November 20, 2013 1:30 am -

caleb-kaltenbachMore clutching of pearls, stumbling to the fainting couch, and feigned victimhood from a fundamentalist preacher looking to glom onto a little media exposure:

A California pastor says he found the Bible filed under “fiction” at a Costco store near his home.

Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach said he made the discovery Friday while shopping for a present for his wife in Simi Valley.

“All the Bibles were labeled as fiction,” said Kaltenbach, pastor at the nondenominational Discovery Church. “It seemed bizarre to me.”

The pastor said he checked the shelf for other Bibles, and he told Fox News’ Todd Starnes that each copy had a sticker that said: “$14.99 Fiction.”

Kaltenbach said none of the Costco employees he found would answer his question about the Bibles, so he took a photo of one and posted 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 said he doubted the Washington-based company would have labeled a Koran as fiction and took the label personally.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.