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.

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“I'll think about it.”

Since: Nov 07

central Florida

#724 Mar 27, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>Someone lied earlier and said pagans do not seek converts or to grow. No one was fooled. At least your honest.
"Someone?" lied?
I believe it was at least 3 of us who said we DO NOT PROSELYTIZE.

No pagan will ever come to your door asking you to listen to our rhetoric.
No pagan will ever stand on a street corner, waving a broom, and yelling "come to our full moon circle tonight!"
No pagan will ever hand out literature, call you on the phone, or accost you in a store to tout our beliefs.
If you evidence sincere interest in our path, we will try to give you some help, but that is ALL.
Of course we are glad to see the numbers of pagans increasing..but Scott, the point is that WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.

You are the one who is insecure and needs others to accept your version of deity.
You can't believe others won't do what YOU do...
so you accuse us of it.

We are not lying. We don't care what your personal beliefs are. Try to get a grip on that.

Writing in Paradise

Honolulu, HI

#725 Mar 28, 2008
knit and pray wrote:
<quoted text>Yes he told him to prepare an alter , but evidently you did not read the rest of the story, God told Abraham to look and there was a lamb, God told Abraham to offer up the lamb, not his son.
Too bad God didn't stop the second man from sacrificing his daughter, eh?
Writing in Paradise

Honolulu, HI

#726 Mar 28, 2008
knit and pray wrote:
<quoted text>Since you have read the bible three times, I doubt it, you cannot comprehend what this passage is about even after three times, little children understand why can,t you? GOD WAS TESTING ABRAHAM!
And nevermind what the little boy thought as his dad tried to stab him and kill him, right?

Your god is a pathetic, twisted, demonic ass.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#727 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>Someone lied earlier and said pagans do not seek converts or to grow. No one was fooled. At least your honest.
You are confused. That post of Heather's in NO WAY proved that Pagans seek to convert people. We do not do that.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#728 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>If your claim is true where did your power go. How come you can't change the color of one of your hairs without dye. How come you cannot do anything. Even if you do magic you have to call on demon power to do it. Foolishness is all i can say and deep deep deep deception. May God have mercy on you.
There are no demons in Wicca. You are wrong.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#729 Mar 28, 2008
aWitchintheWoods wrote:
<quoted text>
"Someone?" lied?
I believe it was at least 3 of us who said we DO NOT PROSELYTIZE.
No pagan will ever come to your door asking you to listen to our rhetoric.
No pagan will ever stand on a street corner, waving a broom, and yelling "come to our full moon circle tonight!"
No pagan will ever hand out literature, call you on the phone, or accost you in a store to tout our beliefs.
If you evidence sincere interest in our path, we will try to give you some help, but that is ALL.
Of course we are glad to see the numbers of pagans increasing..but Scott, the point is that WE DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING FOR THAT TO HAPPEN.
You are the one who is insecure and needs others to accept your version of deity.
You can't believe others won't do what YOU do...
so you accuse us of it.
We are not lying. We don't care what your personal beliefs are. Try to get a grip on that.
Absolutely right :)
potter fan

