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95 Responses to Religious Descrimination at Tesco Store?

  1. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2009 at 3:52 pm
    Link: Religious Descrimination at Tesco Store? - Has political correctness gone too far, or was Tesco well within their rights?
  2. Profile photo of pdjr
    pdjr Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:09 am
    His jedi powers must be rubbish if he can be whupped by tesco....
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    esopillar34 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:13 am
    "Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood."

    I wanna find a Tesco so I can start shopping there. They sound awesome.

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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:17 am
    ... There are no words. Truly.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:24 am
    really? i mean REALLY!? This is a serious legal issue? bahahhahaaha equallity and tolerance at its finest!
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    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:29 am
    "Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and Luke Skywalker all appeared hoodless without ever going over to the Dark Side and we are only aware of the Emperor as one who never removed his hood."


    BRB shopping for awesome at tesco.

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    draquoir Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:30 am
    "Sith happens"
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    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:46 am
    That retard should just grow up and take it like a man.
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    spp Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:52 am
    Haha oh I do love Tesco. They always have a great sense of humour.
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    agrover Female 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:02 am
    I don`t get why Tesco cares if someone is wearing a hood
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:04 am
    Ha-haha, well they won`t let my son take in a rucksack to carry his food home in. He lives over a mile away, they think he might use it to shoplift stuff. ??? Why don`t they just get him to leave it at the desk? Funny though.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:07 am
    Yay, my link got posted. :)

    I loved the response from Tesco. ;)

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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:10 am
    lol, puns, the puns...

    the comments are so puny

    LOL

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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:25 am
    They should have tazed him in the nuts and then kicked some sense into him with their boots... Now THAT would make a good story.
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    PostModsleaz Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:27 am
    Tesco, I find your lack of faith disturbing.


    (it was only a matter of time)

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    akinis Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:28 am
    Yeah Baal, the comments from Tesco were priceless.

    To me, any religion is just as valid as another. after all, they`re all based on stories. But Tesco destroyed his claim by pointing out that "Yoda, Obi-Wan, and Luke" all appeared in public without hoods.

    That is just a priceless responce. Second place goes to "If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they`ll miss lots of special offers". Awesome.

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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:29 am
    Jedism, the new scientology?
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    punkipenguin Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:34 am
    i don`t see the big deal. they;re just looking for something to cry about.
  19. Profile photo of readme08
    readme08 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:04 am
    A business should reserve the right to exclude or include anyone based on any circumstance. However, if they exclude certain types of people, their business will suffer naturally.
  20. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:08 am
    "I don`t get why Tesco cares if someone is wearing a hood"

    It`s a fairly new thing over here...we`ve had so many problems with `hoodies` that wearing hoods in shopping centres/supermarkets its stopped where possible.

    The hoods scare people, and help conceal the identities of those underneath, so I think it`s fair to remove them if it`s not raining...

    As for this guy...well he`s just a deluded, sad little man...

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:23 am
    They just didnt want an ugly scene by the cheese counter, as Darth Vader was deciding on either the Double Gloucester, or the Red Leicester with chives
  22. Profile photo of Hayllee
    Hayllee Female 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Hehe. Jediism.

    As far as the hood thing goes, shouldn`t a jedi be respectful of someone`s rules? I dunno, I don`t really get into star wars...

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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Next they`ll say I can`t go in there naked! Where are my rights?
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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:32 am
    you founded your own effing religion. SURPRISE, no one takes you seriously.

    grow the eff up.

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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:37 am
    No crazier than a Muslim insisting on wearing a hijab for their religion.
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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:46 am
    Okay, aside from the fact that this guy is a total nerd with a movie based religion (this is America after all) he stated that it only covered the back of his head - why all the fuss? What about all the women who wear the traditional face and head coverings that shop there?? Bet they don`t tell them to take it off!
    The whole thing is pretty funny but the guy has the right to wear whatever nerdy head gear he wants.

    They said it was against store policy. Was it posted?

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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:47 am
    Aaaaahhh, I must correct myself (I actually made a mistake?) yep...I just realized this took place in Wales! All bets are off now.
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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:51 am
    Shunpo, just because someone founds their own religion, doesn`t mean they shouldn`t be taken as seriously (or as not seriously) as anyone of any other religion.
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    chadders42 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 8:55 am
    I think Tesco won this battle.
  30. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:02 am
    I thought this was a spoof at first. Jediism? Really?
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    MisuriX Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:10 am
    Only In North Wales could this happen. But ive worked in Tesco and it has nothing to do with the "religion" but the fact that hoodies and thugs go hand in hand and its just a security thing.
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    gooseberry Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:30 am
    any one else notice "But the grocery empire struck back"?
  33. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:49 am
    "But the grocery empire struck back" - Oh God...

