Devout Department Stores

Today’s addition to the “stupidity reigns in American retailing” pile involves department store chain Boscov’s being sued for religious discrimination by two Christians, two Wiccans and a pagan after canceling religion classes it had planned to teach.

Why on earth would a department store chain have any interest whatsoever in teaching any sort of religion class? Legal implications aside, what the heck does it have to do with selling merchandise?