If you have not read Harry Potter or watched the series, your life is somewhat incomplete. JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books are reckoned to be the most popular fiction works in publishing history more than 500 million copies have been sold worldwide which chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with centrality of magic in the tales, as Harry Potter battles against evil, embodied in the dark wizard Lord Voldemort.
A private Catholic school in Nashville has emptied Harry Potter books from its library, saying they include “actual curses and spells, which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits”. The books were on shelves until the end of the previous term, but the school opened a new library the books were removed.
St Edward Catholic school pastor, who teaches children of pre-kindergarten age through to 8th grade, had emailed parents about JK Rowling’s series to tell them that he had been in contact with “several” exorcists who had recommended removing the books from the library.
“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. 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,” he wrote.
A superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville said that he’s well within his authority to act in that manner because each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school.