Federal judge: Public library cannot censor pagan websites

Mar 6, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Raw Story

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a public library in Missouri to unblock access to "occult" websites, which included websites about Native American religions and the Wiccan faith.

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“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

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1rst Amendment is for every one. Not just for the christians.
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This is not the norm for public libraries. In fact, it violates the American Library Association's ( ala.org ) position on intellectual freedom. Most libraries & librarians work hard to insure free access to information as well as the right to confidentiality for everyone.
Jumper The Wise

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They might as well let the public view porn if the allow that garbage.

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Lol, and tomorrow Jumper will claim that she/he has never insulted or derrided anybody in this forum and they can't understand why nobody likes 'em.

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"Salem Library Director Glenda Wofford told Hunter the websites could only be unblocked if she had a legitimate reason to access them. The library director allegedly also said she had an “obligation” to call the “proper authorities” to report people who wanted to view blocked websites."

Ha, that must be Pinchy's American cousin...
Jumper The Wise

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CShine wrote:
Lol, and tomorrow Jumper will claim that she/he has never insulted or derrided anybody in this forum and they can't understand why nobody likes 'em.
Ah...I just had nothing better to do.

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Mar 8, 2013
 
CShine wrote:
"Salem Library Director Glenda Wofford told Hunter the websites could only be unblocked if she had a legitimate reason to access them. The library director allegedly also said she had an “obligation” to call the “proper authorities” to report people who wanted to view blocked websites."
Ha, that must be Pinchy's American cousin...
Who would she see as the proper authorities, the AFA?

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Mar 8, 2013
 
CShine wrote:
"Salem Library Director Glenda Wofford told Hunter the websites could only be unblocked if she had a legitimate reason to access them. The library director allegedly also said she had an “obligation” to call the “proper authorities” to report people who wanted to view blocked websites."
Ha, that must be Pinchy's American cousin...
Probably :)
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Mar 10, 2013
 
Kathwynn wrote:
1rst Amendment is for every one. Not just for the christians.
Something Christain ingore.

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Mar 12, 2013
 
Sam wrote:
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Something Christain ingore.
Well they try to anyways..
Jumper The Wise

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Mar 12, 2013
 
Kathwynn wrote:
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Well they try to anyways..
You have been ignored quite often.

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Trolling, trolling, TROLLING rollll ONNN!! troll that forum....
Jumper The Wise

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Kathwynn wrote:
Trolling, trolling, TROLLING rollll ONNN!! troll that forum....
I'd give you what for,but I have to go do some mingeling with some very horty-torty rich type people at an inportaint swora.I'll think of you durring the lobster bisk.

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Mar 12, 2013
 
Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and couldn't pass up the chance to comment on this one. I agree with Kathwynn, that the first Amendment isn't for just people who think their religion is the only religion, oh that's right... I mean Christians. Librarians from all around are commenting on this saying they don't do such thing in their library (block Pagan websites, but let me tell you, I grew up in a small town and when I was young I got caught researching information on Paganism and Witchcraft and got in lots of trouble. They called my parents and told them, I so got grounded, and I got called a Satan Worshiper...So if the public would actually practice what they preach, and by that I mean not blocking the websites, they'd be more readily available to teach the world, that Paganism, and Witchcraft has nothing to do with Satanism, which is in my opinion a made up Christian entity.
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Satan is Christain boogy man.

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1WickedWitch wrote:
Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum and couldn't pass up the chance to comment on this one. I agree with Kathwynn, that the first Amendment isn't for just people who think their religion is the only religion, oh that's right... I mean Christians. Librarians from all around are commenting on this saying they don't do such thing in their library (block Pagan websites, but let me tell you, I grew up in a small town and when I was young I got caught researching information on Paganism and Witchcraft and got in lots of trouble. They called my parents and told them, I so got grounded, and I got called a Satan Worshiper...So if the public would actually practice what they preach, and by that I mean not blocking the websites, they'd be more readily available to teach the world, that Paganism, and Witchcraft has nothing to do with Satanism, which is in my opinion a made up Christian entity.
Depends on the library and who is running that branch. Especially in small towns across America. but the world is changing. Maybe not fast. Acceptance may not happen every where. At the same time I think it will be in another 20 or so years an issue that only us older folks will remember as being a big deal.

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Kathwynn wrote:
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Depends on the library and who is running that branch. Especially in small towns across America. but the world is changing. Maybe not fast. Acceptance may not happen every where. At the same time I think it will be in another 20 or so years an issue that only us older folks will remember as being a big deal.
Very true, and I agree

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