In a surprising move, a Catholic School in Tennessee’s Nashville has banned “Harry Potter” series, alleged the risk of “conjuring evil spirits”.
The students of the school will no longer have access to “Harry Potter” book series after it were restricted and removed from the school’s library, informed sources.
Harry Potter is a famed series by Novelist JK Rowling, which is followed by a young wizard and his outstanding adventures with friends as they are growing up, was banned over its content, report The Tennessean, quoted Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the Roman Catholic Parish School.
Rev. Reehil was quoted saying, “These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception.”
He continued that “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.”
The official further told sources that he has approached several exorcists in the United States and foreign land, therefore, most of them suggested the removal of the famed book series.
A Superintendent of School for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, Rebecca Hammel has said that she was well-aware of his decision to ban the popular series.
Ms. Hameml said, “Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school. He’s well within his authority to act in that manner.”
“Harry Potter” books is written by JK Rowling, were published between 1997 and 2007. Eight “Harry Potter” movies were released between 2001 and 2011. The popular franchise has also introduced an Amusement Park, a Broadway Show, and several related works written by her.
The insanely popular series explores the wizarding world, in which the character of Titular, Harry Potter, and his friends- Ron, and Hermione, are featured. While studying at Hogwarts, a school for wizards, the three friends go on spell-binding and fantastical adventures.
Harry Potter’s book and film series has received critical acclaim and phenomenal global success as well.