Catholic school bans ‘Harry Potter’ books because they contain ‘actual curses and spells’

Catholic school bans ‘Harry Potter’ books because they contain ‘actual curses and spells’

The Harry Potter books at a private Catholic school in Nashville, Tennessee have been removed from library shelves on the advice of exorcists.

St. Edward Catholic school’s pastor Rev. Dan Reehil claims author J.K. Rowling’s books contain “actual curses and spells”, and therefore they’re not suitable for kids.

In an email to parents, obtained by The Tennessean, Reehil explains he consulted with exorcists, who recommended he remove the books.

He wrote: “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 school pastor reportedly sent the email after a parent asked why her daughter couldn’t find a Harry Potter book in the library.