Harry Potter and the Half-Brained Dumbass

Back in April I wrote about a Georgia woman who believes what The Onion said about Harry Potter and decided that she wanted them banned from the public schools. In May, the school board came unanimously down on the side of Harry with one member then noting:

"Our students do understand the difference between fact and fiction. Let's let those who want to read the Harry Potter books have the opportunity to do so."

At the time, Ms. Mallory had not made up her mind about appealing the decision to the state of Georgia. Well, now she has:

LAWRENCEVILLE - Just when it seemed Harry Potter had fought and won his latest battle, he will be facing yet another a series of challenges. And this time, it will be at the state level.

Laura Mallory, a Loganville mother of four, is appealing the Gwinnett Board of Education's unanimous decision to keep the best-selling books on school shelves.
Her appeal will continue the debate that began when Mallory filed complaints against each of the six books, writing that they included "evil themes, witchcraft, demonic activity, murder, evil blood sacrifice, spells and teaching children all of this."

*Ahem* It is important to remember that Ms. Mallory has not even read the books because they are "too long" for her. She got her info from "christian message boards and Harry Potter fan sites". Yep, that's right. Christian message boards and fan sites. Fabulous.

Anyway, the Gwinnett County Public Schools superintendent now has 10 days to file the BoE meeting transcripts and the evidence they used to the state. After that, the Georgia DoE will determine Harry's fate in Gwinnett.

All because one dumbass who hasn't even read the books wants to ban them. Ms. Mallory doesn't want to give everyone else the option that she chose to exercise--just not read them--no she wants to control the choices of other people based on her supernatural beliefs. Disgusting arrogance from a willfully ignorant individual. How surprising. Gah, as I said before: 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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