An American mother of four wants Harry Potter books banned from libraries.
Referring to the recent rash of deadly assaults at schools, Mallory said books that promote evil â€” as she claims the Potter ones do â€” help foster the kind of culture where school shootings happen. That would not happen if students instead read the Bible, Mallory said.
The article says:
Laura Mallory, a mother of four from the Atlanta suburb of Loganville, told a Georgia Board of Education officer on Tuesday that the books by British author J.K. Rowling, sought to indoctrinate children as Wiccans, or practitioners of religious witchcraft… the books are harmful to children who are unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy.
I agree. Rather than expose children to fantasy, I think we should teach them that their every move is being watched by a giant bearded super-being who lives in the sky.