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I really couldn’t make this crazy stuff up if I wanted…

July 19, 2012

So I saw a story today about a local Christian group that is asserting, once again, the evilness of Harry Potter (and how the public libraries are dens of evil liberals that want to corrupt your children). Just thought I’d share it, in case anyone doubted my previous post that Christians* really do this kind of thing. Follow the link for the full story.

Evil public library indoctrinating kids with Harry Potter movies, Midlands group says

A Lexington County public library is poisoning the minds of area children with occultic films which promote witchcraft and “reject God’s Word,” according to a Midlands right-wing advocacy organization.

Of course we’re talking about the wildly popular Harry Potter series, which the group Columbia Christians for Life believes is “presenting to [children] as “good” that which the Bible says is ‘evil’ (i.e., Witchcraft and Wizardry).” The group told supporters via email Wednesday evening that the Cayce-West Columbia Branch Library has been showing the Harry Potter films throughout the month of July, “despite citizen complaints to Lexington County Library officials, and informing two Lexington County Council members.”


* Yes, I know that not all Christians are like this, but they do exist, and they tend to be quite vocal.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2012 9:02 pm

    my wife thinks its witchcraft

    • July 19, 2012 9:29 pm

      Wow. I haven’t personally met anyone who thinks stuff like that (at least not that I’m aware of). My family are all fans of the Harry Potter movies.

  2. July 21, 2012 9:29 am

    Just for the record, I’m a christian, I love the Harry Potter books, but I know christians who think they’re evil. But maybe they should demonstrate against the movies because they cut so much out! : )

  3. July 27, 2012 10:39 pm

    I know people like this. It is so ridiculous – kids can’t watch movies about 3 friends’ relationships, good winning over bad, and creative imagination, yet they can pretend to be cannibals and eat Jesus’ flesh and drink his blood in some perverse ritual each Sunday.

  4. Sam Waterburry permalink
    September 8, 2012 10:18 am

  5. September 27, 2012 4:30 pm

    At least this country has the freedom to believe in whatever you like. Just remember, it could always be worse.

    • October 5, 2012 12:39 am

      That we do, for the most part, and that is one reason why so many of us are being so vocal about these sorts of things. We have a right to believe what we want, and to express that, regardless of what some in the fundamental arms of whatever religion want to believe.

      No, we don’t have to worry about (in the US) a corrupt government or military or police force or terrorist group threatening us at gunpoint to believe in the One True Religion™. No, we don’t have to worry about (in the US) facing prison time because we do not accept the One True Religion™. These are good things, things that I don’t think will change any time soon in this country.

      But, there are many who risk losing their job if their non-belief is found out, especially in the parts of the country I have lived in. This is the case even for many not employed by churches or religious organizations. While it is illegal to fire someone from a non-church job over religion, some people will find another excuse to fire someone if they find out they do not believe in the same god. There are many who risk losing their social and family support if they announce their unbelief. This was illustrated far too clearly last year when a young man was kicked to the curb by his family after he took a stand against a school prayer in Louisiana. There are also those to the far right who would love to see the US become a theocracy (perhaps not in name, but for all intents and purposes). Those sort are the minority in Christendom, but they do exist and are vocal.

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