Supporters of Harry Potter vs. Laura Mallory sign now

Since 1997 when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in the UK, the Harry Potter series has been capturing the imaginations of the young and old alike, both in the UK and all over the world. Published in more than 63 languages and selling over 300 millions copies collectively of the six books, the Harry Potter series is without a doubt the most popular bit of reading ever. The film adaptations are now the most successful series ever with over $3.5 billion in box office receipts. The series promotes morality, love, friendship, loyalty, reason, good vs. evil where good should prevail, and a realistic perspective of life in which good and bad things happens.

Although the series is about students who attend a boarding school which teaches witchcraft and wizardry, the books are not "texts of the devil" as some would like to think them. They do not promote worship of the devil and make no mention of such. The books are purely fantasy novels no different from The Chronicles of Narnia, The Wizard of Oz, or The Lord of the Rings.

Therefore, this petition is a response to Laura Mallory, a mother from Loganville, Georgia (USA), who has crusaded to have the Harry Potter series removed from classrooms in Gwinnett County Georgia, simply on the basis that her religion considers Harry Potter to be a "demon child who worships the devil" and that the books are un-Christian and are teaching children witchcraft. She believes the books corrupt the minds of children and will lead them to a path of suicide, depression, and immorality, and has even claimed that the books have influenced school shootings and continues to reference the Columbine High School shootings. She has NEVER read a Harry Potter book ever.

Through this petition, it is my hope that we may end Laura Mallory's ignorant crusade to ban Harry Potter books, and that she may never publicly contest the series ever again, either by court matters or school boards or complaints to school principals. She does not have the right to control what thousands of other children read in Gwinnett County and should no longer have a platform with which to spread her ignorance.

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  • 11 November 2015250. Lily O
    I support this petition
  • 03 November 2015249. The Guydownthestreetthatyoualll
    dome dome dome do'h
  • 31 October 2015248. Emily S
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015247. Phillip D
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015246. Boberta F
    laura mallory is dumber than a fly banging its head against a piece of glass reapetidly
  • 22 September 2015245. Amber G
    I'm curious to know if Laura Mallory ever read any classic fairy tales to her kids, because I cant think of one that does not have some kind of magic. I think if she read the books or watched a movie she would see similar qualities to herself. (The Dursle
  • 13 September 2015244. Susan R
    I support this petition
  • 28 August 2015243. Lauren Barton
    I support this petition
  • 17 August 2015242. Meghan S
    I support this petition
  • 12 August 2015241. Danya K
    Laura Mallory is the world's biggest idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 26 July 2015240. Molly Gross
    Laura Mallory should read the books so she can understand that it is not JK Rowling's fault that laura's dauhter's choice is to like the books.
  • 18 July 2015239. Brandon R
    Laura Mallory Sucks and Harry Potter Rules. She is like an Evil Dementor!
  • 07 July 2015238. Sunni T
    I support this petition
  • 01 July 2015237. Ethlyn G
    I support this petition
  • 14 June 2015236. Michelle W
    I have been reading the Harry Potter series since I was 11 and in no way have I been influenced to worship the devil. Laura Mallory is a religious fanatic and should be banned from ever challenging the Harry Books again.
  • 12 June 2015235. Jennifer B
    The woman's a nut.
  • 29 May 2015234. Alex W
    laura mallory please read the books! they are great and im not commiting suicide or going to shoot anybody. im a christian and i live for god and i love harry potter.
  • 20 May 2015233. John S
  • 04 May 2015232. David Ag
    it is just another form of religious intolerance
  • 18 April 2015231. Miranda M
    Laura Mallory, please give it up- or at least fully read one of the books. You are sadly misinformed which you should have realized when you won the Post's idiot of the year. Congradulations on that by the way.
  • 18 April 2015230. Eli Carson
    Harry Potter remains and timeless children's classic. Mallory had never read a single book, it's very ignorant of her to try to ban a book she had never read from us children simply because she doesn't like how it sounded like.
  • 12 April 2015229. Kerri H
    I am a devout christian and am a huge fan of Harry Potter books and all of the movies. I love my lord with all my heart but this lady is giving the christian faith and it's worshipers a bad name.
  • 25 March 2015228. Christie W
    I support this petition
  • 23 March 2015227. Kym Mo
    This lady should read: "What's A christian to do with Harry Potter?" It's a very good book that presents both sides of the argument without being offensive or demeaning to anyone.
  • 01 February 2015226. Rohan M
    It's just plain unconstitutional.
  • 30 January 2015225. Mj Branch
    We must choose between what is easy and what is right - we choose what is right, and so are going to fight Ms Mallory all the way.
  • 31 December 2014224. Paul D
    She is really taking stuff out of context and to its extreme

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