A school in Nashville, Tennessee has banned JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books after the pastor who runs the school declared the books contain real spells and curses. 

Reverend Dan Reehill, of St Edward Catholic School in Nashville, told parents in an email that he had spoken to exorcists in the US and at the Vatican before banning the book series.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. 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 text,” Reverend Reehill wrote.

Rebecca Hammel, the superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, said since the Catholic Church does not have an official position on the Harry Potter Mr Reehill has the final say on the subject.

“Each pastor has canonical authority to make such decisions for his parish school,” she said. “He’s well within his authority to act in that manner.”

Welcome back to the Middle Ages! A religious group called “SMS z nieba” or “SMS from Heaven”, which obviously is not aware that no one sends SMS messages anymore, not even God, has published photos on Facebook in which a Catholic priest burns books they consider to be sacrilegious, including Harry Potter books.

The burning took place in the city of Gdansk. The Facebook post justifies the bonfire with Bible quotes condemning magic. Among the books you can also see a tribal mask, an elephant figurine and what seems to be a Hello Kitty umbrella. I always knew that Kitty White is an evil witch spawned by Satan himself, but what do they have against elephants?

If you don`t believe it or think this is some sort of Onion-type parody, take a look for yourself:

Well, you can`t take a look yourself anymore because the post was deleted sometime today.

When was the last time you annoyed someone? If it was more than an hour ago, you should definitely buy one of these T-Shirts with slightly wrong quotes on them.