme left, one step behind Communism.

        • @SaneAmericanChristian & @brigifd. You are both mistaken, please reread my earlier comment, as well as GunTottingGaySupportingIndependents.

  2. 6) Holly Fisher has tirelessly worked to set women’s rights back by a century for being a proud Christian which makes her a world class hypocrite. Her own beliefs (if strictly adhered to) would lead to her immediate stoning to death…which coincidentally I would support. I am not a liberal, nor a conservative but a rational human who doesn’t need a religion for a crutch.

      • not really, the bible warns against, at the cost of death, things that christians do everyday without thinking on it. IE:

        -cutting your sons hair (Leviticus 19:27 reads, “You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard.”)
        -wearing fabric blends like Polyester (Leviticus 19:19 reads, “You are to keep My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed, nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.”).
        -wearing gold (1 Timothy 2:9 reads, Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments.”)
        -eating shellfish (Leviticus 11:10 reads, “But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the teeming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you.”

        some might argue that this is old testament stuff and once Christ died that the old laws died with him to make way for the new, but then that would negate things like the ten commandments that we all love so much. in actuality, during the sermon on the mount, jesus states that we are to follow all the laws (both old and new) and that he was not here to get rid of the old laws but to reinforce them (Matthew 5:17 reads, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.).

        so yes, technically, if folks were living straight by the bible, she might have been stoned. thank goodness we’re in the present and folks can pick and choose and interpret what parts of the bible they want to follow,then quote another to persecute someone else :-/

        • The things you quote are Jewish, from the Old Testament before Jesus appeared on the scene. Christians use the 10 Commandments and the New Testament which contains Jesus’ teachings.

    • Does the right to bear arms really hurt you? Does the right to believe that Christ died for your sins my sins and their sins really hurt you? It is statistically more likely that you die from somebody driving a car than from somebody who legally owns a gun & is Christian. Are you going to go after the person who takes a selfie in front of their lethal Corvette and call them a demeaning name like “autosexual” just to belittle them? Please just stop the hate.

      • “Does the right to bear arms really hurt you? Does the right to believe that Christ died for your sins my sins and their sins really hurt you?” — Does the right of people to marry each other, despite their gender, hurt you? Does the rights for a woman to decide how to handle her own body hurt you? It goes both ways. Believe whatever you want, live your life how you want. Stop trying to force your beliefs on others. This goes to both sides of this fight.

    • Get your facts straight. She wouldn’t be stoned, killed, or hurt in any way, according to Christ’s teachings. Soo, move on to another person to accuse of being a nut job and wishing they were dead because you don’t agree with them

    • “A rational human being” who would support stoning to death another human being who disagreed with him? That statement tags you as an ideologue whether you have the integrity to admit it or not.

    • You claim to be a “rational” human being who doesn’t need a religion for a crutch. Well, if you don’t believe there is a God, you better hope you’re right.

      • “Well, if you don’t believe there is a God, you better hope you’re right.” – The same hope should be extended to you. There are currently at least a dozen active religions in this world, all claiming to know the truth and the one true “God.” So, you better hope that you picked the right one.

  3. Ive known holly for over ten years… this is who she is and she is not afraid to stand by her beliefs. We all have our own opinions and she makes hers known. There is nothing wrong with this. This same crap would be going on if someone was standing in front of planned parenthood boycotting chic fil a, wearing a “guns kill people” shirt. Im positive shes not the only one posting items like this… just her a were noticed.

  4. Its crazy how liberals claim to be “tolerant” yet fling obscene insults and abuse and even death threats at ANYONE man, woman, or child who disagree with them…. I truly believe liberalism is a disease. Holly is a true American patriot.

    • “Its crazy how liberals claim to be ‘tolerant’ yet fling obscene insults and abuse and even death threats at ANYONE man, woman, or child who disagree with them…. I truly believe liberalism is a disease. Holly is a true American patriot.” – Hate to break it to you, but conservatives do it too. In fact, you just did it in your post.

  5. I served with her husband in Afghanistan. You go, Holly!! Don’t let the liberal sheep get you down! Keep doing what you are doing!

    • You most certainly can. Guns, in the hands of a rational human being, are a tool. They are used to provide food as well as protection. The rational human being uses their tool as a last resort. The liberal uses it to kill and maim children and other innocents.

      • so what the use of taking pictured of herself holding a gun that is not needed for either of those situations? i’m all for being a proud, gun owning, american. i won a shotgun and a revolver. but i don’t take picture with my gun. as you said, it’s for safety and food. not recreation, and not so that you look like a badass on social media.

