My wife took her Bible through screening and they gave her a pat down along with inspecting the book and her bag. They did the wipes on her hands to check for explosives. This is an elementary school teacher who taught for 30 years and was wearing typical clothing for a mid-50's woman. No slogans or symbols on her clothing, no tattoos, piercings, or ear rings. They said the book was too big. After 15 minutes she was allowed to proceed through.
I can't make this up, I don't have enough creativity.
I was on an A319 January 2011 from Chicago to PDX and we had to land in Omaha due to electrical and hydraulic issues. Another A319 picked us up and flew us on to PDX. We were on the ground long enough for me to get down 3 double Makers on the rocks. Neither the mechanical issue or my consumption of bourbon made the news.