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  • Hobby Lobby to forfeit Bible artifacts, pay $3M fine

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 06, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BP) -- Hobby Lobby Stores will forfeit thousands of improperly acquired ancient biblical artifacts and pay a $3 million fine in a civil settlement the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced July 5.

    The settlement closed a federal investigation of the store's 2010 purchase and subsequent importation of more than 5,500 artifacts from dealers who did not disclose the items' Iraqi origin. Hobby Lobby paid $1.6 million for the artifacts, including Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets, bricks and clay bullae used in ancient writings and seals. Read More

  • Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Neil Gorsuch steadfastly refused to provide judge-like commentary on such issues as abortion and assisted suicide in his confirmation hearings but was not reluctant to explain his ruling in a vital religious liberty case.

    President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court answered questions about his role in supporting the free exercise of religion rights of Hobby Lobby Tuesday (March 21) as a member of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. Gorsuch responded to questions about the religious liberty case from both Democrats and Republicans during 10 hours of questioning by the 20 members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Read More

  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, October 28, 2015 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Hobby Lobby craft chain owners the Greens are under federal investigation to determine whether the family illegally imported Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets from Israel for display in the family's Bible museum, the Daily Beast reported.

    The U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of as many as 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Oklahoma, the Hobby ... Read More

  • Green's Bible museum construction nears

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, November 14, 2014 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Construction on the Museum of the Bible will begin by Dec. 1 as the final tenants leave the Washington D.C. site that will house the building just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, museum board Chairman Steve Green said. Read More