        • (excuse the previous typos)

          so what was the use of taking pictures of herself holding a gun that is not needed for either of those situations? i’m all for being a proud, gun owning, american. i own a shotgun and a revolver. but i don’t take picture with my guns. as you said, it’s for safety and food. not recreation, and not so that you look like a badass on social media.

          • It’s your gun, you can do whatever you want with it, as long as you are doing no harm to others, that’s the beauty of this thing we call FREEDOM. You should try it sometime.

      • “The liberal uses it to kill and maim children and other innocents.” — And this is why no one will take you seriously. You were doing good up until this line.

  6. I served with her husband in Afghanistan as well as many others, she is what we infantryman would consider the perfect wife. If you have never served in the military or served as a military spouse then you should just stay out of this. To threaten her life, well let me tell you all her husband to include herself would have to do is let the boys know, and I assure you that no one would cross the street to do anything. Holly keep up the good work, you and your family are amazing. And as another post stated “Keep pissing off the hippies”.

    • I guess the grunts version of the perfect wife is different then the tread heads lol I like mine blond and a little less attention prone I like to stay under the radar just saying

    • lol @ “served as a military spouse.” is that what you call it when an attention-starved, trollish stay-at-home mom posts pictures on Twitter trying to get a reaction?

  7. Nothing better illustrates the insanity that passes for current left-wing “thinking” than watching them drench their electronic devices with spittle over something like this.

    “Explain the difference” between Holly and a female suicide bomber?…

    Uh, the fact that Holly’s not a suicide bomber?… I’m just saying….

    But we can expect more and more of this as Leftists become more and more like the Nazis they are always accusing conservatives of being. Remember, Nazi was short for National Socialist and their actual policy differences with Communists were pretty small: they both practiced totalitarian dictatorship, government control of industry, suppression of religion, etc. In fact both could have lodged pretty good charges of plagiarism against each other, depending on whether one of them could prove their group had invented the particular depravity in contention first.

    But let us do what leftists don’t do and be careful what we say. There is one very big difference between American Leftists of today and Nazis:

    American Leftists of today don’t kill people.

    They do everything else like the Nazis: lie, cheat, steal elections, assassinate character, silence or jail their enemies wherever possible, sic oppressive government agencies like the IRS on them, accuse them of everything under the sun and most especially of everything leftists themselves are truly guilty of, cover up for each other, and as Holly knows, leftists certainly threaten to kill you, but so far, as of this moment, as a rule, modern American Leftists don’t actually kill their enemies.

    If and when that changes, modern American Leftists won’t just be somewhat LIKE the Nazis, they will BE the Nazis.

    • You could replace “American Leftist” with “Tea Party Patriot” or “Conservative” or hell… “Politician.” Do not think that those acts are exclusively done by “American Leftists.” Everyone involved in politics does all of that. Hell, the Patriot Act (which is why everyone is mad at Obama and the NSA now) was created by Bush. And it says Patriot Act, so it must be Patriotic, right?

      • Not if you’re honest, you couldn’t. Modern American Leftists are MUCH further down the Totalitarian path, in part because they, especially their fellow travelers in the mainstream news media, cover and cover up for them. The most visible difference is what happens to bad members when they are exposed.

        Bad conservatives and tea party activists are shunned by their groups once exposed; bad Leftists are embraced and protected no matter what they do: lie, cheat, steal, assault women, etc. NOTHING a modern American Leftist can do will cause other modern American Leftists to turn on him,… except of course being insufficiently Leftist. This “party uber alles” attitude is the basic problem; it leads you down the totalitarian path. In theory it could happen to any group of any political stripe, but in America today it is only happening to Leftists.

        Take just the IRS scandal. It is beyond denying that the Obama administration systematically used the IRS to harass conservative political groups, all of which is entirely illegal. The closest parallel on the right is when President Nixon tried to get hold of the tax returns of ONE hostile columnist.

        That was the basis of one of the articles of impeachment against him. Leftists have dined out on that story for 40 years, but when one of their own corrupted the entire agency, nothing but yawns.

        Hypothetically, if President Obama managed to provoke violence by trying to force busloads of illegal immigrants onto places that don’t want them and used it as an excuse to declare martial law and cancel the upcoming elections, how many modern American Leftists do you think would do anything but cheer?

        Not very many I’m afraid.

        As for the Patriot Act, like was the case with the wartime acts of Lincoln, Wilson, and FDR before, this is a potentially dangerous wartime act in the wrong hands, and it is certainly in the wrong hands today.

