Catholic School Leaders Prohibit Students from Reading Harry Potter Books: Fear of Evil Spirits
The Catholic School in Nashville withdrew from its library all the books of the popular writer Joan Rowling. According to school leaders, this forced measure was taken because of the "ability to provoke an evil spirit" by reading spells from books.
It is reported that The Rev. Dan Reehil, the school pastor, did some research, during which he spoke with Vatican clergy and exorcists. The “magical experts” came to the conclusion that all curses are real and can invoke some evil essence into our reality.
It is worth mentioning that now is the 21st century.
The representative of the Catholic Diocese said that there is no general censorship in the district, and there are no restrictions on individual books. But according to the same representative, each individual school has the right to introduce its own rules to limit the content available to children.
"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," said Rebecca Hammel, superintendent of schools falling under the Catholic Diocese of Nashville.