Marietta, GA

#730 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
Hp supports paganism and witchcraft and the wiccan religion. Anyon e who is not afraid to expose their children to this garbage is very foolish. We rate movies and music to warn parents who may be unawares. Well if you don't know your unaware that the runes and spells and demonic sayings in the book are the actual ones used in the practice of paganism white witchcraft and black magic witchcraft. If there is no devil, no spirit world , no demons, no angels and no God then these books are just harmless fantasy fun. But if there really is a spirit realm you have imported poison and provided it to you own children. You decide. This woman is right. You should be able to give to your own kids if you're so foolish. But the govt should not provide it in the school system. The things in HP are a religion and in my opinion a very evil one for it seeks to destroy our greatest asset our children. Jesus said the things that cause men to sin must come but woe to the one hom through it comes. And he also said it is better to have a mill stone tied around your neck and thrown into the sea than to cause one of these little ones who believe in me to sin. Ya'll better be careful. God is God all by himself. You gonna get in trouble if you keep supporting evil and opposing good.
Ya know, i am not going to put down this opinion because last i checked this was america with freedom to speak and state your opinion however, that also means that i can STRONGLY disagree. HP IS A BOOK SERIES!! That's it! Its not a religion nor does it promote a religion in anyway. they aren't claming to worship one god or another, the books are purely for entertainment. They are a fun way to laugh and enjoy reading. I am the daughter of a deacon, my mom works at my church and i have been a christian since i was 9. My parents make fun of me because i am a serious potter geek, but they don't freak out because i am reading them. Your kids must not read fairy princess books or superhero stuff either right? because if you apply what you've been saying your kids must have no imagination just like you. No dreams of wanting to be a princess one day or having a fairy godmother or dreams of being a superhero from another planet like superman or play power rangers. sorry but you just kicked your self with your comment, making you look like a total stiff. pull the stick out of your butt and enjoy the imagination that God gave you and have fun.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#731 Mar 28, 2008
potter fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya know, i am not going to put down this opinion because last i checked this was america with freedom to speak and state your opinion however, that also means that i can STRONGLY disagree. HP IS A BOOK SERIES!! That's it! Its not a religion nor does it promote a religion in anyway. they aren't claming to worship one god or another, the books are purely for entertainment. They are a fun way to laugh and enjoy reading. I am the daughter of a deacon, my mom works at my church and i have been a christian since i was 9. My parents make fun of me because i am a serious potter geek, but they don't freak out because i am reading them. Your kids must not read fairy princess books or superhero stuff either right? because if you apply what you've been saying your kids must have no imagination just like you. No dreams of wanting to be a princess one day or having a fairy godmother or dreams of being a superhero from another planet like superman or play power rangers. sorry but you just kicked your self with your comment, making you look like a total stiff. pull the stick out of your butt and enjoy the imagination that God gave you and have fun.
Many people in my family who are Christian have read, and love the books. It's quite obvious that people like the one you responded to have never read the books. If they had, they'd know that it doesn't teach anything about religion, and that the only religious holiday mentioned in Christmas. Some of them don't read it for themselves, they rely on others to tell them what to think. It's sad. The real problem, I believe, is that the witches in the story are the good guys. It's not like other stories, where the witches are punished. They don't like that the witches don't 'get what they deserve' in the end. That's MY take, anyway.
potter fan

Marietta, GA

#732 Mar 28, 2008
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Many people in my family who are Christian have read, and love the books. It's quite obvious that people like the one you responded to have never read the books. If they had, they'd know that it doesn't teach anything about religion, and that the only religious holiday mentioned in Christmas. Some of them don't read it for themselves, they rely on others to tell them what to think. It's sad. The real problem, I believe, is that the witches in the story are the good guys. It's not like other stories, where the witches are punished. They don't like that the witches don't 'get what they deserve' in the end. That's MY take, anyway.
Exactly!!! ya know you and i may not agree on our religious choices but i'm not gonna put you down because of it just the same way i'm sure you wouldn't put someone down who was being courteous to you. i really think that "scott" guy or who ever should read the books before making a judgement. He might change his mind. But apparently ignorance is bliss in his mind.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#733 Mar 28, 2008
potter fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly!!! ya know you and i may not agree on our religious choices but i'm not gonna put you down because of it just the same way i'm sure you wouldn't put someone down who was being courteous to you. i really think that "scott" guy or who ever should read the books before making a judgement. He might change his mind. But apparently ignorance is bliss in his mind.
I agree, they should read the books first. Then, if they think it's wrong, at least they know for certain why they do.

I remember reading about a man, a Christian, whose daughter wanted to know why she couldn't read them. He read them, so that he could tell her exactly why, and then found out that he had been wrong about them. I believe he wrote a book on why the themes in the book can be considered good Christian themes.

But, if he had still found them to be inappropriate for his daughter, I'd be the first to say that is his right. That is a parent's right, duty, and priviledge, to judge what is appropriate for our own children.

