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Evil Harry Potter Smites God-Fearing Librarian

5/28/2008 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When you think "Harry Potter," you think of an evil, Occultist, pagan, heathen devil, don't you?

Well, in this lawsuit, a Missouri librarian refused to push the Potter books on kids because she was afraid that The Boss -- the Almighty One -- would bring his fury on her and cast her out if she did. Unfortunately, she ended up incurring the wrath of the boss -- the one who pays her rent -- and got herself canned as a result.

So now Deborah Smith has invoked the help of the highly secular ACLU, which is helping her sue the Poplar Bluff Library for money. You know, the earthly kind. Amen.

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OCD    



To # 13 Headshaker

Bwaaaaahahahahaha!

BRAVO!

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shawn    

wonder if i can sue the church for being the cause of me not being able to marry hmmmm

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Laura    

Oh Brother!! My nieces dad took away the Harry Potter books I gave them for Christmas citing religious reasons. Sad. Whatever happened to encouraging the imaginations of children.

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TMZ FAN    

Pay her and let her go to work in a church.. KEEP HER AWAY FROM OUR CHILDERN !!! *love TMZ

2284 days ago
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TWOSEXY4MYCAT    

ANOTHER RIGHTWING BOOK BURING BIBLE THUMPER. BE GONE BEFORE SOMEONE DROPS A HOUSE ON YOU.

2284 days ago
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Socks    

Ya'll know the devil is laughing his ass off cos he snagged another idiot for Hell. What's God doing? Laughing her ass off cos humans can be so stupid! ;D

2284 days ago
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J9    

Everyone here is so anti personal beliefs. Do you yourself believe anything that you would stand up for? How about the librarian who reported the guy viewing child pornography and was fired? When is it OK in this country anymore to have personal beliefs? Why are the biggest bigots and the most intolerant people the marginal people? I can't fire you because you are gay -- but I can be fired because of my religious beliefs which are opposed to sodomy and witchcraft? I wonder what this country will look like when no-one cares about anything at all any more.

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Abby    

so she did not "get herself canned"...she quit

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Laura    

Personal beliefs are great - not when they are forced on others though. We, as people, have the right to express our opinions, but in the same breath, you must respect the opinion of the other person as well. If someone wants to check out a book, then they have the right to do so without someone interfering.

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celebutaunter77    

There is one word to describe this woman,.............tardstrong.

2284 days ago
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MeinCO    

Funny, when a Christian sticks by their beliefs, they're called "fanatics", but anyone else can push their beliefs on others and it's called wanting equal rights. This article doesn't say the Librarian wouldn't check the books out as per her job description, but she doesn't have to refer the book either. She needs the ACLU in this case; doesn't sound as if she was treated fairly. But of course since it's not her color or sexuality in the issue, she probably won't be victorious, but we'll see.

2284 days ago
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Fred    

She should have kept wearing the aluminum helmet and stayed int the room walled with foil. Then the voices in her head would not have taken control of her.

2284 days ago
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Toria    

I would never stop anyone from checking out a book on any subject if I worked in a library. But, I would also never encourage someone to read a book I find personally offensive because of my religious beliefs or morals. I hope the librarian wins her case. No one should ever have to compromise their beliefs for a job.

2284 days ago
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Toria    

For the record, it doesn't say the woman tried to push her religious beliefs on anyone or prevent anyone from checking out a Harry Potter book. It says she refused to push the books on kids which suggests to me she refused to recommend the book to kids to read. I wouldn't recommend the book either. Nor, would I recommend a book on sex or homosexuality if I worked in a book store. I would allow the person to purchase the book but I would never tell them the book was on sale or suggest they buy it. If that cost me my job, so be it. I'd sue for wrongful termination if only to embarrass the store. A job has no right to attempt to force someone to compromise their beliefs even to do their job. I hope she wins the suit and gets a nice settlement.

2284 days ago
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wasup    

This is the ACLU people! You can expect more of the same if Barrack is elected - it will be a victim society like you have never seen! I wonder if I say that I'm sick of having to deal with illegal immigrants & people that don't want to work because it offends my religion - can I sue if I get fired???

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