Claim: A Hobby Lobby store manager executed a gay employee by stoning.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, July 2014]
Origins: On 1 July 2014, the Daily Currant published an article positing that the manager of one of the Hobby Lobby chain's retail craft stores had executed a gay employee by stoning:
Managers at a Hobby Lobby store in Arkansas stoned to death an employee today for being gay.
According to a report in the Ozark Post-Gazette, the store's management decided to execute Jeremy Gleason, 43, in an alley behind the store in accordance with the Biblical verse
The assailants reportedly tied Gleason to a pole and threw large chunks of granite and whole bricks at his body. An autopsy later revealed the adoptive father of
As noted in the Daily Currant's "About" page, that web site deals strictly in satire:
Q. Are your news stories real?
A. No. Our stories are purely fictional. However they are meant to address real-world issues through satire and often refer and link to real events happening in the world.
Citing the newly-established precedent of corporate-religious exemption, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of JCPenney, upholding the company's right to sacrifice pure-hearted employees in order to assuage the Dread Lord Cthulhu, Bringer of Madness.
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Roman-owned pizza chain Little Caesar’s was within its rights to place Christian employees in an arena and then unleash starved, vicious lions and lionesses upon them. The court cited religious freedom as its guiding principle. The
Little Caesar’s argued that the persecution of Christians and the feeding of them to ravenous big cats was a "deeply held" religious belief, that the continued survival of the roughly 6,000 Christian employees, as well as the fact that they remained on company payroll, imposed a “substantial financial burden” on their religious liberty.
Last updated: 5 July 2014