Tourists from Mississippi enter the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. on December 5, 2017. Evelyn Hockstein/For the Washington Post via Getty Images.
The loud noise that you can hear from the National Mall in Washington is the sound of brickbats pelting the glass roof of the city’s new Museum of the Bible (MOTB). The museum houses an enormous display of the history and archaeology of the Bible. Its collections are spectacular. Entrance is free. Christian philanthropists paid for it. Evidently, it is for some or all of these reasons that so many of the nation’s critics are outraged.