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Harry Potter and friends are certainly not strangers to banishment by all sorts of religious groups, including the Vatican. But one Georgia mom, Laura Mallory, is trying to protect her kids by having Harry Potter banned across the board from all county libraries and schools. The Associated Press reports:

“A suburban county that sparked a public outcry when its libraries temporarily eliminated funding for Spanish-language fiction is now being asked to ban Harry Potter books from its schools.

Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education that the popular fiction series is an “evil” attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.

Board of Education attorney Victoria Sweeny said that if schools were to remove all books containing reference to witches, they would have to ban “Macbeth” and “Cinderella.””

Mallory used brochures for Harry Potter-themed summer camps as ammunition in her presentation to support her arguments that the real design behind J. K. Rowling’s beloved series is to indoctrinate kids into the Wicca religion.

My response: “There’s Harry Potter summer camps? Do they have them for adults?”

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