A few days ago, Kaltenbach, who is a pastor at the nondenominational Discovery Church went to do his shopping at US supermarket chain Costco in Simi Valley, California, and saw something that really did not sit well with him.
He came across a number of copies of the Bible in the supermarket’s science fiction section.
“Each copy had a sticker that said: “$14.99 Fiction,” Kaltenbach said.
The pastor claims he made several attempts to speak with the store managers but had no luck. He decided to take a photo and publish it on Twitter.
“People are pretty shocked and upset,” Kaltenbach said. “We are supposed to be living in an era of tolerance, but what Costco did doesn’t seem too tolerant.”
The pastor added that no one is forcing Costco staff to believe but they should respect those who do. The book could have been labelled as “religion”.
Kaltenbach said the store never apologised and its executives did not wish to comment on the incident. They just put it down to a “human error at the warehouse.”