Potter Books Banned

This story strikes me as a bit hypocritical:

. . . last month, students found that their favorite series had “disapparated” from the school library, after St. Joseph’s pastor, the Rev. Ron Barker, removed the books, declaring that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery were inappropriate for a Catholic school.

While I don’t take kindly to practically any book being banned from public schools, I really don’t give a hoot what a private school does–they pay for their own school and should have the right to furnish whatever they wish.  However . . .witchcraft seems to be a recurring theme in another book: the bible.  Granted, the bible seems to denounce witchcraft and witches, but it’s still a theme. 

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One thought on “Potter Books Banned

  1. Now this is just stupid. What’s next? That ‘occult’ classic Lord of the Rings by staunch Catholic J.R.R. Tolkien? How about the ‘demonic’ Chronicles of Narnia by Anglo-Catholic C.S. Lewis? The good Father needs to re-think this absurdity.

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