Harry Potter Removed From Schools Because of “Evil Spirits” Inside Them
In an effort to safeguard kids, a Roman Catholic college in Nashville, Tennessee has prohibited the Harry Potter books in the college library. The reason?
The books include evil spirits and accurate curses that, when spoken aloud, can summon those spirits and also do damage to both kids studying the novels and the innocents around them.
While the children attending the school aren’t prohibited from reading Harry Potter outright, it does look like an extreme move to some given that so many kids have grown up reading this now-iconic series. Perhaps this is the reason for the increase in occult activity among the 20 and 30 somethings.
The Change in Library Materials
Reverend Dan Reehil, who’s a pastor at St. Edward Catholic School, wrote an email that went out to all parents on Wednesday that detailed his choice.
Reehil claims that he consulted exorcists both by the United States, and those working in Rome, to ascertain the threat that this series and others could pose to impressionable kids.
The exorcists clearly shared his concerns, because in the email he says that the show will no more be available for checkout. The school has recently moved and expanded its own library, and since that happened, the government has been determining just what to offer. Apparently, The Boy Who Lived did not make the cut.
“The curses and spells” which are within the novels are”real curses and spells” the email reads. “…when read by a human being danger conjuring evil spirits”. Reehil uses this logic to safeguard his position.
Automobiles are Not Joyful
We have to assume Reehil expected parents to adopt his views, however, it seems that is not the case. An anonymous letter has been shared on Monday, just days after Reehil’s announcement, expressing concerns about this decision.
In the correspondence, parents question the priest’s”fringe” views on witchcraft and ownership, and are concerned about his ability to”critically evaluate and distinguish reality from fiction”.
Parents also expressed their desire to have been a part of this decision-making process where books their children could check out.
Superintendent Defending Reehil
The superintend of colleges for the Catholic Dioceses of Nashville, Rebecca Hammel, shared support for Reehil contrary to the parental and media backlash.
She said that each pastor has the ability to make such decisions and that he simply made this choice from an”abundance of caution”.
She also goes out to point out that the Harry Potter book series has”received focus” because of how it’s introduced”magic and witchcraft”.
Over 400 million copies of the Harry Potter series have been sold worldwide since the original publication’s release in 1997, and the series has been translated into 68 different languages.