The school is removing the J.K Rowling books we all grew up reading from its shelves because it can "conjure evil spirits."
Amato Animo Animato Animagus and boom! You have successfully summoned the spirit of Annabelle Higgins.
A school run by Christians has banned the J.K. Rowling's classic books we grew up reading because they ACTUALLY believe that the spells and curses in the novels are real and capable of summoning spirits. Who is J. K. Rowling then? A witch? A messenger of the devil? Ask the authorities of this school in Tennessee.
According to Independent, the pastors of the school have taken the Harry Potter books off their library shelves and put a ban on them as by reading them, students can end up cursing each other or summoning malicious spirits.
Not only that, they have also sent out a mail to parents explaining their issue with the books and it is the best damn thing you will read all day.
“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,” Reverend Dan Reehill of St Edward Catholic School wrote adding that he has also consulted exorcists before coming to this conclusion. Alright then.
Pretty bizarre, right? The superintendent of the school doesn't think so. "Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school. He's well within his authority to act in that manner. I know that in the process they were going through and kind of weeding out some of the content in hopes of sprucing it up and improving the circulation. Should parents deem that this or any other media to be appropriate we would hope that they would just guide their sons and daughters to understand the content through the lens of our faith," she told Tennessean. Guess if you really have to read the Harry Potter books, you'll have to buy them, kids.
Recently, a ban was called by parents all over asking for IT: Chapter Two posters to be removed from the streets, malls, and basically everywhere as they are 'terrifying their kids.' "It just totally freaks them out," complained Kellie, a mother from Brisbane. adding that her daughter has constant nightmares and is unable to sleep at night after seeing the promotional billboards.
"I get really scared because it's hard to go to bed when you have a scary picture in your mind. Before I go to bed, I have to check the whole room," said Piper, Kellie's daughter. "And when I finally go to bed I will wake up after a nightmare."
Okay, first of all, the posters are NOT EVEN SCARY. Secondly, instead of calling for bans, how about you talk to your kids and tell them Pennywise is not real, just like Santa? Too much? Okay...
Anyway, the IT posters are here to stay. The Harry Potter books, however, have been cleared out from Catholic schools.