"A ridiculous hit job." That's how one analyst describes Newsweek and author Nina Burleigh's cover story on the soon-to-be-opened Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.
Burleigh says the aim of the Museum of the Bible is "to prove the Bible factually accurate and historically true." And that, she opines, is "perhaps more appropriate in an Oklahoma City Sunday school than it is in the capital of a heterogeneous country like the United States."
The museum – which is being built by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green just blocks from the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall – is set to open in the fall of 2017. According to the museum's website, the "History" floor of the multi-level structure will feature more than 500 world-class artifacts documenting the Bible's "preservation, translation, and transmission" across centuries and cultures.
In her article, however, Burleigh accuses the $400-million effort of being "culturally provincial," containing "exclusionary values," and conveying "anti-science propaganda."
Dan Gainor of Media Research Center never ceases to be amazed at the lengths a biased media will go to denigrate Christianity.
"What a ridiculous hit job," he says, referring to Burleigh's article. "I mean, really – the most important book in the history of mankind."
The Newsweek correspondent doesn't limit her criticism to the museum, taking on the people behind it. She describes the Green family as "the Koch brothers of the evangelical movement and have spent hundreds of millions to blur the line between church and state." And the family, she smugly adds, "is prepared to spend big to make America a truly Christian nation again. Their kind of Christian."
Gainor says to consider the source. "The people who are attacking [the Green family] don't believe the Bible has any credibility, don't acknowledge countless historical examples of proof, don't believe in Christianity, don't believe in God – there's no winning with them," he tells OneNewsNow.
And according to the MRC spokesman, their opinion of Christians is just as bad as their opinion of the Museum of the Bible.
"They look at the world as if you believe in God – especially if you believe in the Christian God; [if you] really believe it – then you're a knuckle-dragging moron."