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