Harry Potter books removed from school as pastor says spells ‘real’

Np News 24 Nashville: JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books have been banned by the administration in a catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee as a pastor said that the curses and spells mentioned in JK Rowling’s book about the wizarding world¬† may lead to ‘conjuring evil spirits’ when read by a human being.

According to local news outlet ‘The Tennessean’, the pastor at St Edward Catholic School sent an email to the parents of the student informing them that he had contacted exorcists who advised the school to remove the books.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception,” Reverend Dan Reehil wrote in his email. “The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email further read.

The ‘Harry Potter’ series was published between 1997 and 2007. The series has have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight films.

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