    I`m sorry to any Jedi`s reading, but it is frankly a stupid "religion". It didn`t exist before the films came out, so it`s just a fanboy getting carried away and finding other misguided attic-dwellers like him. He was the loser from the moment he walked in.
    It`s not the only one either, isn`t "cling-on" (or however the hell you spell it) from Star Trek much the same? Just religions to use in R.E exams as a joke, like Pastafarianism. But what`s far more of a joke is that he`s planning to sue Tesco over this!

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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:00 am
    "just because someone founds their own religion, doesn`t mean they shouldn`t be taken as seriously (or as not seriously) as anyone of any other religion."

    Yes it does. If I create my own religion that says I have to wear a strap-on dildo at all times and it is considered rude not to spit on old people, I would expect to be sued pretty damn fast when I picked up my kid at school and spat on the principal.

    The most damning thing is that this mook takes it seriously, whereas, I`m sure, the other 500,000 people in the "religion" are in it for the lulz.

  35. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:02 am
    "If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they`ll miss lots of special offers".
    As much as i hate tesco, this was a pretty good closing comment to the interview.
  36. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:04 am
    And if that is "religious discrimination" you could get off the hook pretty easily when you start stoning to death pretty much any unmarried woman who isn`t a virgin. According to Deuteronomy anyways.
  37. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:16 am
    Akinis:
    My favourite line was actually (Paraphrase) "The only Jedi we know of who didn`t take off his hood was the Emperor"

    Basically: "You`re not a DARK Jedi are you?"

    Although.... I guess the kid could turn around and say he was a Dark Jedi and that this still therefore constitutes discrimination.

    Of course then the (Light?) Jedi would need to attack en masse.

  38. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:31 am
    Madest:
    Also no crazier than telling people they can`t because of their religion, or getting upset about what your neighbors headpiece looks like.

    Want to wear a hood? That`s fine.
    Want to wear a hood because of your religion? Imprisonment/Penalties.

    See: Belgium, France, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, and sparse cases in the UK.

    Including:
    Amsterdam and Utrecht have proposed cutting social security benefit to unemployed women wearing a Burqa.

    Or you could take Phil Woolas who demanded that a veil wearing teacher be sacked, accusing her of "denying the right of children to a full education".

    Or that in the appeals process the court found: "That there had been indirect discrimination, but that this was acceptable".

    If you have a response, please include naked pictures of your mom, after all, I don`t want to misunderstand anything you say. I want a "full education", and the nakeder the fuller.

  39. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:35 am
    Hell, see turkey, where they dropped the female attendance to university by 600`000 thanks to not allowing in people if they wear the headdress.

    A failure on every level except the fight against hats. Feminism down, religious tolerance down, education down, all by spectacular degrees, but YAY no longer will hats plague our universities.

    A victory I think everyone can be proud of.

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    jofo Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:38 am
    I suppose his Jedi mind tricks didn`t work?
  41. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:52 am
    That article was way funny. Those Tesco guys are sharp, discriminators or not.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 10:56 am
    "It didn`t exist before the films came out, so it`s just a fanboy getting carried away"

    So? Xity didn`t exist before Jesus died, and then all of HIS fanboys got carried away.

    Difference? I don`t see one.

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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:09 am
    Jediism(sp?)??? Really?? You`re basing your religious beliefs on a FICTITIOUS movie?? That`s just one step below Scientology, as far as I`m concerned.
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    randasaur Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:11 am
    I`ll tell you something. Jedis man, they hate our way of life!
  45. Profile photo of msieg007
    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:17 am
    Boadicea: Like it or not, Jesus was a real dude. There`s historical evidence of him. Luke Skywalker on the other hand... not so much.
  46. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:17 am
    I Think I love Tesco, maybe even more than Asda, because of this one article.
  47. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:20 am
    msieg007: Like it or not, some people don`t give a poo about Jesus. Lots of people were crucified and had magic powers back then and where are THEIR books and followers? George Lucas exists; Skywalker came out of his brain... Jesus came out of somebody else`s and is skewed forever in literature.

    Difference? I still don`t see one.

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    Nebbie Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:33 am
    @msieg as far as I`m concerned, all of christianity is based on a fictitious book, so... It really isn`t that far off... Also, there is no "historical" evidence of Jesus other than the bible, which can`t be considered fact because it can`t be proven that it`s true. Even then nothing about Jesus was written until over half a century after his supposed death... Just saying.

    These aren`t the hoods you`re looking for...

  49. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:35 am
    This is the most brilliantly written sentence in the article: "But the grocery empire struck back, claiming that the three best known Jedi Knights in the Star Wars movies – Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker – all appeared in public without their hoods."

    Come to think of it, I don`t think Yoda EVER wore a hood, so the Jedi is full of it when he claims that he can`t appear without a hood.

    Nice job knowing your Star Wars facts, TESCO!

