Popular Culture: Harry Potter: December 2001 Archives

December 31, 2001

Harry Potter is evil (yawn)

United States: The pastor of a New Mexico church declared that Harry Potter is the devil and he is destroying people as he urged his congregation to join in a book-burning the Taliban would've been proud of. Pastor Jack Brock of the Christ Community Church in Alamogordo admitted he had never read the books.

As well as Harry Potter books, members of the church torched Stephen King books, ouija boards, recordings by Eminem and AC/DC and even a copy of Disney's Snow White, all of which they called the work of the Devil. I hope they bought these legitimately rather than stealing them to deny the artists their royalties!

Counter-protestors wore witch hats and carried brooksticks. One of them carried a Third Reich War Ensign and placards included one reading Hitler - Bin Laden - Pastor Brock - what great company. 'Satanic' Harry Potter books burnt - BBC News, 30th December 2001

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