Nashville Catholic school bans ‘Harry Potter’ series because its content risks ‘conjuring evil spirits’


A Nashville, Tennessee, Catholic school has removed all copies of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series from its shelves out of fear of spells inside “conjuring evil spirits.”

The Tennessean reported that students at St. Edward Catholic School will not be able to read the books in school any longer.

The Rev. Dan Reehil, the school pastor, reportedly sent an email out to staff revealing the change after consulting with fellow pastors and exorcists across the U.S. and in Rome.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” a portion of Reehil’s email read. “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.”

Rebecca Hammel, superintendent of schools falling under the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, said that the diocese doesn’t actually have an official position on books in the “Harry Potter” series, and pointed out that each school is responsible for setting its own rules regarding such matters. – READ MORE

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