An Inclusive Litany


After Kimberly Cloutier was fired from a Costco Warehouse in West Springfield, Massachusetts, a federal court ruled (in a $2 million lawsuit) that Costco violated her religious beliefs for refusing to acommodate her eyebrow ring. Cloutier belongs to the Church of Body Modification, whose adherents believe piercings are a form of religious faith that help to unite mind, body, and soul. "It's not just an aesthetic thing," Cloutier said. "It's your body; you're taking control of it."

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