Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Books are Evil. Burn Them!

Ah yes, an old fashioned book burning in Louisiana:

“It is allowed for Harry Potter to be taught in our schools, but not the Bible,” International House of Prayer pastor James Crawford said during the Shreveport Regional Unity of Faith Revival.

That is one reason pastors from several denominations and races ripped pages from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Those and pages from a pornographic magazine were put into a burn pit and set afire as praises bellowed from the congregation.

I think I’ve seen this movie before, but the version I saw was subtitled for those who didn’t understand German. My favorite part:

“As I tore the pages, I felt a generational curse of immorality and perversion breaking off my family,” Adriane Banks said. “I felt it.”

No, you moron, what you felt was the thrill one gets when they’re part of a mindless mob. It’s extraordinarily dangerous, especially when the mob is made up of unthinking rubes like you. By the way, I love the fact that the church is called the International House of Prayer. I’m guessing they have little containers of Holy Syrup on every table.