Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Harry Potter and the Parents of Close Minded Idiocy

Witch Hunt in Ga.

ATLANTA — A suburban county that sparked a public outcry when its libraries temporarily eliminated funding for Spanish-language fiction is now being asked to ban Harry Potter books from its schools.

Laura Mallory, a mother of four, told a hearing officer for the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Tuesday that the popular fiction series is an "evil" attempt to indoctrinate children in the Wicca religion.

Yes, because books that show the importance of friendship, perseverance in the face of adversity, and self-reliance are evil. So is a book that is actually encouraging children to read. Dear Lord, they may want to read other books. And start to become independent thinkers.

The horror!

I think the course of action is clear. We must ban any book that encourages alternative viewpoints. Any book which does not support our common values (as defined by me and other qualified persons). In fact just to be safe, we better all burn those contrary books before they poison anybody else's mind.