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“He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” Must Be Furious

voldemort.jpgA Georgia judge has ruled that Harry Potter gets to stay in school. Not Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, mind you; rather, the Harry Potter books are allowed to stay in Georgia public schools, as the judge threw out a lawsuit filed by Laura Mallory (that last name is awfully close to “Malfoy,” isn’t it?).

Mallory was trying to get the Potter books banned because she says that they promote witchcraft and are an attempt to indoctrinate kids. Local school boards have defended the books, arguing that they help encourage kids to read and increase literacy, as well as spark the kids’ creativity. Last May, Mallory’s request for a ban was denied by her county, and the state Board of Education upheld that decision last December. That’s when she turned to the state courts, but Judge Ronnie Batchelor said that the school’s evidence about the books’ merits supported their decision to let the books stay in the school libraries.

Mallory says she may try to waste more public resources by filing a federal lawsuit, though she’ll get a lawyer to help her this time: “I maybe need a whole new case from the ground up.”

My favorite part of all of this is Mallory’s utter hypocrisy. During the court hearing, she argued that the books violate the separation of church and state since some people practice witchcraft. But then she turned around and said this to reporters: “I have a dream that God will be welcomed back in our schools again. I think we need him.”

So Mallory doesn’t actually believe in the separation of church and state; rather, she believes in the separation of every-religion-but-hers and state.

Ignorant hypocritical hick.

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Yup. It's even better when you live here. We've got Madame Mallory on one side of town and the Cobb County School System putting "caveat evolution" stickers in the SCIENCE books on the other. Whatever you do, DON'T PISS OFF THE INVISIBLE MAN IN THE SKY!

I really want a judge to tell her she can't file another lawsuit until she actually reads the books.

I think you meant "ignorant hypocritical asshole redneck hick" Right?

You know that part in *Army of Darkness* where the good guys have just blown up some Deadites and Ash, standing on a turret or something, goes, "Yeaaaaaaaaaaah baby"? That is the way I feel every time the Harry Potter books get to stay in another library despite the asinine machinations of an ignorant hypocritical asshole redneck hick pathetically trying to masquerade as a concerned parent.