That's why the whole deal with the woman trying to get the books removed from the school library bothers me so much. She's trying to take that right away from all parents there, just because she doesn't like the books that she hasn't even read.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#734 Mar 28, 2008
Writing in Paradise wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad God didn't stop the second man from sacrificing his daughter, eh?
You lie and when you do you speak your native language taught by your father. The father of all lies. Lot offered the homosexual men his virgin daughters(a sin). They refused. They wanted the 2 male visitors. They didnot know they were angels. These men and everyone in the region was struck blind. They had a physical manifestation of what was already case in point to their spiritual condition and their hearts. Much like saul did when visited by the Lord after the resurrection. But because grace was not yet revealed. They were destroyed a warning to all in the like condition. The daughters were offered but never taken in sacrifice. But never worry. Jesus said the men of sodom and gommarrah will rise up(meaning He was gonna save them) and testify against this present generation. Because they lived not under grace. But you who repeat their error even though grace has been revealed you will meet a similar fate. Only differenc yours will be permanent.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#735 Mar 28, 2008
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree, they should read the books first. Then, if they think it's wrong, at least they know for certain why they do.
I remember reading about a man, a Christian, whose daughter wanted to know why she couldn't read them. He read them, so that he could tell her exactly why, and then found out that he had been wrong about them. I believe he wrote a book on why the themes in the book can be considered good Christian themes.
But, if he had still found them to be inappropriate for his daughter, I'd be the first to say that is his right. That is a parent's right, duty, and priviledge, to judge what is appropriate for our own children.
That's why the whole deal with the woman trying to get the books removed from the school library bothers me so much. She's trying to take that right away from all parents there, just because she doesn't like the books that she hasn't even read.
Another lie and twist of words. She didn't try to remove them from wal-mart or barnes and nobles. She tried to remove them from public schools. She tried to leave it exclusively up to parents. Not teachers and school administrator. If this trash was not in any school in the world. You the parent would still have opportunity if you were so unwise to expose your children with a simple trip to wal-mart.
Wes the Wiccan

Hartsville, TN

#736 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>You lie and when you do you speak your native language taught by your father. The father of all lies. Lot offered the homosexual men his virgin daughters(a sin). They refused. They wanted the 2 male visitors. They didnot know they were angels. These men and everyone in the region was struck blind. They had a physical manifestation of what was already case in point to their spiritual condition and their hearts. Much like saul did when visited by the Lord after the resurrection. But because grace was not yet revealed. They were destroyed a warning to all in the like condition. The daughters were offered but never taken in sacrifice. But never worry. Jesus said the men of sodom and gommarrah will rise up(meaning He was gonna save them) and testify against this present generation. Because they lived not under grace. But you who repeat their error even though grace has been revealed you will meet a similar fate. Only differenc yours will be permanent.
Your an idiot.....if your going to have a debate talk facts, dont talk about something youve read in a book that has been rewriten, added to, and taken from, Paganism was around a very long time before your Gods son even existed...haa...maybe Im crazy but how could be be useing your Devils power for our own benifit if your devil didnt even exist at the time...haa...uh you poeple just keep going around in circles....you see I know your going to comment back on this with yet another bible verse trying to prove me wrong...but you see as long as you use your bible to defend your faith you wont get any futher than you have now...why..because most everyone here ALLREADY KNOW YOUR BIBLE'S WORD STUPIED....
potter fan

Marietta, GA

#737 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>Another lie and twist of words. She didn't try to remove them from wal-mart or barnes and nobles. She tried to remove them from public schools. She tried to leave it exclusively up to parents. Not teachers and school administrator. If this trash was not in any school in the world. You the parent would still have opportunity if you were so unwise to expose your children with a simple trip to wal-mart.
Well then if you want them to take the books out of school library's then make sure they take every other fairy tale along with it. Heaven forbid any child use their imagination?
potter fan

Marietta, GA

#738 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>Another lie and twist of words. She didn't try to remove them from wal-mart or barnes and nobles. She tried to remove them from public schools. She tried to leave it exclusively up to parents. Not teachers and school administrator. If this trash was not in any school in the world. You the parent would still have opportunity if you were so unwise to expose your children with a simple trip to wal-mart.
or why don't we just shut down the walmart's or barnes and noble or borders because they have more books that are FAR WORSE at all of them? you are passionate and that's all well and good, but it sounds like you are one of those over zelious parents that think it would be far better to lock your kids in their bedrooms for the rest of there lives and never let them experience anything. have you ever read the books? HONESTLY!!

