“Harry Potter” Books Have Been Banned From A Nashville School Because Of–You Guessed It–The Chance Of “Conjuring Evil”
And yes, it was a religious school, of course.
Harry Potter books have been banned from one Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee. I think we need to use the word ‘school‘ loosely, because the books were banned on account of the fact that this fictional series of novels published by a human woman in the year 1997 is allegedly capable of “conjuring evil spirits”. If you’re referring to my depressive emotions when J.K. hits me with the feels, then yes, I agree.
J.K. Rowling surely put a lot of work into that long-ass book series, which turned into a movie series, which turned into a wonder and has made her one of the richest women in the world. But you know who will never know her effort? The children at some Catholic school in Nashville. Well, I mean they probably still could. You can just buy books on the internet, you know?
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Reverend Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic parish school, has decided to ban the books from the school’s library, saying:
“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.”
Beyond that above quotation of just pure, scientifically-backed, heavily-documented truth–Reverend Dan said he came to this decision after speaking with “several exorcists in the U.S. and abroad”. So you know the info is legit. Harry Potter summons demons–which explains all the millions of demons summoned by the millions of readers/watchers of the past 20+ years of the series’ existence. And we thought Ghost Hunters had the tea!
The superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Rebecca Hammel, said she heard about this book-banning and that Dan is allowed to ban all the books he wants. This is America, after all! She said:
“Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school. He’s well within his authority to act in that manner.”
I mean, what is there to say about this? Truly? No magic in this Catholic School district, thank you very much! That kindergarten class down the street? No more Magic School Bus–Mrs. Frizzle is a fucking demon. That high school up the hill? No more TikTok–stealing your souls and putting them into pop music?! The devil works hard!