Mom: Kick Potter Out of School

Mom: Kick Potter Out of School

There are 1236 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Sep 28, 2007, titled Mom: Kick Potter Out of School. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Laura Mallory is not a Harry Potter fan, and she isn't giving up the fight to have the popular character taken out of elementary school.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WXIA Atlanta.

scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#26 Dec 11, 2007
It's our opinion,(operative word opinion) that this material is harmful and should not be in public schools. What if the watchtower society or the mormons or sung jung moon wanted to put their material in public schools. What if the christians like me wanted to put our material in the schools. The place for these things are in private homes not public schools.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#27 Dec 11, 2007
keepnreal wrote:
<quoted text>This is from his posting on a web site " all I want to do is kill and injure as many of you... as I can especially Christians who are to blame for most of the problems in the world". He was not a Christian, possibly he claimed to be at one time, but quit the organization he was with. How can he be a Christian when he makes this claim against those who follow Christ? Sure, he was sick and the root of that sickness is sin. The voices he said heard were not of the Father, therefore I can sincerely say that he was not Christian, but hated Christians according his own source.
He was raised as a Christian in a very Christian home, what could cause someone to do this? Yes I guess he gave up his faith along time ago, he may have blamed religion but it takes some one very unwell to kill innocent people the way he did.

I am just trying to understand how anyone could do this. I guess many are asking themselves the same question today. All I can do is send My love to all those that are effected by this.
Notorious P-I-G

Atlanta, GA

#28 Dec 11, 2007
scott wrote:
Playful not say that HP or any other books should be banned from barnes and nobles thats the owners decision. I own a media outlet and Hp,porn and many others are banned. Just don't need the money that bad. Also banned pastor troy, bone and many rap groups that espouse satan But if the school included these poisonous things their would be an uproar and they would be right.
If this guy "owns a media outlet," we're all in trouble. And by the way, Scott, Wicca is not the same as Satanism, nor is it ever mentioned or alluded to in any Harry Potter book. That's the problem with these morons: They get a "devil word" in their vocabulary, they don't understand what it means (they just know it's "bad") and then they noise it all over the place, demonstrating their ignorance but never for a second SHUTTING UP. Jesus Christ is probably spinning in his grave over what you sheep are doing in his name.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#30 Dec 11, 2007
Does anyone know why we oppose these books. We the christians believe that God has assigned an angel to every child. We believe that these angels stand before him and see his face all day long. These angels will complain directly to God if you hurt abuse or mislead a child. We believe that God has entrusted to parents the priviledge and responsibilty to feed nurture and keep safe these charges to their care. The pagan and witchcraft sects believe that there is rewards to be gained from their master(satan) for harming children. Thats why there is razors in apples and poison in candy at halloween. Thats where the stories of the wicked witches come from. Cinderella wizard of oz etc. In these stories good always wins(not endorsing) but in HP both sides are evil. Just one side is more evil than the other. This is the explaination for why Jesus said it is better to be thrown in the sea than to hurt a child. The hurting of children draws particularly harsh wrath from God.
justified

Stockbridge, GA

#31 Dec 11, 2007
here go the Christians judging yet again, forgive me if I'm wrong but according to your bible it is your God who is supposed to be the one who judges - NOT YOU! So why do you insist upon doing it over and over again. You people consistently go against your own so called beliefs. You preach all the time but never practice what you preach. Again, like the bumper sticker says Dear God, please save me from your followers!!!
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#32 Dec 11, 2007
Max we know you being a nazi follow the occult. Thats ok its your right to serve your master satan. It is also my right to follow my master Jesus. I'm going where ever he is. His fate is my fate. Your going where your master is. His fate is your fate.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#33 Dec 11, 2007
Notorious he's not in his grave. Remember its empty. He's seated at the right hand of the Father and he stands when his brothers are persecuted. Be careful.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#34 Dec 11, 2007
That's what we're saying. If wicca was referred to openly the books wouldn't be so bad. It's the deception is where our objection stems. If parents clearly knew what was in the books it would be rejected that's why it was veiled. You think someone who wanted to harm your children would clearly tell you their evil intent. That is what the arguement is all about. Most parents don't know. You object to our attempts to inform them so they can make and informed choice for themselves.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#35 Dec 11, 2007
Justified at just what point exactly did i judge anyone seriously without the bias or emotion. We invited you in but if you don't want to come don't let the back door hit cha. We're better off if you stay where you are.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#36 Dec 11, 2007
Hey notorious pig are you one of the ones that the legion was allowed to enter. I don't have to shut up just like you don't.

“Southern Girl!”

Since: Jul 07

Meansville, Ga

#38 Dec 11, 2007
David wrote:
I would like to bring this subject back to our attention though it has been only a month after I first noticed this. Congratulations, Laura, for you stand. I work with teenagers on a weekly basis. Satan has put a fear into everyone and suicide rates go up, violence is increasing, and young people have no desire to do anything or have any purpose in their life that would cause this nation to be as great as it already is. I love America, but works like Harry Potter is tearing our purpose apart. This is not just speaking for the Christians as I am, but it is also the view of a good portion of the American people.
Which portion? Ummm....last time I checked, Harry Potter wasn't teaching children to do violence, and for the record, Romeo and Juliet committed suicide and noone is out to have that removed from the lesson plans. Stop blaming books and movies for the problems in this world.

