Harry Potter Books Banned at Nashville School to Avoid ‘Conjuring Evil Spirits’

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A Catholic school in Nashville has run a risk analysis and, to avoid its students from encountering any sort of Annabelle Comes Home scenarios, is now executing its most reasonable solution: banning those deviant Harry Potter books from roaming the halls. Per The Tennessean, the pastor at St. Edward’s School has removed the franchise from the library after consulting with exorcists around the country, all of whom believe that J.K. Rowling’s works contain the legitimate power of sorcery. “These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” Reverend Dan Reehil explained in an email. “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.” We’d alert Reehil to Dumbledore’s current situation, but why do we have a feeling he couldn’t handle it.

Harry Potter Books Banned at School to Avoid ‘Conjuring’