Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Via Yahoo News: "Georgia Mother Seeks Harry Potter Ban"
from the article:
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.
Where do you even begin?
I mean, it could be a hoax, I suppose. But apparently Gwinnett County has a history of bonehead moves like this - to include trying to cut the library budget's $3,000 allotment for spanish-language library books.
Has anyone ever heard of CS Lewis? Yes? Chronicles of Narnia, perhaps? Witches and trolls and magical creatures all over the place? Not to mention conflict between good and evil and all sorts of allegorical goodies?
oh but then...JK Rowling isn't the greatest CHristian apologist ever. No She's just a Brit divorcee who was on welfare.
I wish folk would turn their energy toward things that really matter.