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School bans Harry Potter because they think the spells are real

School bans Harry Potter because they think the spells are real
Let’s begin with the words of Rebecca Hammel, who has the position ‘superintendent of schools’ for the Catholic diocese of Nashville, and her positive comments that “We really don’t get into censorship in such selections other than making sure that what we put in our school libraries are age-appropriate materials for our classrooms.” But the thing is, in general, it would be good if you acted to stop censorship instead of letting it happen. That would feel more superintendanty.
So what censorship? The Reverand Dan Reehil is pastor at St Edward Catholic School in Nashville, and he’s had all the Harry Potter books banned from the school library, because he thinks all the spells are fucking real. He messaged parents and cited Exorcists, and the novel series which reintroduced a generation to the joys of books are gone. The only working magic in a Harry Potter book is the one in JK Rowling’s bank account.
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” Reehil said, having fully lost grip with reality, “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.” Which is a little odd considering the cod-Latin pulled out of her ass magic couldn’t summon anything besides children having fun.
Back to Rebecca, “He’s well within his authority to act in that manner,” she said, because “each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school.” Right, resign then, because you’re useless.

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