Here we go again — Potter mania is back with the release of the movie “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”

In 2001, I held a public protest in opposition to J.K. Rowling’s book series, and again in 2002, rebuking the movies.
Every year since, I have taken my liberty to compare the Bible and its views concerning witchcraft to Rowling’s fantasy literature.

I have continually created a stir through news stories, advertisements and letters to the editor. In all actuality, I have gained many supporters along the way; however, they are not always visible.

I like to explain it this way: It’s the same as watching the fireworks on July 4. Most people like to view the display from a distance, while not a whole lot of people desire to stand next to the pyrotechnics in fear of getting burned.

I just so happen to be from the old school and embrace the phrase, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
Confronting a politically correct and biblically ignorant culture with the teachings of the Bible is like dumping gasoline on a campfire — it becomes inflamed.

As everyone may already know, I am all for book burning, especially the Potter series.

Burn, Harry, burn.

The Rev. Douglas Taylor, Lewiston


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