Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction books are an "evil" attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.
I can not believe with all the recent school shootings that this woman is actually focusing her attention on book banning. You would like to think her attentions would be more focused on actual evil against children instead of that perceived.
The Harry Potter books are intelligent, amusing and exceptionally creative. I wonder if Laura has ever even read one. The concept of humans and non humans living in a two dimensional world with the non-muggles being aware of the muggles is a very innovative theme on which to base a fantasy series. I can not think of any other books in this gender that have uniquely expressed this type of interaction with obvious success of author J.K Rowling.
Mrs. Mallory should get off her religious kick and realize that Harry Potter in no way advocates any religion, even more to the point that of the Wicca’s. What the Harry Potter books do is stimulate the imagination of children and adults alike. The books are about loyalty, friendship, bravery. If children read more fiction I think that we would have less frustration, less potential for school shootings. Reading is a wonderful escape into any world of your own choosing, experienced at what ever pace makes you comfortable.
“An evil attempt to indoctrinate”
Mrs. Mallory is making an evil attempt to force her religious beliefs on others by banning a book that she obviously is too narrow minded to understand.