A Costco store in California got into hot water when it placed on a shelf labeled as ‘Fiction’.
Caleb Kaltenbach, pastor of Discovery Church, came across the Bibles while shopping for a gift and tweeted the picture on Friday with the comment: “Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm…”
That didn’t sit well with members of his congregation.
“I was completely offended. It’s wrong, and I believe that the Bible is real,” Shellie Dungan told KTLA-TV.
Word of the fiction label spread quickly on social media, propelling Kaltenbach onto local and national TV broadcasts, including Fox News, which labeled its segment “50 Shades of Fiction?”
Of course, the store immediately responded by relabeling the Bibles but the story did not say to what category.
But Dungan is right in one respect. The Bible is real. It is the stories in in that are mostly fiction. But I don’t think that will soothe her offended feelings.