Apparently.. Harry Potter books have real spells in them, and this Roman Catholic school in Tennessee has removed all Potter books from their library because they completely believe this.
It’s only recently that Edward Catholic School in Nashville opened up a new library.
The pastor, however, removed the Harry Potter books from the shelves this year, as he believes they could channel Satanic energies.
Reverend Dan Reehill, a member of staff at the school who has experience with exorcists, said that the depiction of magic and sorcery detailed in the books is heretical.
Reverend Reehill emailed parents stating :
“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.”
Superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville Rebecca Hammel, who defends the decision stated:
“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. We really don’t get into censorship in such selections other than making sure that what we put in our school libraries is age-appropriate materials for our classrooms.”