The students at St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville can no longer check out the popular Harry Potter book series from their school’s library.
The seven-book series depicting the magical adventures of a young wizard and his friends was removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, wrote in an email.
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email states.
OK, maybe it is unfair of me to link this nonsense to Betsy Devos, but it is true that she is trying her best to get kids out of public schools and into religious schools (and she is mosdef sending taxpayer Ameros to private schools in this effort), and this is what they are teaching them: that magic and witchcraft is REAL.
Also: this is book banning.
It’s amazing to me that there is so much enthusiasm to return to pre-Enlightenment beliefs.
(Full disclosure: I’ve never read one word of Harry Potter, nor seen any of the movies.
I’m not a child, sadly. But I would defend anyone who wants to read those books and/or watch the movies.)