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Tesco has been accused of religious discrimination after the company ordered the founder of a Jedi religion to remove his hood or leave a branch of the supermarket in north Wales.
Daniel Jones, founder of the religion inspired by the Star Wars films, says he was humiliated and victimised for his beliefs following the incident at a Tesco store in Bangor.
The 23-year-old, who founded the International Church of Jediism, which has 500,000 followers worldwide, was told the hood flouted store rules.
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.
originally posted by: AfterInfinity
Why didn't the dude just force choke them into submission? Or maybe a little "this is the spiritual accommodation you will grant us..." *finger wave*
Just sayin'. It would have appeared a lot more legitimate. Not to mention if your kid works there and happens to be named Luke.
originally posted by: peck420
a reply to: Bassago
Jediism has no actual rules on attire.
Mr. Jones has no case.
He said he'd gone to the store to buy something to eat during his lunch break when staff approached him and ordered him to the checkout where they explained he would have to remove the offending hood or leave the store.