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Costco apologizes for California bible flap

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 3:26pm  ET

In this image provided by Caleb Kaltenbach on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, a Bible for sale at a Costco Store in Simi Valley, Calif., is label with a price tag for fiction. Kaltenbach a pastor of Discovery Church, recently came across the Bible while shopping for a gift at the store. He took a photo and posted it on social media with the comment: “Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm...", The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Costco has since apologized, saying in a statement a distributor mislabeled a small percentage of Bibles before they were sent to the store. The company said they are correcting the mistake for future distribution. (AP Photo/Caleb Kaltenbach)

MESFIN FEKADU
AP Music Writer

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- A Costco store in Southern California drew some unwanted attention this week after labeling some of its Bibles as fiction.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/18nVqRy) Wednesday that Discovery Church pastor Caleb Kaltenbach recently came across the Bibles with "Fiction" written on the price tag while shopping for a gift at a Costco store in Simi Valley. He took a photo and posted it on social media with the comment: "Costco has Bibles for sale under the genre of FICTION Hmmmm..."

Costco has since apologized, saying in a statement a distributor mislabeled a small percentage of Bibles before they were sent to the store. The company said it is correcting the mistake for future distribution.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com


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