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#739 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>Another lie and twist of words. She didn't try to remove them from wal-mart or barnes and nobles. She tried to remove them from public schools. She tried to leave it exclusively up to parents. Not teachers and school administrator. If this trash was not in any school in the world. You the parent would still have opportunity if you were so unwise to expose your children with a simple trip to wal-mart.
She has no right to remove any book from the public school library. It's not trash, and you would know that if you had bothered to read the books. She is attempting to speak for all parents, and she simply doesn't have that right.

If she cannot control her own children to the point where they will check a book out of the library when she's told them not to, then her best bet is to remove her children from the public schools, not the book. Then, she can isolate them all she wants. Personally, I think that's child abuse, but the law says otherwise.

The parents spoke, the majority wanted the book to remain. They pay their taxes too, so what right does one woman have to have it removed? The answer is; no right at all.

*Note, I am not against homeschooling, just those that do so to keep their children from learning anything contrary to their beliefs. If their beliefs are that shaky, perhaps they are not worth having. I homeschooled my children for two years when I was able to do so.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#740 Mar 28, 2008
potter fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Ya know, i am not going to put down this opinion because last i checked this was america with freedom to speak and state your opinion however, that also means that i can STRONGLY disagree. HP IS A BOOK SERIES!! That's it! Its not a religion nor does it promote a religion in anyway. they aren't claming to worship one god or another, the books are purely for entertainment. They are a fun way to laugh and enjoy reading. I am the daughter of a deacon, my mom works at my church and i have been a christian since i was 9. My parents make fun of me because i am a serious potter geek, but they don't freak out because i am reading them. Your kids must not read fairy princess books or superhero stuff either right? because if you apply what you've been saying your kids must have no imagination just like you. No dreams of wanting to be a princess one day or having a fairy godmother or dreams of being a superhero from another planet like superman or play power rangers. sorry but you just kicked your self with your comment, making you look like a total stiff. pull the stick out of your butt and enjoy the imagination that God gave you and have fun.
People for ages have put up with all manner of evils in the name of what is entertaining. The roman coliseum, the hangings turned into picnics,the guiollutine in france during the french revolution. The burning of witches all over the world. Porno in this present culture. It is amazing to me what people will accept in the name of entertainment. The satanic says in hard rock and rap music today. The list goes on.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#741 Mar 28, 2008
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
She has no right to remove any book from the public school library. It's not trash, and you would know that if you had bothered to read the books. She is attempting to speak for all parents, and she simply doesn't have that right.
If she cannot control her own children to the point where they will check a book out of the library when she's told them not to, then her best bet is to remove her children from the public schools, not the book. Then, she can isolate them all she wants. Personally, I think that's child abuse, but the law says otherwise.
The parents spoke, the majority wanted the book to remain. They pay their taxes too, so what right does one woman have to have it removed? The answer is; no right at all.
*Note, I am not against homeschooling, just those that do so to keep their children from learning anything contrary to their beliefs. If their beliefs are that shaky, perhaps they are not worth having. I homeschooled my children for two years when I was able to do so.
The school board and the courts agreed with you. But she did have the right to petition and they the right to deny it.
scott

Lawrenceville, GA

#742 Mar 28, 2008
potter fan wrote:
<quoted text>
or why don't we just shut down the walmart's or barnes and noble or borders because they have more books that are FAR WORSE at all of them? you are passionate and that's all well and good, but it sounds like you are one of those over zelious parents that think it would be far better to lock your kids in their bedrooms for the rest of there lives and never let them experience anything. have you ever read the books? HONESTLY!!
No one ever advocated such things or censorship or bool burning. That would be the beginning of a road down to fascism. They just said keep it rom public schools funded by govt whwn so many objected to it. She is by no means alone. There is a silent moral majority that feels just like her. She is no where near as isolated as you would like to believe. And there are many outlets where potter books are not available like the one i own and manage.
potter fan

Marietta, GA

#743 Mar 28, 2008
scott wrote:
<quoted text>People for ages have put up with all manner of evils in the name of what is entertaining. The roman coliseum, the hangings turned into picnics,the guiollutine in france during the french revolution. The burning of witches all over the world. Porno in this present culture. It is amazing to me what people will accept in the name of entertainment. The satanic says in hard rock and rap music today. The list goes on.
you still didn't answer the question...HAVE YOU READ THEM OR NOT??

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