Catholic School Pulls Harry Potter From Shelves, Citing Concern Over 'Curses and Spells'

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A Catholic school in Nashville has hit the headlines after deciding to ban Harry Potter books from its library.

On August 28, the pastor of St. Edward Catholic School, Rev. Dan Reehil, sent an email to staff explaining his reasons for removing the popular fantasy novels.

"These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true," he wrote, according to the Guardian. "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 texts."

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