In his first nationally televised interview since winning a landmark Supreme Court victory for religious freedom, the president of Hobby Lobby has revealed his next big undertaking.
Steve Green says that he’s spearheading the development of the National Museum of the Bible not far from where the Supreme Court recently ruled that Hobby Lobby could, because of religious objections, opt out of providing certain contraceptive drugs to its employees.
As the Washington Post reports, the Bible Museum is another big challenge for a man accustomed to taking on big challenges:
Earlier this year, Hobby Lobby became a household name for non-scrapbooking reasons when the company took on the White House in a controversial Supreme Court case over whether employers had to include no-cost coverage of contraception to employees. The Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby’s favor in June, and among religious conservatives, in particular, the Pentecostal Greens were hailed as heroes.
As the dust from that court victory settles, Green is focusing on a new mission in Washington. Construction begins next month on the as-yet-unnamed Bible museum, and when it opens in 2017, it will be one of the largest museums in the city, about the same size as the nearby Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
You can watch Steve Green’s interview with “Fox and Friends” host Steve Doocy by clicking on the video above.
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.