Sunday, November 08, 2009

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Polk County teacher suing state over fingerprinting - Lufkin and Nacogdoches |: "A Polk County teacher is suing the state for requiring her to be fingerprinted for a background check, saying it violates her religious freedom.

According to her attorney, Scott Skelton, of Lufkin, 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.'"


Deb said...

Well, in this day and age, she's going to have to look long and hard to find a job where she doesn't have to be fingerprinted.

This story reminds me of those pharmacists who don't want to fill certain prescriptions. OK--then don't become a pharmacist if you can't fulfill the requirements of the job (i.e., filling the prescriptions that are presented to you). Same with working in the public schools. Everyone from the superintendent of schools on down to the janitorial staff has to be fingerprinted. She must have known that, so...don't work in the public schools if it's that big a burden to be fingerprinted.

There, I solved that for her.

Dan said...

Actually, many school bus drivers in this area were able to skip the background check when the local system farmed out some routes to "independent contractors" who came in with the lowest bids.