Results for - Catholic School Bans Harry Potter Books, Claiming Its Spells And Curses Are Real!

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A Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee, apparently doesn’t want any transfer students from Hogwarts. St. Edward School is no longer allowing its pre-K through eighth grade students to check out Harry Potter books from the school’s library. The reason? Well, the Rev. Dan Reehil, one of the school’s pastors, says the spells and curses presented in the fictional children’s series are legit and could present problems for kids who read the books, according to the Tennessean. The pastor reportedly made the decision after consulting several exorcists in the U.S. and Rome who recommended removing the books. HuffPost could not reach Reehil for comment, but Rebecca Hammel, the superintendent of schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville, told CBS News that the email is real. Hammel told the Tennessean that Reehil made his decision after talking with a parent, adding that the Catholic Church does not have an official position on Harry Potter but that “each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school.”

1. Are you aware of this issue?

Yes
31%
922 votes
No
69%
2,078 votes

2. Are you a Harry Potter fan?

Yes
35%
1,055 votes
No
52%
1,569 votes
Not Applicable
13%
376 votes

3. What do you think about Catholic Schools banning Harry Potter books because it has evil spells?

Its not a rational decision
64%
1,931 votes
It is compatible with the Catholic faith
36%
1,069 votes

4. Do you think religious ideologies should be kept away from children's education?

Yes
54%
1,610 votes
No
46%
1,390 votes
09/07/2019 Education 3049 116 By: Tellwut

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