Shame on Hobby Lobby for smug­gling re­li­gious ar­ti­facts

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD - Re: Mary Ann Martin,

“Hobby Lobby fined $3M over smug­gled Iraqi ar­ti­facts,” July 6 news story.

What has this world come to? Doesn’t any­body have any true in­tegrity? Hobby Lobby is closed on Sun­days and plays Chris­tian mu­sic through­out its stores. It’s been said that its own­ers are “de­vout Chris­tians.”

I was al­ways kind of root­ing for them for liv­ing their faith through their busi­ness prac­tices — but so long, Hobby Lobby; hello, Michaels or Tar­get. The own­ers of Hobby Lobby “smug­gled an­cient Iraqi re­li­gious ar­ti­facts and in­ten­tion­ally mis­la­beled them for im­port.” Steve Green, Hobby Lobby’s pres­i­dent, and owner of the largest col­lec­tion of re­li­gious ar­ti­facts in the world, is open­ing a Mu­seum of the Bi­ble this fall.

Shame on Green — he paid a $3 mil­lion fine and said he should have been more care­ful in buy­ing the ar­ti­facts. Re­ally? What would Je­sus do? Shop else­where.

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