September 28, 2009

Witchcraft....it's gonna getcha!

Bush Officials Objected To Awarding Medal To J.K. Rowling Because Harry Potter Books Promote Witchcraft

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civil award, and is given to individuals who have contributed to: 1) the security or national interests of the United States, 2) world peace, or 3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

In his new book, Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor, former Bush speechwriter Matt Latimer reveals how politicized the revered Presidential Medal of Freedom became during the Bush administration.

Latimer writes that administration officials objected to giving author J.K. Rowling the Presidential Medal of Freedom because her writing “encouraged witchcraft” (p. 201):
This was the same sort of narrow thinking that led people in the White House to actually object to giving the author J.K. Rowling a presidential medal because the Harry Potter books encouraged withcraft.


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5 comments:

a rose is a rose said...

i'm speechless (almost)

harry potter got kids of all types and minds and sizes and colors to READ. yes READ. to me, that's a GOOD thing. a VERY good thing.

but i do have a question

and what the hell is wrong with 'witchcraft' any damn way?

Lemmy Caution said...

George W. and his ilk would give you a very simple answer to that.....

Deuteronomy 18:10-11

Blueberry said...

If Harry Potter's magic were real (and therefore, a danger), the military would be using it against brown people.

And didn't any of these nuts grow up with Fairy Tales? What planet were they from? That's a real question.

Lemmy Caution said...

Oh they grew up with a fairy tale alright! One that told them that those brown people that worship a different invisible friend than theirs are to be converted or vanquished.

a rose is a rose said...

why did king george's god ask abraham to kill HIS son then? was king george's god really wiccan?