Target shifts Muslims who won’t ring up pork
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Author:  Catherine [ Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:08 am ]
Post subject:  Target shifts Muslims who won’t ring up pork

[url=]Target shifts Muslims who won’t ring up pork Department stores in Minn. reassign some cashiers over religious conflict

MINNEAPOLIS - Muslim cashiers at some local Target stores who object to ringing up products that contain pork are being shifted to other positions where they don’t need to, the discount retailer said Saturday.

The Star Tribune reported this past week that some Muslim cashiers at local Targets had declined to scan pork products such as bacon because doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs. They would ask other cashiers to ring up such purchases, or sometimes customers would scan those items themselves, the newspaper reported.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. has now offered its local Muslim cashiers who object to handling pork the option of wearing gloves while cashiering, shifting to other positions or transferring to other nearby stores.

“We are confident that this is a reasonable solution for our guests and team members,” Target spokeswoman Paula Thornton-Greear said in a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press on Saturday.

Greear said it was a localized problem and that it would be handled on a case-by-case basis.

This is ridiculous. It's like those pharmacists who refuse to sell birth control products. :roll:

The story also relates how taxi drivers are refusing service to passengers who are carrying alcohol.

Do the job you've been hired to do or find a job that doesn't interfere with your relilgious beliefs! Stop trying to make your religion a part of other people's lives.

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