Wakefield's in the news! We're in the Boston Globe!
WAKEFIELD - The summer reading feats of Lynne Bimmler's sixth-grade class are proudly chronicled on the St. Joseph's School website.
"The sixth grade reads an average of 7.5 books each with many students in double digits," says a note on the class page. "Of course, Harry Potter was a popular choice."
But last month, students found that their favorite series had "disapparated" from the school library, after St. Joseph's pastor, the Rev. Ron Barker, removed the books, declaring that the themes of witchcraft and sorcery were inappropriate for a Catholic school.
Yeah, our town got a nice shout out in the Globe, alright. Wait, what's this? We're on the Fox News Channel as well?
A Catholic pastor at a Massachusetts parochial school has made all the Harry Potter books there disappear, saying they are spiritually dangerous for children and could encourage them to engage in witchcraft.
Wow, this story must be pretty big! Wait, hold on a second. I've just received word that we're in ABC 25 AND NBC 12 of Jacksonville, Florida! Under Weird News, no less.
BOSTON, MA -- A Massachusetts Catholic high school has banned the Harry Potter series from their library.
Wow, look at all the recognition our little town is getting. Wait, what? We're on ABC 7 of Denver!
WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- The pastor has banned Potter. Lord Voldemort has found an ally.
While Harry Potter may have survived Voldemort’s killing curse, he has been defeated by the head of a Catholic school in a Boston suburb.
Ha, looks like all the US of A know about Wakefield now. Wait, there's more? We're in ImediNews of Georgia! The country, not the state!
WAKEFIELD, Mass. (UPI) — A Roman Catholic elementary school in Wakefield, Mass., has deemed the Harry Potter series of books inappropriate and banned them from the school library.
Wakefield's famous! Huzzah! All because Father Ron Barker has banned the Harry Potter books from the St. Joseph's School Library!
Well, it's official, people. Harry Potter is a secular, Godless heathen. A Pied Piper prancing down the streets of Wakefield, literally bewitching the children of the town with his magic stick, leading them to worship Albus Dumbledore instead of Jesus Christ.
Witchcraft is real, kids. That's why they make you read The Crucible in school, so you can spot a witch and punish her/him accordingly. Harry Potter shall be hanged.
In case you didn't know, I myself am a confirmed, practicing Catholic who goes to church every Sunday. I'm going to see my priest and confess to my sins. That's right. I'm a sinner.
I've read all seven Harry Potter books. I've seen the first four movies. And worst of all, I actually liked the story.
So yes, I have a lot of Hail Marys to say. And so do you. There are many Catholics in Wakefield, and many of them have read this sinful, despicable series of books. I would like to thank Father Ron for saving our children from the threat of this boy wizard and for making Wakefield, Massachusetts the LAUGHINGSTOCK OF GEORGIA.