When I saw this, my first reaction was “Since when did the judiciary decide scientific facts”. Deltoid at Sceince Blogs quite correctly points out that, in fact, the judge made no such decision as to whether the statements where out and out errors. It’s a good read.
Now Sainsbury’s are it too. Mulsim? Fine, you don’t need to serve alcohol at the checkouts as someone else will come over and put the alcohol through the tills for you. Okay, this isn’t quite as bad as the pharmacist, but still; if a person takes a job at a place that sells alcohol (and quite a bit of it too!), surely it’s not too much to ask that that person put the alcohol through the till. Instead, because that person is religious, other people are delayed; it’s not the religious person who has to make any sacrifice for their ‘principles’: it’s everyone else around them.