Hobby Lobby’s Green family meets with Pope Francis- Washington Post
“The Greens are in Rome for the launch of one of their traveling exhibits, “Verbum Domini II” (Latin for “The Word of the Lord”).
“The purpose of the meeting was to thank the pope for the loan of items to the exhibit from the Vatican museum and library,” said Jennifer Sheran of DeMoss, the Atlanta public relations firm that represents the Greens. “The pope did ask how the (Hobby Lobby) case was progressing.”
Eighteen members of the Green family met with the pope, Sheran said, as well as 10 members from the American Bible Society. The meeting lasted 30 minutes.
The exhibit located at the Braccio di Carlo Magno museum runs April 2 to June 22 and includes 200 ancient and rare biblical texts and artifacts. The head of the Museum of the Bible, which oversees the Green collection traveling exhibits, also joined the gathering with the pope.
This is the second time items from the Green Collection have been on display in Vatican City. Their first display appeared during Lent and Easter season in 2012, but Pope Benedict XVI was traveling during the Greens’ visit.” End of quote. For full article click on “Washington Post” hypertext above.
Another source, same text: http://www.religionnews.com/2014/03/31/hobby-lobbys-green-family-meets-pope-francis/
And: http://sojo.net/blogs/2014/04/01/hobby-lobbys-green-family-meets-pope-francis **Sojourners is by Jim Wallis a false teacher and this link is by no means an endorsement!
From Washington Street Journal: WSJ click for full article
“David Green calls the chain of 560 Hobby Lobby arts-and-crafts stores he founded a religious business.
A 53-employee choir was belting out hymns one recent morning at the headquarters here. Stores close Sundays. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.’s true owner, Mr. Green says, is God.
That is why Mr. Green will find himself seated in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday for a landmark religious-freedom case brought by his company.
“I have deeply held convictions,” he says “and I should not have to be required by the government to violate my conscience.”
Mr. Green says closely held Hobby Lobby can’t comply with Affordable Care Act regulations that require it to offer certain contraceptives in employee health plans.
The Obama administration disagrees. In court papers, the federal government says for-profit companies like family owned Hobby Lobby aren’t entitled to religious-freedom protections. The Green family’s religious beliefs are sincere, it says, but don’t trump the law.
“We’re not a secular business,” says Mr. Green, the 72-year-old chief executive, who attends a Pentecostal church three times a week.
Mr. Green was born in Emporia, Kan., the son of a pastor. He attended eight schools in 12 years as the family moved between church jobs.” End of quote.
I must apologize to my readers, I did not do a thorough search on the “Green” family. I was paying attention, only in passing, to this story because it is a religious liberty case that has the potential to affect many Christians. I had not realized that this organization, or “Corporation” rather, had succumbed to compromise by seeking out a greater Lobby (pun intended), the Roman Catholic Church Lobby. I was tipped off to this topic by my scanning over the blog: Galatians4. I knew the topic deserved greater investigation and upon reading through a few other accounts it appears there’s a greater agenda to this than a mere face value “fight for our Religious liberties.” Of course there is a dual agenda, isn’t this the typical modus operandi of the global elite, the sinister bed fellows of the Jesuits and the Illuminati? You can laugh at the thought that there are groups such as mentioned conducting themselves in the shadows seeking to bring about a predetermined end game, but if you do as I did and research just a bit you’d find that these men are not operating in the shadows. Pope Francis is a Jesuit Priest himself and it’s touted as an honorable title. Let’s not neglect to mention the blatant and deafening silence that emanates from pulpits on Masons and their blasphemous mens club. So they do exist we’re just not allowed to call them evil. I’m sure a great many “Christian” pastors support Hobby Lobby as a Christian business and want to see them succeed in the court system but how many will call the Green family out for appealing to the Jesuit Pope for help? How many will tell their parishoners/members that the Greens have a history of dealing and cohorting with the Vatican? …cricket sounds… Hmmm. Ok, well not to sound like a hypocrite, but I must disclose that I purchase items at Hobby Lobby for my home, I also love me a grilled chicken sandwich with waffle fries from Chick-fil-A, but that doesn’t mean that I expect them to defend my faith or that they will do the right thing when their own Billions are at stake! My faith is not in man or the agencies of man. Do we have Religious Liberty in the US? Some would say yes, but then again they haven’t tried to get a pro-life commercial on t.v, or a same sex marriage ad! We do have some religious liberty to a degree in the US for now. Is it under attack? For Sure! Is it being eroded away to make way for religious persecution; and I mean real religious persecution not just a dirty look from on lookers as you say grace over your meal at your local steak house? Yes, yes it is being eroded and what are you going to do when it is no longer lawful for you to pray to God the Father in the name of His Son Jesus Christ? Because these mega Christian corporations are as apostate as they come…
American Bible Society’s President Meets with Pope Francis to Encourage Bible Reading Among Catholics-
Yesterday,(April 2, 2014) American Bible Society President and CEO Roy Peterson had a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis.
According to a news release from the American Bible Society (ABS), while the meeting was the first for Peterson, it was the continuation of an ongoing dialog between ABS and Roman Catholic leadership around the importance of Bible engagement to the Christian life.
Also in attendance at the meeting were a delegation of ABS staff and members of the Green Family, the driving force behind The Green Collection of Bible artifacts.
“It was an honor to meet with His Holiness Pope Francis and hear him speak about his personal passion for Scripture,” said Peterson, speaking in the news release from from Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence where the Holy Father makes his home.
He added, “Papal endorsement of the importance of God’s Word will encourage Catholics around the world to open the Scripture for themselves and experience its life-changing message.”
Peterson, who took the helm of the 198-year-old American Bible Society just two months ago, believes the ministry’s relationship with the Catholic Church is an important part of the larger Bible engagement movement taking place today.
“I felt God’s favor on the Bible movement today,” said Peterson in the release.
He continued, “The Bible is at the center of the Christian faith, whether that faith is expressed through a Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox tradition. It is exciting to see how God is knitting together the broader Christian family through our shared love for His Word.”
Peterson is at Vatican City to celebrate the April 1 inauguration of Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations, a special exhibit showcasing more than 200 ancient artifacts and rare biblical texts.
The exhibit will make its home at the Baccio De Carlo Magno museum on St. Peter’s Square and will remain at St. Peter’s until June 22.
According to the news release, the exhibition is sponsored in part by American Bible Society and features artifacts from both the Vatican collection and The Green Collection.
A yet-to-be-named museum in Washington, D.C. will be home to the Green Collection, an assemblage of rare biblical texts and artifacts from The Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby retail chain.