The Harry Potter book series was banned from a Catholic School in Tennessee this year. While this is not the first-time religion has had negative opinions on the Harry Potter franchise, as noted in the article published by CBS News, all it took was a mother requesting the books to be removed from the library.
The books were removed due to the belief that reading about the magic, both good and evil, conjures demons and spirits. The Reverend of the school feels that all Harry Potter does is oppose the traditional values of religion and it encourages students to join occult groups.
The article notes that this is not the first time that the Harry Potter series has been asked to have been removed from libraries. Previously, a mother asked the Gwinnett County Board of Education to remove the books because of the “evil” within them. This series is controversial to a lot of people that it was on the American Library Association list from 2001-2003.