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#350324 - 19th Sep 2009 10:57am Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination
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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/18/jedi-religion-tesco-hood-jones

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. Jones, from Holyhead, who is known by the Jedi name Morda Hehol, said his religion dictated that he should wear the hood in public places and is considering legal action against the chain.

"It states in our Jedi doctrination that I can wear headwear. It just covers the back of my head," he said.

"You have a choice of wearing headwear in your home or at work but you have to wear a cover for your head when you are in public."

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.

"They said: 'Take it off', and I said: 'No, its part of my religion. It's part of my religious right.' I gave them a Jedi church business card.

"They weren't listening to me and were rude. They had three people around me. It was intimidating." Jones, who has made an official complaint to Tesco, is considering a boycott of the store and is seeking legal advice.

Tesco said: "He hasn't been banned. Jedis are very welcome to shop in our stores although we would ask them to remove their hoods.

"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.

"If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers."
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#350326 - 19th Sep 2009 11:03am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: DavidB]
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"If Jedi walk around our stores with their hoods on, they'll miss lots of special offers."

raftl hahah

idiot.

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#350330 - 19th Sep 2009 11:16am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: Wheels]
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Darth vader " I know what you're getting for xmas Luke skywalker"......

" I have felt your presents"

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#350332 - 19th Sep 2009 11:45am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: SpecialK]
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Bangor.....North Wales.......nuff said.
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#350341 - 19th Sep 2009 1:29pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: MissGuided]
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http://www.jedichurch.org/

have a look at this. what idiots hahah

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#350347 - 19th Sep 2009 2:40pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: Dj Kev L]
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Fear ,Anger, Aggression.Forces of the dark side are these.If once you start down the dark side, forever it will dominate your destiny, consume you it will. lighten up! it"s a funny old world "thank God"if he exists some worship a carpenter who died 2,009
years ago.

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#350349 - 19th Sep 2009 3:06pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: paranoidballoon]
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Let's not take the p*ss...they shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.

I am off to get 2 for 1 offers on Ewoks.

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#350352 - 19th Sep 2009 3:20pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: ]
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Handy publicity for the site i wonder, afterall he is the founder.
Probably a harmless stoner.
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#350463 - 19th Sep 2009 10:50pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Next there will be a Cbeebies Relgion where the Night Garden is real and Igglepiggle is the true god ? Honestly i cannot believe that this is a relgion its like scientology a f***in scifi author wrote it.. Whats next!!!
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#350464 - 19th Sep 2009 11:01pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: SoundLad]
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religeon- any system of faith and worship you can worship your bin if you want to.But not the government because nobody has any faith in them. I do believe there are some pretty good tax dodges in the big R

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#350484 - 20th Sep 2009 12:33am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: paranoidballoon]
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So, the Jedi Religion is a charity - all the tax benefits included. It says you do not need to change your religion to join the church on their website. Double standards? or it is not a religion afterall! Good moneyspinner for someone - did it start in America? Its a bit like Eckankar. Their 'living god' is still around reaping the tax benefits.

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#350567 - 20th Sep 2009 11:10am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: SoundLad]
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Originally Posted By: SoundLad
Next there will be a Cbeebies Relgion where the Night Garden is real and Igglepiggle is the true god ?


Blasphemer!!!! Igglepiggle is the one true God!!!!!! Have you not heard the wondrous tales of Makka Pakka the great stone cleaner - cleansing the world's stones from their grime (a representation of sin)?
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#350568 - 20th Sep 2009 11:14am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: MissGuided]
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In the Far East my mate's missus was a Colourthumbrian High Priestess, "S...g arse, worship the moon and don't love Jesus."
She used to wear a cloak with crescent moons and stars on, funny as ten.
It was a joke but some people used to take it serious when she told them, so easy to make a religion up, and I bet she could have got followers if she'd pushed it.
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#350587 - 20th Sep 2009 12:01pm Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: BandyCoot]
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#350760 - 21st Sep 2009 10:58am Re: Arsehole 'Jedi' accuses Tesco of discrimination [Re: MissGuided]
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I have a partner who worships the shrine of baccardi and coke????thats what she says when I pick her up off her her knees after a good old worship of 5 to 7 hours in the shrew,spuds,wine lodge,Mckenzies,Irish bar etc,etc,etc.

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