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Nashville Catholic School Bans 'Harry Potter' Books Because They Contain Real Magic Spells
Students at a US school will no longer be allowed to read about the adventures of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley after they were banned for including ‘real spells’.
Reverend Dan Reehill at the Catholic school in Tennessee explained that after consulting with several US and Roman exorcists over J.K. Rowling's series, he was advised to remove them from the library.
In an email to the parents of students at St Edward Catholic School, he reportedly wrote: "These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception.
"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," Reehil wrote in the email.
Expanding on the school’s stance, Hammel made it clear that they would not stand in the way of students reading the books in their own time, outside of school:
“Should parents deem that this or any other media to be appropriate we would hope that they would just guide their sons and daughters to understand the content through the lens of our faith.We really don’t get into censorship in such selections other than making sure that what we put in our school libraries is age appropriate materials for our classrooms.“
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