The image to the right is a picture of a true asshat by the name of Laura Mallory. She’s attempting for the second time to get the Georgia Board of Education to ban Harry Potter books because she feels they are evil and indoctrinate children into Wicca. She’s trying to use the recent school shootings as justification for the ban:
Laura Mallory, a mother of four from the Atlanta suburb of Loganville, told a Georgia Board of Education officer that the books by British author J.K. Rowling, sought to indoctrinate children as Wiccans, or practitioners of religious witchcraft.
Referring to the recent rash of deadly assaults at schools, Mallory said books that promote evil – as she claims the Potter ones do – help foster the kind of culture where school shootings happen.
That would not happen if students instead read the Bible, Mallory said.
She added that the books were harmful to children who are unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy.
I don’t know which Bible she’s been reading, but the ones I’ve read are way worse on the sex and violence than any of the Potter books so far. Of course she stupidly reveals her true goals by claiming kids are “unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy” hence she wants to get her preferred fantasy in front of them if at all possible.
The children, she said, try to imitate Harry Potter and cast spells on classmates.
“They’re not educationally suitable and have been shown to be harmful to some kids,” Mallory said.
She argued that teachers do not assign other religious books like the Bible as student reading.
It would be amusing listening to idiots like Mallory blow hot air if it weren’t for the fact that so many other idiots take them seriously. She wouldn’t know a Wiccan religious book if it bit her on the ass.