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  • What’s Inside DC’s New $800 Million, Theme-Park-Influenced Museum Of The Bible

    11/25/2017 11:30:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/24/2017 | Josh Shepherd
    Even skeptics are wowed by the high-tech museum. Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Kennicott called Museum of the Bible ‘stocked with historic treasures.’ By Josh ShepherdNovember 20, 2017 The professor of Jewish studies passes under an ornate archway, leading to another part of the sprawling History of the Bible floor. Keeping up with him isn’t easy, as we dodge workers who continue to install museum panels before opening day.“There’s nothing false anywhere,” Professor Lawrence Schiffman says over his shoulder, gesturing towards dozens of Torah scrolls carefully lit for preservation. “I’ve been walking around even today, reading more labels. We keep...
  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • Constitutional Lawyer Who Won Hobby Lobby Case Awaits Confirmation to 5th Circuit

    11/10/2017 9:09:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2017 | Micah Rate
    One of President Trump's judicial nominees is getting much-needed support from the Judicial Crisis Network. The network is throwing its support behind Kyle Duncan, President Trump's choice for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Louisiana.Duncan has quite the track record. He is a Constitutional lawyer and represented Hobby Lobby in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hobby Lobby case tackled the question of whether or not the Religious Freedom Act of 1993 allows a business to not provide contraception to its employees based on the sincerely held religious beliefs of its owners. In a...
  • President Donald Trump taps two for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court (Kyle Duncan, Kurt Englehardt)

    09/28/2017 11:26:31 AM PDT · by abb · 10 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 28, 2017 | Mark Ballard
    Conservative Christian legal warrior Kyle Duncan and Chief U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt were nominated Thursday to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. President Donald Trump will make the announcement this afternoon. The New Orleans-based 5th Circuit hears appeals from Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. Judge throws out part of suit against Louisiana abortion law A Louisiana native, Duncan practices law in Washington, D.C., specializing in causes involving religious issues and the public sector. He was hired by then Gov. Bobby Jindal to defend a constitutional challenge to a newly passed state law that required doctors who perform abortions...
  • Political Cowboy: "Cotton-gate at Hobby Lobby!" - (Hilarious!)

    09/23/2017 9:00:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | September 19, 2017 | Chad Prather
    This cowboy from Texas is hilarious. Check out some of his other short videos also.
  • People Are Calling For A Total Ban On Cotton Because — You Guessed It — Racism

    09/19/2017 5:46:55 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 151 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Jena Greene
    A woman in Texas berated Hobby Lobby last week for selling cotton as a decorative home accessory. This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton... A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way.PLEASE REMOVE THIS "decor".Daniell Rider posted her complaint to the craft store’s Facebook page: There is nothing decorative about raw cotton. A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves. A little sensitivity goes a long way. PLEASE REMOVE this decor. The post received close to 15,000 shares and...
  • Hobby Lobby’s ‘offensive’ decoration has gone bonkers viral — 33k Facebook reactions and counting

    09/17/2017 8:44:53 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/17/17 | Sarah Taylor
    Daniell Rider, a Hobby Lobby consumer, found a decoration at one of their stores so offensive, she shared the image on Facebook requesting that they remove the decor from their shelves. What was it? Rider on Thursday shared a photo of a shelf with glass bottles containing what appear to be replicas of raw cotton plants. She captioned the photo, “This decor is WRONG on SO many levels. There is nothing decorative about raw cotton… A commodity which was gained at the expense of African-American slaves.” “A little sensitivity goes a long way,” she added. “PLEASE REMOVE THIS ‘decor.'” What...
  • Israeli Authorities Arrest Antiquities Dealers In Connection With Hobby Lobby Scandal

    07/31/2017 8:23:47 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 13 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/31/17 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Israeli police say, authorities arrested five Palestinian antiquities dealers in Jerusalem and confiscated items dating back thousands of years from their homes and shops: papyrus fragments from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the bust of an Etruscan woman, a fresco from Pompeii depicting swimming fish. They also seized more modern objects — two black luxury Audi vehicles — and more than $200,000 in cash.
  • Gorsuch Defends Protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters From Obama Making Them Fund Abortions

    03/21/2017 5:00:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | march 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch defended his role today in protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor from the Obama Administration making them fund abortions. At the time, the Supreme Court nominee said that the Obama Administration was getting in the way of their right to exercise their religious views and opposition to abortion. Gorsuch outlined a broad definition of religious freedom that could point to how he would rule in similar cases regarding abortion if confirmed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ultimately sided with Hobby Lobby and the Court ruled that companies like it can...
  • Neil Gorsuch: Conservatives Praise Trump’s ‘Home Run’ Supreme Court Pick

    01/31/2017 8:39:30 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 31 Jan 2017
    Conservatives were effusive in their praise on Tuesday evening for President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. - Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed said: President Trump won 81 percent of the evangelical vote in no small measure because he made an ironclad pledge that if elected he would fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench. We never doubted then-candidate Trump’s sincerity or commitment, and by nominating Judge Gorsuch, he has now kept that promise....
  • TRUMP'S SUPREME COURT PICK POLARIZES RELIGIOUS US JEWRY

    01/31/2017 9:17:26 PM PST · by Tours · 138 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 1, 2017 | Michael Wilner
    Washington President Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night, fulfilling his campaign promise to nominate a documented judicial conservative to the nation's justiceship. Gorsuch currently serves as a judge on the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. If confirmed by the Senate, he will take the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, considered a lion of the law and a hero of the political Right. Scalia died over a year ago, leaving a vacancy on the nine-judge court. But Republican Senate leadership refused to entertain then-president Barack Obama's choice for...
  • Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Sided With Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor

    01/31/2017 5:44:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 31, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor. Their names were synonymous with major Supreme Court battles to stop the Obama Administration from forcing them and others to pay for drugs that cause abortions. And when it came to their religious freedom to opt out of Obama’s abortion agenda, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch agreed. In a significant ruling in a major landmark case, Gorsuch outlined a broad definition of religious freedom that could point to how he would rule in similar cases regarding abortion if confirmed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ultimately sided with Hobby Lobby and...
  • Hobby Lobby Denounces Clinton's War On Christians,Endorses Trump

    09/02/2016 9:56:41 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breibart.com ^ | September 2, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Hobby Lobby founder and CEO David Green authored a USA Today op-ed on Thursday, denouncing Hillary Clinton’s militant opposition to traditional Christian beliefs and insisting that her Supreme Court picks would rule against Christians’ rights. He also announced that he is endorsing Donald Trump to ensure a Supreme Court that will uphold Americans’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.
  • Hobby Lobby founder endorses Rubio

    02/28/2016 2:11:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | February 28, 2016 | Sarah Ferris
    The prominent conservative founder of Hobby Lobby on Sunday endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for president while ripping apart GOP front-runner Donald Trump David Green, founder and CEO of the arts-and-crafts chain store, said he will vote for Rubio this week in his home state of Oklahoma, which is one of a dozen states holding primaries on Super Tuesday. "Marco Rubio has impressed us with his preparation and the way he carries himself. But most importantly, Marco regularly exhibits humility and gives the glory to God," Green wrote in a statement. "I don't see humility in Mr. Trump, and that...
  • A Museum of the Bible forms in very secular Washington

    12/25/2015 5:20:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 11 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Dec. 24, 2015 | Mario Recio
    The National Mall may be the nation's front lawn, but even at holiday time the museums that line it are only lightly decorated with Christmas trees and lights and not with any religious displays. But a new privately-owned museum is going up just a few blocks away - the Museum of the Bible - that only wants to celebrate Scripture.
  • Obama nemesis Hobby Lobby probed for allegedly buying black market biblical items

    10/29/2015 1:57:33 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    As the world’s foremost collector of rare biblical artifacts, Steven Green may have made a deal with the devil - helping to preserve Iraq’s disappearing Christian heritage by allegedly buying black market items plundered by the Islamic State. Green, whose family-owned Hobby Lobby company clashed bitterly with the Obama administration over federal health care laws that required it to cover reproductive services, is being investigated by Customs & Border Protection reportedly for attempting to smuggle as many as 300 age-old cuneiform tablets from Iraq into the U.S. via Israel, labeling them "tiles." It was not clear if the probe centers...
  • Billionaire Hobby Lobby owners probed in ‘looting’ of artifacts for Bible museum

    10/27/2015 8:39:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 27, 2015 | 9:13am | Emily Saul
    The billionaire owners of craft giant Hobby Lobby are under federal investigation for allegedly looting hundreds of ancient artifacts from the Middle East for use in their personal “Museum of the Bible,” according to a report. The Green family has been under investigation since 2011, the Daily Beast reports, when Memphis customs seized nearly 300 clay tablets en route to the Hobby Lobby headquarters in Oklahoma City. …
  • Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts

    10/27/2015 6:37:21 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 56 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | October 26, 2015 | Candida Moss Joel Baden
    One of America’s most famously Christian businesses is amassing a vast collection of Biblical antiquities. The problem is some of them may have been looted from the Middle East. In 2011, a shipment of somewhere between 200 to 300 small clay tablets on their way to Oklahoma City from Israel was seized by U.S. Customs agents in Memphis. The tablets were inscribed in cuneiform—the script of ancient Assyria and Babylonia, present-day Iraq—and were thousands of years old. Their destination was the compound of the Hobby Lobby corporation, which became famous last year for winning a landmark Supreme Court case on...
  • Hobby Lobby is Bringing the Bible Where It Belongs, Obama OUTRAGED…It’s in the heart of…

    10/21/2015 7:58:46 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 72 replies
    conservative post ^ | 10/21/2015
    When the Green family, founders of U.S. retail chain Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., purchased their first biblical artifact in November 2009, they never expected to assemble in only a few years what is now one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts, objects, and artifacts. Known as the Green Collection, the compilation of around 40,000 objects includes some of the rarest and most significant biblical texts and artifacts ever assembled under one roof. NOW THEY WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH ALL AMERICANS, BUILDING A BIBLE MUSEUM JUST IN THE HEART OF OUR NATION. The museum in Washington,...
  • Labor board judge slaps down Hobby Lobby's arbitration agreements [payback time]

    09/09/2015 6:44:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/9/15 | Sean Higgins
    A National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge ruled that agreements signed by employees of Oklahoma-based arts and crafts company Hobby Lobby requiring them to submit to arbitration rather than go to court in work disputes are unenforceable. The ruling by the government's labor enforcement agency, announced Wednesday, could potentially undermine a common practice used by employers to avoid litigation under federal labor laws. "This is a dramatic decision," said David Rosenfeld, attorney for the Committee to Preserve the Religious Right to Organize, the group that brought the charges against Hobby Lobby. "If the board affirms it and the courts...