So...I read this story about a former librarian who claims she was forced to quit after refusing to work a library function that promoted "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
While respecting her religious beliefs, I find it ironic that a librarian would refuse to support a book. There surely must be thousands of other offensive-to-her-beliefs books that she works with on a daily basis. Why choose to grandstand over a book in a series that arguably has strong Christian overtones?
I simply do not understand censorship.
If you don't like it, don't read/listen/look/go to see something.
The beautiful thing about books is that there are so many of them. Billions of them. All different. I love reading and I LOVED the Harry Potter series. I can't understand why people protest the Harry books. Yes, it's about "witchcraft" though any Wiccan you meet would laugh at the wizardry in it, but just think about how many life long readers that series has produced?
In a world that is full of violent video games/movies/tv, it's nice to remind our children to believe in imagination and magic.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by MoxieMamaKC at 7:36 PM