  50. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:41 am
    msieg007, there was a real guy called David Koresh as well... doesn`t make what he said true, or in any more ridiculous than a big imaginary father who turned up a mere 6000 years ago and made everything there is in the universe, doctored all the evidence to make us think it was much, much older, and then buggered off never to be heard of again in person other than priests, idiots, and serial killers.

    how is this made up religion any more idiotic than every other made up one including christianity?

  51. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:42 am
    that said... i think he missed a good chance to say to the store staff -

    "i`m not the one you are looking for...."

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    athelstanrex Male 50-59
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:47 am
    I agree with alliknow, Tesco`s response was class.
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    420foy Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:49 am
    people, religion in general is a step down in humanity....everyone`s going to hell yes i know...blahblahblah,,, praise allah or whatever norse mythological creatures you believe. SHUT THE drat UP YOU dratS
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    huskermike Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 11:50 am
    I find it hard to believe a true Jedi would be intimidated by 3 Tesco employees.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    Baal,

    Seems like most people on IAB could give a rats a*s about religious tolerance. You`re talking to the wrong crowd :/

  56. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    Religion can be practiced without interfering with your job. Take the religious garb off. It`s all hocus-pocus anyway.
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    Ophanim Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    Feh, there`s only one sensible religion in the world... Pastafarianism, everyone worship the flying spaghetti monster before it`s too late. Feel the glorious touch of his noodly appendages! (No, not like that!)
  58. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm
    Thinking about it a little more.... it`s probably quite indicative of how mainstream religions got some of their doctrine from too.

    like tescos points out, there`s nothing in the films about a jedi having to be covered on the head.....but this guy has created this rule in `his` church...one of HIS commandments, not yodas. church being the right word really, as he`s not the one who invented a jedi religion, he`s just started a church based on `his` interpretation of what was already an idea.

    same as the catholics did...or the mormons...or any other `church`.

  59. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Not when "interfering with your job" includes any outward display of any unsanctioned beliefs it isn`t.

    Nor is it possible when your own levels of decency are violated in order to quell public Xenophobia.

    Should a woman be asked to drop her pants at a moment`s notice because her employer wants to make sure she has not wearing them based on "outdated religious morals"?

    Would you be making arguments such as "What if her belt loop gets caught on something, clearly she cannot perform her job whilst wearing pants"?

    Maybe a bunch of white kids will feel intimidated by a black teacher or find him exotic and distracting so only "skin colors in keeping with traditional America" are allowed? Maybe you`d be in agreement with that?

    I doubt it, and mainly I doubt it because it is not the current form of socially acceptable bigotry. Anti-theism is.

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    Alpha1971 Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    *sigh* just leave me in a locked room with "Daniel" for about five minutes and I can resolve this whole problem.
  61. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm
    Also, Madest, simply because it is possible for you to do something, does not mean it is desireable for you to be forced.

    This clearly constitutes religious tests to discriminate against another group.

    This is the same as forcing people to recite prayers, executing them if they said them in Latin rather than the accepted English. (See Origins of Goosie Goosie Gander).

    Or anything in the white australia policy, including Egon Erwin Kisch.

  62. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Who knew Tesco had a sense of humor AND pop culture? They handled it pretty well, especially by using the movies as part of their arguments.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    It really blows my mind when sh.t like this happens to people and they honestly don`t understand why people refuse to take it seriously. I`m not saying people shouldn`t take their own beliefs seriously, but just try to see the other side of the argument. You belong to a religion that came from a movie. You`ve gotta learn how to roll with the punches or you`ll only drive yourself insane.
  64. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    Well that`s one more freak gone. Every little helps (a lot of you probably won`t get that joke).
  65. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    I just thought of something else. If he is REALLY a Jedi, why can`t he just wave his hand and say "I don`t need to take off my hood. Move along"
  66. Profile photo of ElSombrero
    ElSombrero Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    I like how they snuck an ad in there.
  67. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm
    Baal, I live in America where religious tolerance is written in the constitution. I`m personally for religious discrimination. I`d never hire a anyone that has to pray 5 times a day. Women in your part of the world aren`t allowed to drive and need to fear being stoned or caned for not covering themselves with a black tablecloth? It`s possible to be religious without wearing it on your sleeve. Besides it`s a big waste of time, there is no God.
  68. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:54 pm
    madest, there is only one country in the whole world, ONE, where women aren`t allowed to drive. ONE. So the whole `your part of the world` is a gross and extremely large generalisation of a particular religion.
  69. Profile photo of apermal
    apermal Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Same applies to the `stoned or caned for not wearing a black tablecloth`.
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    Seamaster Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Seeing that it`s a 23 year old kid who belongs to a sci-fi cult, he`s probably a bizarre turd living in his parents` basement. He just wants to screw the system for some money.

