You know what’s evil? All sci-fi/fantasy books everywhere

At least, that’s according to Laura Mallory, who wants the Gwinnett Board of Education to remove Harry Potter books from the schools because they contain (and promote, apparently) the use of magic. The school board attorney responded only half correctly.

Board of Education attorney Victoria Sweeny said that if schools were to remove all books containing reference to witches, they would have to ban Macbeth and Cinderella. “There’s a mountain of evidence for keeping Harry Potter,” she said, adding that the books don’t support any particular religion but present instead universal themes of friendship and overcoming adversity.

This is very true and useful to know. However, it’s only half correct because banning books from schools shouldn’t be done at all (insert usual caveat for not allowing pornography and the like in schools).

Luckily, though, we can all determine and vote for ourselves whether or not Harry Potter is evil. Before you vote, let me remind you of his numerous achievements in defeating real-life fictional evil and, just as important, annoying Snape.

1 Comment so far

  1. Richard (unregistered) on October 10th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    No magic? And how exactly does she think that Santa gets his tubby butt down the chimbly? Yoga? And those flyin’ reindeer, too much Red Bull and Gray Goose?

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