All Foley all the time is getting dull. Here’s a fun one — a Georgia mom who’s trying to get Harry Potter books banned from school libraries. (Didn’t we just have a Banned Book Week calling attention to the evils of … banning books?)
Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction series is an “evil” attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.
She’s wrong in every significant way. Harry Potter books are obviously not evil — they laud the value of sacrifice for others, the merits of friendship and the nature of human loyalties; and they certainly aren’t an attempt to spread Wiccanism anywhere. Any Wiccan will tell you that the religion has as much to do with Harry Potter as Christianity has to do with Star Wars.
Any conventionally-intelligent, rational person with his (or her) head not firmly inserted in his ass will tell you the same thing, Wiccan or not.
And finally, Wicca itself isn’t evil. Silly, perhaps; but evil? Hardly.
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