Costco apologizes for California bible flap

Costco apologizes for listing Bibles as fiction in California store

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Costco apologizes for California bible flap

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In this image provided by Caleb Kaltenbach on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, a Bible for sale at a Costco …

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 ( 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.


Information from: Los Angeles Times,

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