WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The pastor has banned Potter. Lord Voldemort has found an ally.
While Harry Potter may have survived Voldemortâ€™s killing curse, he has been defeated by the head of a Catholic school in a Boston suburb.
All of J.K. Rowlingâ€™s wildly popular books have been taken off the library shelves at St. Josephâ€™s school in Wakefield, Mass., by Rev. Ron Barker who believed their themes of sorcery and witchcraft do not belong in a Catholic setting.
“I’m in the business of Jesus and this is the enemy camp,” Barker said. “It has sorcery spells and it’s not appropriate.”
The book banning is the first time Harry Potter has been removed from a school in Massachusetts, according to the American Library Association. Seventeen other states have seen attempts to ban the books, since Rowling published “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 1998.