WalMart hassling nuns now. Yes, nuns.


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First off, WalMart has its own “security threat list?” Is that like a no-fly list? How do they enforce it? Do the local cops just obey them if they call up and say they’ve “detained” someone as a security threat? I’m confused, I didn’t realize a store could make up its own laws. Anyway, back to the story. Some Hill Country nuns seem to have pissed off the low-priced Goliath retailer.

By asking questions about WalMart business practices.

Despite the fact that thousands of other Americans are asking these same questions, WalMart finds Benedictine nun curiosity a serious enough threat to place them on a security threat list. That’s some all-American family values, ain’t it?

Because, you know, nuns are so violent and all. They blow up stuff all the time, right? Take hostages, wield weapons too, I bet. You know those nuns- they are all about wreaking havoc

The corporate giant reportedly labeled the nuns a security threat after they raised questions about Wal-Mart’s business practices.

Sister Susan Mika is part of the Benedectine Sisters, which is part of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility. The center has been questioning Wal-Mart’s business practices for years.

“We’ve been raising questions with them for about 17 years, so it’s not like they don’t know it,” Sister Mika said. Now, the sisters find themselves on Wal-Mart’s security threat list. Sister Mika said the group has been wrongly labeled.

“In no way have we ever been a threat to the company in that sense. We might be a threat in the kind of question that we’re asking, but not a security threat,” Sister Mika said.

The sisters have raised questions on wages, human rights, health care and the pay disparity between CEOs and workers. They believe that’s why Wal-Mart has launched a surveillance operation on the small church group.


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