“Southern Girl!”

Since: Jul 07

Meansville, Ga

#39 Dec 11, 2007
keepnreal wrote:
<quoted text>I support what you have written. It shows agape love for our children. Unfortunately some people are still in darkness as you can by the responses to your post. We all must be encouraged, all that is written against what you've expressed reveals the word of God to be even more powerful and true. As you know, in His word he said we would face persecution. I, as a parent, would rather have the word of God presented to me by my children and grandchildren than having them attempting to cast spells and summon demons. I don't care if anyone agrees with me or not. God is right and everyone else is wrong. He's the one that created us. The irony of it all is that if it wasn't for the prayers of the saints in this country, we would have went down like Sodom and Gomorrah. If I can recall the Columbine shooters believed in this kind anti-Christian behavior. This week another gunman killed because he "hated Christians". Keep the faith, in the end victory will be for the one that overcomes.
So the Columbine shooters committed mass murders because HP told them to? I believe in God and I teach my children to do so but I still allow my children to read and learn about other cultures and religions and when they come across something that is not in our beliefs, we discuss it and talk about WHY we feel it isn't right. I also teach them that everyone is entitled to their OWN beliefs and it's not our place to judge them.

“Southern Girl!”

Since: Jul 07

Meansville, Ga

#40 Dec 11, 2007
scott wrote:
That's what we're saying. If wicca was referred to openly the books wouldn't be so bad. It's the deception is where our objection stems. If parents clearly knew what was in the books it would be rejected that's why it was veiled. You think someone who wanted to harm your children would clearly tell you their evil intent. That is what the arguement is all about. Most parents don't know. You object to our attempts to inform them so they can make and informed choice for themselves.
How do you know that's the author's intent. I think you need to research the Wiccan beliefs, they are much different than what you're making them to be!

“Southern Girl!”

Since: Jul 07

Meansville, Ga

#41 Dec 11, 2007
This is a list of Pagan and Wiccan beliefs off of a website. I didn't see anything in there about wanting to put razors in childrens food or so forth. I don't disagree that there are evil people in the world, hence "wicked witches" but everyone isn't evil so why are all pagans and wiccans considered evil. I think the evilness is close-minded people. God tells you to spread the word of his love not to FORCE it upon people.

Wiccan Beliefs

1.) We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters

2.) We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibilty toward our enviroment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and conciousness within an evolutionary concept.

3.) We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometime called supernatural, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

4.) We concieve of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity - as masculine and feminine - and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used im magickal practice and religious worship.

5.) We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological, worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconcious, etc.- and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as neccesary for our fulfillment.

6.) We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honour those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

7.) We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it - a world view and philosophy and life which we identify as witchcraft - the wiccan way.

8.) Calling oneself "witch" does not make a witch-but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and intitiations. A witch seeks to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with nature.

9.) We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and devleopment of conciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

10.) Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be "the only way" and have sought to deny freedom to others and to supress other ways of religious practice and belief.

11.) As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.

12.) We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as "satan or the "Devil", as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.

13.)We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#42 Dec 11, 2007
brandyterrence wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you know that's the author's intent. I think you need to research the Wiccan beliefs, they are much different than what you're making them to be!
Finally, some one who tells it like it is, thankyou Brandyterrence. Love and light.x

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#43 Dec 11, 2007
Max wrote:
<quoted text>
I have no "master." I do not follow a religion. I think deeper into matters that you avoid. Not once have you answered my question on these other religions and beliefs that came before.
I practice no religion. I was a christian as a kid, I read the bible, believed, then got older, stopped believing, got over it, and got educated.
Its obvious this woman is an idiot and has wasted tax dollars in this feeble attempt.
Wouldn't it be the parents fault or the kids fault because they did not follow their parents' instructions if they read these books? No one is forcing them to read. Its just like putting a drink of the table, its there if he/she wants it.
You also avoided this question.
Name one incident in where a child has committed a crime or something bad because he/she read a HP book.
There are far "worse" books in the school's library than what you claim HP to be. In fact like I said before. Beowulf is a required reading, so is Shakespeare's "MacBeth" that has witches in it as well.
Great post, love and light .x
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#44 Dec 11, 2007
Max you never were a christian. the bible states that those who are called to us stay with us. The reason people don't stay is time proves what God knows already.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#45 Dec 11, 2007
cannot answer what i do not know. Don't really know the motivation of religious criminals that hate other groups and hurt them with guns and bombs. I do no that sin is the ultimate cause and satan is the source. I don't blame HP i blame satan and those who work for him. I just think the people who espouse the wiccan religion work for him.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#46 Dec 11, 2007
People who follow false religions always veil their beliefs in a charade that they believe in good. While all the while plan repression world domination and furthering the desires of their master. I wish to further the desires of my master Jesus to love God with all my heart all my soul and all my might. And to love all of my neighbors of all ethnos with love and as i love myself. And treating them with honor and respect.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#47 Dec 11, 2007
kethry whats with the draco stuff are you a person that loves vampires. You like max's post for your fate is the same as his have a nice trip.

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