Costco Sorry About Labeling Bible 'Fiction'
Pastor spotted it, raised a stink
By John Johnson, Newser Staff | Suggested by WarmWeatherGuy
Posted Nov 20, 2013 6:04 PM CST
In this image provided by Caleb Kaltenbach, a Bible for sale at a Costco Store in Simi Valley, Calif., is labeled with a price tag for fiction.   (AP Photo/Caleb Kaltenbach)

(Newser) – Costco is trying to wriggle out of an inadvertent theological debate it entered this week with an apology. The flap began when a pastor in California's Simi Valley spotted a Bible for sale with a label of "fiction," reports the LA Times. After Caleb Kaltenbach's resulting Twitter post started drawing attention nationally, the retailer explained to Fox News that a distributor "mislabeled a small percentage of the Bibles." But it also took responsibility for not catching the mistake, adding, "We greatly apologize for the error."

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Dec 1, 2013 11:26 PM CST
Why not in the Jewish literature section?
Nov 22, 2013 4:11 PM CST
well its certainly not non-fiction. snakes cant talk
Chaim DeLoye
Nov 22, 2013 7:03 AM CST
It should have been label as "Children's Literature".