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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Target is transferring cashiers who avoid pork

In the wake of community criticism, Target Corp. is reassigning its Muslim cashiers who refuse to ring up pork products for religious reasons to other jobs at the stores.

Target received a wave of criticism earlier this week after the Star Tribune reported in a front-page article that some Muslim cashiers at Target declined to scan bacon and other pork products. They would call over another cashier to ring up the products, or in some cases, ask customers to do it themselves.

Some customers called and wrote Target to complain about the practice; a few called for a general boycott of Target on the Star Tribune's community blog, buzz.mn.

Chris Serres and Matt McKinney

Can we expect the ACLU and other leftist organizations to jump in and force Target to fire or discipline these employees? It only seems fair since they are trying to get the government to force pharmacists and obstetricians to dispense morning after pills and perform abortions, despite their religious objections.


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