Just when I think I’ve heard it all. A “Christian” woman has rewritten Harry Potter because she’s afraid if her children read the original they’ll become witches. Yep. You’ve read that correctly. Grace Ann Parsons has penned Hogwarts: School of Prayers and Miracles. Seriously? I’m going back and forth between being outraged to laughing hysterically. Honestly. What is the matter with these people? I’m not even going to list the many Christian symbols that are in this book and the prevailing themes of love, loyalty, courage, and good triumphing over evil, because you know what? It doesn’t even matter. If you don’t like the books and you really think your children will start waving wands around and performing evil spells on an unsuspecting populace, how about reading a series like The Chronicles of Narnia instead? For some reason which I don’t understand most people who disapprove of Harry Potter love C.S. Lewis’s books. While I’m a fan, it doesn’t make sense to me because his books also feature magic, witches, etc… I think they just see that he was a conservative Christian writer so anything he wrote is acceptable. This woman has had the unmitigated gaul to think she can just take a book and rewrite it to suit her agenda. I know Jo Rowling has little patience for plagiarism so I hope she hauls this woman into court. Because that’s what this is, plagiarism, and I don’t think it should be ignored. I’m climbing down from my soapbox down.
Getting On My Soapbox. You’ve Been Warned!
29 Monday Sep 2014
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