Quote# 67636

A Polk County teacher is suing the state for requiring her to be fingerprinted for a background check, saying it violates her religious freedom. ... Pam McLaurin believes the book of Revelation literally and that getting a fingerprint would bear her the mark of the beast and she would be "be tormented in burning sulfur."

Pam McLaurin, KTRE.com 62 Comments [11/16/2009 12:26:14 PM]
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Well at least it's an original excuse.

11/16/2009 12:33:08 PM


Not being fingerprinted for a teaching job violates my right to not have pedophiles and other criminals in a classroom with my kids.

and my first submitted comment to make it up here..YAY ME. LOL

11/16/2009 12:38:32 PM


OK fine, but you can't be a teacher. You could also have a religious belief that teaching children is against your religion, but we wouldn't let you be a teacher then either.

11/16/2009 12:38:42 PM


If the bible was literal, wouldn't Revelation warn of "The Fingerprint Pad of The Beast"?

11/16/2009 12:44:35 PM


"... getting a fingerprint would bear her the mark of the beast"

Because getting a little wash-away ink on the tip of your finger is TOTALLY the same thing as getting an indelible identifying mark etched on your hand.

*Sigh* ... I wish the Fundies would actually read the Bible they so love to thump.

11/16/2009 12:45:05 PM


Would it surprise him that he technically already HAS fingerprints? And that they are already on anything he touched?

11/16/2009 12:45:37 PM


Tough shit. If you want to engage in society, you gotta play by the rules.

11/16/2009 12:49:48 PM


WTF yeah like we want this bitch near children. Christ on a cracker.

11/16/2009 12:58:59 PM


State inevitably wins, Pam gets fucked over and everybody just moves on.

11/16/2009 1:00:28 PM


Well I hope the Polk county education department change their minds about employing this woman.

11/16/2009 1:20:08 PM

That Guy

I'm sorry Pam, but in the real world we have things called laws. In order to work in our society, you need to follow these laws. You don't get special treatment just because you think your religion makes you better than everyone else.

11/16/2009 1:24:10 PM

She's a teacher and yet she can't distinguish leaving her own mark on a piece of paper from having someone else's mark placed on her?

11/16/2009 1:43:55 PM

Good I don't want this wackjob teacing children anyway.

11/16/2009 1:58:06 PM


Suing the state? I can pretty much guarantee any judge, state or federal, will toss this out on its ass like it deserves.

11/16/2009 1:59:58 PM

Mister Spak

It's like waving a cross at a vampire . . .

11/16/2009 2:07:58 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

By "tormented in burning sulfur" she means "arrested and charged". Pedophile? Former bank robber? Murderer? Or is she telling the truth (thus making here a complete moron)? Place your bets now.

In any case, I'm glad that she's not going to be teaching kids any time soon.

Also, I don't think this idiot realizes that freedom of religion =/= everyone else must conform to your religious ideals. Sorry, but a child's right to be safe from crooks and pedophiles trumps your religious rights any day of the week.

Edit: If I ever get arrested for something, I'm going to claim that being fingerprinted is against my religion.

11/16/2009 2:30:37 PM


Pam McLaurin believes the book of Revelation literally and that getting a fingerprint would bear her the mark of the beast and she would be "be tormented in burning sulfur."

Sometimes I think such piety is a huge neurosis and f..g belongs into DSM-IV.

11/16/2009 2:32:04 PM


Then you don't get the job. Sorry.

11/16/2009 2:35:12 PM


I'd like to come after her with a pen and see if she runs away screaming about the mark of the beast.

If she doesn't, I think it's time to check up on any criminal records.
If she does, she's crazy.

11/16/2009 2:48:38 PM


Why is anyone with such an obvious mental illness allowed anywhere near children? Sack her immediately.

11/16/2009 3:29:52 PM


This is beyond ridiculous. Surely the Polk County education board has better things to spend money on (like children's education, as a wild guess) than defending such a stupid, stupid, STUPID law suit.

11/16/2009 4:14:49 PM

Old Viking

The mark of the beast is fingerprint ink? They're just not making beasts the way they used to.

11/16/2009 4:25:42 PM


Interestingly the verse specifies "to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead"
So so long as you aren't male, or you get the mark on your left hand, it's all good. Maybe we should just stamp a bar-code into this person's left hand instead of finger printing them. That's a reasonable alternative...right?

11/16/2009 4:35:29 PM


Throw the bitch in jail and let her sit there and rot with her insane fantasy.

11/16/2009 5:14:33 PM

Pule Thamex

Doesn't she seem too much like an ignorant primitive to be a teacher?

11/16/2009 5:37:20 PM

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