Harry scary

The idiots are picking on poor Potter again. A Gwinnett County (GA) parent, Laura Mallory, wants the Potter series banned from the county's public school libraries. Says Mallory:

"There are so many problems facing our children today — drugs, alcohol, violence and the growth of the occult, too. These books are helping to mainstream witchcraft. These books are dangerous and harmful to our children."

There are people--a great many of them--who do not agree with her on this. Of course those that do say shit like this:

I am a Christian. I feel that Christian rights are being abolished in this country. Everyone talks about our views being pushed on them. But what about our beliefs? Don't we have any rights at all?"

Of course you have rights you stupid, midless fuckwit. You have the right to NOT READ THE DAMN BOOK IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT.

Anyhow, this story was reported last week and there's been an update on the situation. You see, Ms. Mallory elaborates on her position and what she would like to see in the public school library:

Mallory wrote on her appeal forms [for public meeting being held tomorrow] that she was objecting to the books because of their “evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, spells and teaching children all of this.”

The mother of four said she was opposed to the messages of the books, which describe a young wizard’s adventures in a school of magic. She said she had done much of her research online, reading a variety of Christian message boards and Harry Potter fan sites.


On her complaint form, she suggested they be replaced by C.S. Lewis’s “Chronicles of Narnia” series or Tim LaHaye’s “Left Behind: the Kids” series.

She admitted that she has not read the book series partially because “they’re really very long and I have four kids.”

Let's start with the "evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, spells and teaching children all of this", shall we? Has she not even read the Bible? Ever? Maybe it's just too long for her too?

Next, her book suggestions. I'd be very surprised if the public school libraries don't have copies of Narnia already. What library doesn't have Narnia? And replacing Harry with Left Behind teen books? Yeah, ok, WFE. Seems Ms. Mallory doesn't have any problems with demonic activity and death if it's the non-Christians who get wiped out and having kids read about that. Delusional, persecution-complex-drunk hypocrite.

Last: "I can't read them because they're too long (but I'm going to have them banned anyway)!". Oh for chrissakes. You know what? I have four kids and I can read a book! Even a long one! Really lady, I hope your kids turn out smarter than you because we certianly don't need more of your ilk bleating about trying to ban books from public libraries that disagree with your whackjob supernatural beliefs which you haven't even fucking read.

I hate it when mouth-breathing fuckwits try to make the rest of the planet as offensively stupid as they are.

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