Harry Potter books banned from Catholic school in the US due to "curses and spells"
The Harry Potter books have been removed from a school's library in Nashville.
It's rare to meet someone who hasn't seen the Harry Potter movies, and it's almost just as rare to meet someone who hasn't read any of the books.
But they're not for everyone.
Some people think they're a bit cringey, some think that they're strictly for kids, and, you know, some people think that the "curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells". Yep.
According to The Tennessean, a Roman Catholic pastor from a school in Nashville has banned the books from its library.
"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," the pastor said.
In an e-mail sent to the school, he said that he contacted a number of exorcists who said that the right idea was to remove the books from the library.
The books were on shelves until the end of the previous term, but the school has just opened a new library from which they were allegedly removed.
Good to see that schools in the United States have their priorities straight.
Former Pope Benedict was no Harry Potter fan either.
Back in 2003, two years before his election, he wrote in a letter to a German woman that the Harry Potter books contained "subtle seductions capable of corrupting young Christians."