Harry Potter shoots kids, steals their lunch money

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She hasn't commented on the Charles Carl Roberts slayings yet, but Laura Mallory -- tragically just a few days too late for Banned Books Week -- does think that Harry Potter is responsible for several recent school shootings:

"A woman who maintains that the Harry Potter books are an attempt to teach children witchcraft is pushing for the second time to have them banned from school libraries.

Laura Mallory, a mother of four from the Atlanta suburb of Loganville, told a Georgia Board of Education officer that the books by British author J.K. Rowling, sought to indoctrinate children as Wiccans, or practitioners of religious witchcraft.

Referring to the recent rash of deadly assaults at schools, Mallory said books that promote evil - as she claims the Potter ones do - help foster the kind of culture where school shootings happen.

That would not happen if students instead read the Bible, Mallory said.

She added that the books were harmful to children who are unable to differentiate between reality and fantasy."

Ms. Mallory, on the other hand, has a crystal-clear grasp on reality.

Picture blatantly stolen from YesButNoButYes.

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