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  • Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    July 11 2018 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Women & Work seeks to broaden Kingdom productivity

    Women & Work, a ministry launched this year with a panel at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting, seeks to fill a void in Baptist life for women who want to contribute to the Kingdom by working in ministry, working from home or working in the secular world. Courtney L. Moore, the ministry’s founder …

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  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    October 29 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    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 U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Hobby Lobby headquarters …

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  • Hobby Lobby’s Green family postpones launch of curriculum

    July 17 2014 by David Van Biema, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Fresh off their victory in the Supreme Court, the Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby craft chain, appear to have hit a stumbling block in one of their other projects – a potentially controversial public school elective on the Bible.

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  • Hobby Lobby reversal sought in Congress

    July 14 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby reversal sought in Congress

    Congressional Democrats have set themselves against the Supreme Court in the battle over religious liberty, and the lead Southern Baptist spokesman on the issue is urging legislative leaders not to erode the First Amendment right.

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  • After Hobby Lobby ruling, leaders rally around RFRA

    July 2 2014 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    After Hobby Lobby ruling, leaders rally around RFRA

    A diverse coalition of church and synagogue leaders has penned a letter to congressional leaders asking them to renew support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

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  • Hobby Lobby ruling draws Baptists to Twitter

    July 1 2014 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby ruling draws Baptists to Twitter

    Twitter was a preferred format for many Southern Baptist leaders and others to express their reactions in the hours following the landmark Supreme Court decision June 30 to protect the owners of Hobby Lobby and other corporations who, based on sincerely held religious beliefs, refuse to provide abortion-causing drugs to employees.

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  • Baptist leaders comment on SCOTUS ruling

    June 30 2014 by Gregory Tomlin, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Baptist leaders comment on SCOTUS ruling

    The Supreme Court on Monday (June 30) struck down a key mandate of the Affordable Care Act, ruling for the first time "closely held" companies may exercise their religious opinions and conscientiously object to providing abortion-inducing contraceptives to employees through their health insurance plans.

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  • SCOTUS: Hobby Lobby and religious liberty prevail

    June 30 2014 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    SCOTUS: Hobby Lobby and religious liberty prevail

    In a narrow 5-4 landmark decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties and other religious-based companies.

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  • Panel: Don’t ‘shrug off’ religious liberty issue

    June 11 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Panel: Don’t ‘shrug off’ religious liberty issue

    Rick Warren, David Platt and Samuel Rodriguez joined Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Liberty Commission, in addressing June 9 the current status and future of religious freedom in the United States. The event was sponsored by the ERLC.

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  • Moore, Lynn debate Hobby Lobby's liberty

    March 31 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore, Lynn debate Hobby Lobby's liberty

    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore defended America's long-standing religious liberty in a debate with church-state separationist Barry Lynn on C-SPAN March 28. Both expressed disagreements on the free exercise of religion and on a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court only three days earlier.

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  • Pro-Hobby Lobby side remains hopeful

    March 26 2014 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pro-Hobby Lobby side remains hopeful

    On March 25, the justices heard lawyers for the Obama administration and Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties debate the constitutionality of the federal government’s abortion/contraception mandate.  
     

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  • Steve Green stands on faith against Obamacare mandate

    March 21 2014 by Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Steve Green stands on faith against Obamacare mandate

    Founder of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green, says the U.S. government is challenging his unshakeable Christian faith and his religious liberty. Next week (March 25) Green’s path leads straight up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to witness oral arguments in the case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores.

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  • Green family Bible museum closer to opening

    March 10 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Green family Bible museum closer to opening

    A yet-to-be-named Bible museum owned by Hobby Lobby’s Green family moved one step closer to its anticipated 2017 opening in Washington, D.C. The Museum of the Bible, a nonprofit organization, hired David Trobisch as director of the museum’s collections.

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  • Hobby Lobby files brief with Supreme Court

    February 12 2014 by Erin Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hobby Lobby files brief with Supreme Court

    Hobby Lobby filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court Monday Feb. 10 asking the court to protect the religious liberty of the craft chain’s owners in regard to the Health and Human Services contraception mandate.

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  • Let Americans follow their religious beliefs

    February 11 2014 by Tony Perkins and James Lankford, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Let Americans follow their religious beliefs

    The Green family – owners of Hobby Lobby – through the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, filed its brief with the Supreme Court Feb. 10 seeking relief from paying a daily fine of potentially more than $1.3 million for refusing to violate their biblically based views on life.

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