Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Harry Potter Stays in Georgia

Many news sources including USA Today and Yahoo News are reporting that Superior Judge Ronnie Batchelor upheld a decision by the Georgia Board of Education to support the Gwinnett County School Board in its decision to keep the Harry Potter books in the school libraries.

Laura Mallory, mother of four children, two of which attend schools in Gwinnett county has spent years trying to remove the Harry Potter books, arguing that the books are indoctrinating children in witchcraft. At the last hearing, Mallory argued that having books in the library that she believes promote witchcraft is a violation of the separation of church and state, since some people practise witchcraft as a religion.

The American Libary Association (ALA) identifies the Harry Potter series as the most challenged books of the 21st century.

For more pictures and news on the Harry Potter series, visit Yahoo News.

"Helping others from the terror within!" is the slogan on Laura Mallory's MySpace site. Visit there to read her perspective.

No comments: