Costco Apologizes for Labeling The Bible a Work of "Fiction"

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A Costco location in California has apologized for labeling what it describes as a "small percentage" of its Bible inventory as "Fiction."

The issue was brought to the attention of the store after Caleb Kaltenbach - a pastor at Simi's Discovery Church - noticed the placement of the Bibles and Tweeted:

"Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm......,"

The pastor's congregation subsequently threatened a boycott, with one member telling KTLA:

"I was completely offended. I believe the Bible is real and it shouldn't be marked fiction."

Kaltenbach was hesitant to say Christians were under "persecution" for the act, but did add in an interview with Fox News:

"On the other hand, I believe that we do need to stand up for our faith and we need to be vocal about our concerns."

In a statement, Costco says of this mistake, one of biblical proportions:

"We deeply regret the mislabeling of the Bible and meant no offense to anyone. The buyer has let us know that this was an error and the books are being pulled off the shelves to be re-marked.

"We take responsibility and should have caught the mistake. We are correcting them this with them for the future. We greatly apologize for this error."

And Kaltenbach seems satisfied with the resolution.

"It caused a lot of controversy, it's caused a lot of conversation," he told Elizabeth Hasselback, acknowledging that it was "probably was a mistake" on Costco's part, but: "I have no idea."

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If the Holy Qur'an was right next to it labeled as fiction as well, would this be different? In fact, it would. All you libtards on here would call it suppression by white Americans unto brown people of the middle east or racism or religious intolerance or whatever you guys find to "protest". I find it ridiculous, yes, but Costco should be more careful in what books it carries, specially when it comes to books on which entire religions are based on.




Well, if you believe in dragons, giants and the world being only 6,000 years old then I guess you can label the Bible as non fiction. Personally, I take it as seriously as I do the Lord of the Rings.


What is your ignorant ass talking about? You know nothing. Allegorical? Where the hell did you pull that out of your ass. Sounds like you have been listening to a lot of fiction.


But it IS fiction! There is no proof whatsoever that it is non-fiction. What is wrong with CostCo???

@ Cary

Regardless if it is fiction or not, the insult is there. This isn't about whether its fiction or not, its about insulting people's religion. In fact, liberals usually complain about "Merry Christmas" because it has "Christ" in it, but who takes Christmas literally these days??

@ Cary

Yeah- like you were there? WTF are you talking.

@ Sims

Are they going to re-mark it as non-fiction? Honestly the bible is completely fictional to me. My opinion


Costco is a good company, and didnt mean anything bad.


Costco is a good company and didnt mean anything rude, probably Walmart behind the smear.


The Christian Bible is more fiction than fact since the stories are allegorical, a popular style at that time in history.


In all honesty, it could very well be a work of fiction in that nobody really knows who the author of the book is."