Sometimes standing firm for Christ leads to persecution. Other times, though, the courage shown is recognized, even honored.
Steve Green, owner of Hobby Lobby and the founder of Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., was presented Saturday with the William L. Armstrong Award for Visionary Leadership in Service to the American Idea for 2020. The recognition came from the Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s public policy think tank.
“The Green family’s boldness in standing for religious freedom has a lasting legacy for American families,” said Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute and chairman of the Western Conservative Summit. “America is freer because of Steve Green.”
The award was presented by Wil Armstrong, William L.’s son, during Centennial Institute’s virtual Western Conservative Summit. He told Green he was presenting the award:
—”for demonstrating a lifetime of commitment to the cause of religious freedom,
—for using business for God’s glory and for standing firm when it was challenging to do so,
—for illuminating the Bible and its influence in our great country and
—for your passion for the future of America and for its generations to come.”
“It’s with heartfelt gratitude that I say thank you for all you’ve done and for all you continue to do,” Armstrong added during the presentation.
When receiving the award with his wife, Jackie, at his side, Green said, “It’s an honor for me to receive the award named after your father. His fortitude and his faith were visible.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News