A bookstore in Texas has sparked some comments – and criticisms – for having displayed a number of books about Barack and Michelle Obama under a “Religion” sign in the children’s section of its facility.
Borders bookstore display of Barack and Michelle Obama books
Gary Stone of Texas said he got the image in an e-mail and couldn’t believe it, so he drove to the Borders bookstore in nearby Dallas and found exactly this: A series of books about Barack and Michelle Obama featured under a “Religion” sign in the store’s childrens section.
He said he sent the information to a list of e-mail buddies.
“Holy False Prophets, Batman,” he wrote. “When I received this e-mail, my first thought
was ‘photoshop.’ It can’t be that bad out there, can it?
“It can and it is. I drove down to this Borders location at lunch and not
only confirmed this picture, I got a couple of my own on my cell phone,” he said.
Borders corporate spokeswoman Ann Roman told WND there was no intention on the part of the staff to associate books about the Obamas with religion.
“We are a completely politically neutral organization,” she said. “As you can imagine we carry every political perspective, authors from both parties.
“What happened here is those books were for kids and they were put under an overarching sign. Our team did not mean to imply an inappropriate classification,” she said.