[a mother whose attempt to ban Harry Potter from the library shelves of public schools failed]
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.”
Mallory said she has testimony from children who have read the Harry Potter books and have thought about acting out spells described in the books.
“They don’t want the Easter Bunny’s power,” Mallory said. “The children in our generation want Harry’s power, and they’re getting it.”
Laura Mallory, Pensacola News Journal 79 Comments
[5/30/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 7
Submitted By: Gadren