Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Grocery Store's Customer Seeks Religious Accommodation of Racist Views

The Big Sandy & Hawkins (TX) Journal yesterday reported on a religious accommodation lawsuit against a grocery store filed pro se in April by a customer who objected on religious grounds to his purchases being bagged by an African-American employee. When this happened a second time, the store owner called the police who issued plaintiff, DeWitt Thomas, a criminal trespass warning. Thomas says his religion is "Vedism Braminism" which he says prevents him from "striking hands" with an "Untouchable." Store owner Keith Langston says that he will not tolerate racism and that Thomas frightened his employees.