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We're Getting Our First Peek At The Museum Of The Bible Ahead Of Its Weekend Opening

We're Getting Our First Peek At The Museum Of The Bible Ahead Of Its Weekend Opening
Updated 6 months ago

 The Museum of the Bible, a $500 million project that was in part created and funded by Steve Green, CEO of the family owned, conservative Christian chain Hobby Lobby, will open this week in Washington D.C. 

 In 2014 Hobby Lobby went to the U.S. Supreme Court to fight for exemption from covering the cost of birth control for its female employees under the Affordable Care Act.  The Oklahoma based company was also ordered to pay a $3 million fine for importing smuggled artifacts out of Iraq. They also agreed to forfeit the artifacts. Green has stated that the stolen items were never meant for the museum. 

Reporters and other influencers were allowed a preview. The Greens have invited  House and Senate leaders to a gala fundraiser for the museum that will be held at the Trump International Hotel. 

The museum opens to the public on November 17th, 2017.

Reactions to the museum were mixed.

H/T: AP, Twitter