… but she’s not done with her fight yet:
Laura Mallory, who argued the popular fiction series is an attempt to indoctrinate children in witchcraft, said she still wants the best-selling books removed and may take her case to federal court.
“I maybe need a whole new case from the ground up,” Mallory said. The woman, who said two of her four children attend public schools in the county, was not represented by an attorney at the hearing.
The ruling by Superior Judge Ronnie Batchelor upheld a decision by the Georgia Board of Education, which had supported local school officials.
You may remember Ms. Mallory from an entry I wrote about her last year in which she tried to use school shootings to justify banning Harry Potter books and reintroduce the Bible into schools.
During her day in court she tried a new tack to try and convince the judge that Harry had to go. WARNING: Your sense of irony may be over exerted from reading the next two paragraphs:
At Tuesday’s hearing, Mallory argued in part that witchcraft is a religion practiced by some people and, therefore, the books should be banned because reading them in school violates the constitutional separation of church and state.
“I have a dream that God will be welcomed back in our schools again,” Mallory said. “I think we need him.”
OK, got that? She’s all for the separation of church and state when it would keep Harry out, but she’s hoping to get God back in presumably by bringing back compulsory Bible readings as she’s advocated in the past.
Personally I’d be happy to see Ms. Mallory attempt a federal lawsuit so she can waste more time and money being slapped down one more time. Perhaps she’ll take her case all the way to the Supreme Court for the ultimate smack down. Some people just seem to need to learn things the hard way…