What You Need To Know About A Catholic Bookshop
A Catholic bookstore in Alabama is facing a backlash after the bookstore opened a few weeks ago.
The store, in Olean, was set up in partnership with the Catholic Church.
But some people have expressed their displeasure over the store’s “Christian” decor, and the church has issued a statement saying that the store will be closed.
“The Olean Catholic Bookstore will be shut down for the remainder of the day and will be replaced with a secular store,” the church wrote in a statement.
“We regret this will cause undue disruption to the community.”
The statement came a day after a local resident filed a complaint with the Alabama chapter of the ACLU.
The ACLU has not yet commented on the complaint, and Olean Mayor John Houghton did not return a call for comment.
“It is unfortunate that this church-run bookstore is doing business with people of faith, but we are grateful that it will continue to operate,” the ACLU said in a press release.
“The OLDHAM chapter will work with the owner to get the store back up and running as soon as possible.”
The OLEAN CATHOLIC BOOKSHOP has been operating in the Olean mall since November, according to the OLEANSKIN news website.
The Olean store is owned by the OLYNE CATHOMIC INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE and is located at a former car dealership in OLEANA.
The owner of the shop, David L. Jones, told AL.com that the OLA has been a family business since he bought the store in 2005.
The shop was built in 2004, according the website.
Jones told AL,com that he has been trying to sell the store since October, when the owner’s father died.
The church, which is based in the Diocese of Columbia, Missouri, is headquartered in New Orleans.
The church said in its statement that the owner has been open to business and that it is “deeply saddened by the recent actions of the OLS bookstore.”
Jones told the news site that the shop will be “shuttered and shut down,” and that the family is working with the local chapter of an organization that works with faith-based organizations.