The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Eastern Missouri sued a local public library on Tuesday for allegedly blocking websites related to Wicca, a modern pagan religion.
Anaka Hunter of Salem, Mo., said she tried to access websites about Wicca, Native American religions and astrology for her own research, but the library’s filtering software blocked the sites.
According to the ACLU, the software labeled the sites as “occult” and “criminal.”
Bonus: the library director is accused of saying she had an obligation to report people who accessed said sites to the police.
Have we really learned nothing from the West Memphis Three fiasco?