    Thing is, with the ferocious political correctness plaguing poor Britain these days, he`ll probably win the case if he decides to sue.

  71. Profile photo of StudentOfMan
    StudentOfMan Male 40-49
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    September 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Why didn`t he just use the Force? Seriously, all this talk about descrimination...it`s only descrimination when the actor has the authority to impact the victim`s life based upon their beliefs and the victim has no recourse or in finding recourse would suffer further negative action by the actor.

    If this guy doesn`t like it, go to another store for your sandwich and move on.

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    Wow, Madest. Wow.
  73. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    well well WELL within in their rights.
  74. Profile photo of skinnybox
    skinnybox Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    first time im hearing about a jedi religion, think im going to join it.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    "
    No crazier than a Muslim insisting on wearing a hijab for their religion. "

    not necessarily...

    but then again, i`m not the one you`re looking for.

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    danthew Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    I love how Tesco just takes the piss...
  77. Profile photo of apeirophobia
    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    I just don`t understand why they had a policy regarding hoods in the first place...props to Tesco for the good reply though.
  78. Profile photo of apeirophobia
    apeirophobia Female 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    Also, why did they have to take his religious scrimination away?
  79. Profile photo of HUFFER
    HUFFER Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    How idiotic.
  80. Profile photo of RearEchelon
    RearEchelon Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Funny stuff! Also, anyone who starts a religion based on a sci-fi movie franchise should EXPECT persecution...
  81. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    Great post, loved the response from Tesco!
  82. Profile photo of Dfaulted
    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Anyone can form a religion, religions are nice but why should a religion get rights
  83. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Anyone can form a religion, religions are nice but why should a religion get rights?

    I tend to agree. Joke time:

    Q: What`s the difference between Christianity and Jedi-ism?

    A: About 2000 years.

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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:15 pm
    lol they weren`t afraid to go against his religion because they knew he wasn`t going to blow himself up.
  85. Profile photo of AahNold
    AahNold Male 30-39
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    September 22, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    Why didn`t he just wave his hand in front of thier faces and "I dont need to take my hood of"
  86. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Only case of anyone in my family being stoned, Madest, as I`ve said before, are my father, and 6 year old sister.

    In Scotland, for their skin color.

    You`re also wrong about where "my part of the world" is.

    This isn`t "wearing a symbol of your religion" like a cross. It is abiding by what you feel is decent.

    That is why you have (as we`ve discussed before) Niqabs, Abayas, Sheilahs, Bhurkas, Chadors, and so on of all different shapes and sizes.

    Different interpretation as to what "dressing modestly" means.

    what you are saying is people must behave in a way they feel is indecent in order to not be discriminated against.

    Apparently a "part of the world" run by you sounds a lot like what you think "my part of the world" looks like.

  87. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    (Incidentally, women in my country and every neighboring country bar one (Saudi) can drive).

    We`ve discussed Saudi before. Saudi is a poohole. We know this. Everyone knows this. I don`t know of any Arabs who don`t hate it. I know many people from war torn countries like Palestine and Lebanon who would rather go back home than live in Saudi. I don`t know of any exceptions.

    This is what I was talking about when I took China as the only example of a secular state.

    It is a cheap and easy trick. "Hey china does a lot of that whole genocide thing, must be all the Atheism in the water".

    Hell you even have Saudi scholars stating that the rule is cultural not religious.

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    alliknow Female 18-29
    155 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 2:41 am
    The reason Tesco has the banning of wearing hoods thing is because a lot of `undesirable` people in the uk often wear items to shield their faces whilst causing general disruption or shoplifting. Not everyone who wears a hat or something does, but the one person ruins it for the rest of the population.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 4:29 am
    Jedi take their hood off when indoors or speaking to people, therefore Tesco is in the right.
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    joe_cox4 Male 18-29
    45 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 4:49 am
    so muslim women are allowed to wear burkas that cover their whole head except their eyes but some guy who likes star wars too much can`t wear a hood? where`s the justice in that?
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    Spambot3000 Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 9:21 am
    I hate Tesco, they always complain when I try to pray to the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the pasta aisle.

    We must end this religious discrimination.

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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2927 posts
    September 23, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    well they did have a point. the jedi`s did appear in public without their hoods so..
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    Wazpoppin9 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    September 24, 2009 at 2:55 am
    psh this is not even funny really, considering the *actual* religious discrimination that goes on in the world... yeh thats right i went ther...
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    September 29, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    @ Joe Cox

    Nobody gives a poo about retards who THINK THEY`RE ACTUALLY JEDI`S.

    They might be, but it`s hard to believe when their leader says he was intimidated by 3 tesco employees. He has force to be reckoned with, y`know.

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    soul_less Female 18-29
    53 posts
    November 19, 2009 at 10:36 am
    ..everyone has a religion/ cult. yet so many people don`t like the idea of there being more then one

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