Scary Father And The Disappearing Literature

It’s sad that a lover of one series of fictional storybooks containing all sorts of weird magic would be so hard on another series of fictional storybooks containing all sorts of weird magic, but here we are.

A Catholic school in Tennessee has removed the Harry Potter books from its library after the school’s priest decided they could cause a reader to conjure evil spirits.
In an email obtained by The Tennessean, the Rev. Dan Reehil of Nashville’s St. Edward Catholic School said he consulted exorcists in the U.S. and Rome who recommended removing the books.

Reehil wrote, “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.”
Catholic Diocese of Nashville superintendent Rebecca Hammel said Reehil has the final say at his school.
Hammel said she thinks the books by J.K. Rowling are still on the shelves of other libraries in the diocese.

This seems like it might be a good time to remind you all that these are people responsible for the education of children that are expected to grow up to be reasonable, functioning, adult human beings.

Why are we still taking folks like them seriously?

They are an embarrassment to regular religious people, right?

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