Fresh off their landmark religious freedom victory before the Supreme Court over the Obamacare mandate forcing some faith-driven employers to violate their consciences by providing contraceptives that likely induce abortion, the family that owns Hobby Lobby is moving forward with plans to build a Bible museum near the national mall in Washington, DC.
The yet-to-be-named museum – scheduled to open in 2017 – will welcome people of all faiths and feature historic Bibles, Torahs and ancient Judeo-Christian manuscripts collected by the Green family in recent years.
While some detractors see the museum as a “threat” and have voiced concerned about the Green family’s agenda, the $800 million project embodies the kind of giving back to the community that Faith Driven Consumers like to see from companies that are overtly run on Christian principles and a biblical worldview.
According to Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, the Bible is “a reliable historical document” that needs to be reintroduced to an America that is “in danger because of its ignorance of what God has taught.” Before a New York audience last year, Green noted, “There are lessons from the past that we can learn from, the dangers of ignorance of this book. We need to know it. If we don’t know it, our future is going to be very scary.”
While the primary backers of the venture are members of the Green family, a national fundraising campaign will be launched soon allowing others to contribute to the museum’s establishment.
As a Faith Driven Consumer, would you take your family to a Bible museum if you were visiting our nation’s capital? Is this a project that you’d be willing to support?
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