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Exclusive: Feds Investigate Hobby Lobby Boss for Illicit Artifacts

posted on October 27, 2015

At The Daily Beast, scholars Candida Moss and Joel Baden report that the Green family, the owners of Hobby Lobby, have been “under federal investigation for the illicit importation of cultural heritage from Iraq.” The Greens have been buying biblical antiquities for their upcoming Museum of the Bible, set to open in 2017. Last year, they won a Supreme Court case against the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds. “The Greens are worth $4.5 billion or so. If they are indeed prosecuted, no fine could make a significant dent in their financial well-being,” Moss and Baden write. “But for a company and a family that have built their reputation on a particular set of Christian values, this investigation may hurt more than any financial penalty could.”

Read at The Daily Beast