        • First, let me say, it is amazingly refreshing to see a thought out response on an internet forum and you didn’t just call me a “nazi” as is so common in this thread. So for that, I thank you! I must say I disagree with you. Not that the “American Leftists” don’t cover up for each other, as I believe they do. But I do not believe that the conservatives just shun and abandon their members found doing wrong. I believe both parties are guilty of circling the wagons around each other to the exclusion of logic and the best interests of the American public.

          Unfortunately, I do not have time to give you the proper response you deserve, as I have to go to work. But I will try to respond to you when I get home.

    • it’s the extremist attitude. holly’s not a suicide bomber because she’s not in that same situation as that woman, in any kind of way. if she was, things might be different.

  8. She complains she can’t afford healthcare for her kid. Seems like she can afford a lot of guns. After the child is born guns take priority

    • iPhones and Playstations are pretty expensive too. So, I take it that you’d be cool with me going around and telling everyone who got a healthcare subsidy that they need to sell those off, or stop complaining about not being able to afford healthcare. Right?

  9. She really does make sense about ignoring the party lines. However, she was trolling so of course she is going to have to expect it coming back.

  10. I dispute #3 as a fact. It’s a fact that she SAYS she’s received them. IF she’s been receiving them, why not post a few?

  11. Yeah I served in the military too.
    I don’t give a fuck about her views her life her face, I’m posting this and
    closing this window. Most her fans can’t spell worth a shit think for shit and
    are a fucking drain on our society so please kill yourself. Stay out of my personal
    affairs what goes in my body what comes out of my body, unless you want me to shit
    on your goddamn face.

  12. A tip of the helmet and a rose to you, Holly. My wife and I believe as you do and we’ll share a foxhole with you and your husband anytime.

  13. The only salvation the US will ever see will come from the patriotic right wing of America. The left doesn’t care if the US goes down in flames. They somehow believe that they can be instrumental in dismantling the US and yet still be able to go to Starbucks for a latte when the mood hits them. Stupid assholes.

  14. Of cousre this crappy blog forgot to show you what she said alongHobby Lobby pic. She called out liberals and said hopn’t explode.

    She called peopleout and they responded.Second if she was just trying to support Hobby Lobby and the decsion why the Chik-Fil-A cup? One has nothing to do with the other. She asked for it and got it. idon’t see the problem here.

  15. Holly Fisher is a person that decided it would give her immense satisfaction to insult other’s beliefs. She dressed up and setup her pictures with the sole purpose of saying “fuck you” to those that disagree with HER beliefs. This is the typical Conservative thought process – ‘we are moral because we have the bible so you all must do as we say’… It makes a person wonder if she has ever read that bible of if she simply chooses to stand behind it and not live by it.

    • Where did she tell you to do as she says? When did she say everyone should think like her and be like her? When did she say “fuck you” to any of you whining little pussies? So her doing her thing and living her life is an insult to you? I’m pretty sure your mommy just called you, time to run along.

  16. Albert Einstein said something that becomes more and more profound every time I read what the liberals post here. He said, “Two things are limitless. The universe and human stupidity. And I’m not sure of the first.

    • So you took the time to enlighten the world and all you have is to call someone a name? What grade are you in? Your comments are consistent with that of a Conservative. Contribute nothing, blindly criticize everything without anything of your own to contribute. BTW – I’m rubber you’re glue…

      • I would like to discuss this further, but I’m down in my bunker and I’m busy. I have guns to clean, some ammo to load, a little Bible study and then it’ll be time for some CONSERVATIVE talk radio.
        BTW- you’re a moron.

  17. I am probably in the minority on this page because I am pro-choice and an Atheist and yet I am pro-2nd Amendment. That being said, I hate that she has been getting death threats. Her husband is a hero for serving our country. I may disagree with some of her beliefs, but she has a right to express them without being called names and without her life being threatened. Democrats cannot say there is a “war on women” and then attack a woman for having different beliefs. Keep expressing your opinion Holly!

  18. I’m not a liberal, and I think she’s fucking retarded. Not to mention, in the picture in front of the flag, she has her fucking finger on the trigger.

  19. These comments couldn’t have hit Godwin’s Law any faster had the original article actually been about Hitler. We suck as a species. You all realize that, don’t you. None of you are helping the with the advancement of humanity. None of you. In fairness, I’m not either. But at least I’m not actively (and metaphorically) throwing stones onto the path of progress. We are all terrible, terrible beings. Just really awful. And I am embarrassed and ashamed for all of us. Embarrassed and ashamed on your behalf… because it is obvious that as a group we haven’t the wit to be to either.

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