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Strong
30-09-2009, 04:12 PM
JK Rowling was denied the US's highest civilian honour because members of the Bush administration believed Harry Potter "encouraged witchcraft", a new book claims.

Matt Latimer, a former speech writer for George W Bush, states in 'Speechless: Tales of a White House Survivor' that White House officials objected to the author's perceived promotion of sorcery in the series.

As a result her name was not included amongst those receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it is alleged.


Article: Telegraph - JK Rowling denied medal by Bush because Harry Potter 'encouraged witchcraft' (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harry-potter/6245507/JK-Rowling-denied-medal-by-Bush-because-Harry-Potter-encouraged-witchcraft.html)

Are you guys in America still witch hunting? :sqconfused:

It's a children's book! Are you going to put Hans Christian Anderson on the Most Wanted List cos his stories mention fairies?

Muddy
30-09-2009, 04:41 PM
I know. The hypocrisy is astonishing. Walt Disney (wanna talk about magic, etc.?) is a national treasure.

*rolls eyes*

iowadawg
30-09-2009, 05:02 PM
Hate to break it to you, but each year there is a long list of potential people to get the medal.

And a lot just do not get it for whatever reason.

Myself, I could care less if she got a medal or not.

Zap
30-09-2009, 05:18 PM
I actually knew a woman who refused to let her kids participate in Halloween because it involves witches and ghosts.
She kept her kids home from school on October 31st and November 1st and never let them go Trick-Or-Treating.

Hard for you to imagine in Europe, where it's not a big deal, but ALL kids here do it.
Her kids would have been singled out and teased, on top of not getting any candy when every other kid around them did.

iowadawg
30-09-2009, 06:34 PM
You do have a lot of religious people here that do not believe in halloween.

Nothing against them, that is their belief and I respect that.

Muddy
30-09-2009, 07:42 PM
*My* family doesn't celebrate Halloween, but I still think it's hypocritical for anyone (including the Bush admin in this case) to vilify JK Rowling when we're surrounded by things of a similar nature and they're not only tolerated but embraced.

By the way, our reason for not celebrating Halloween has nothing to do with fairytale stuff, but because of what Halloween really is and where it came from. Just another wacky religious holiday.

Atom
30-09-2009, 09:48 PM
http://3t9.com/Atom/halloween_creation6.jpg

ewomack
30-09-2009, 10:16 PM
We love a good witch hunt over here... especially if it makes us feel better about our goofy beliefs...

iowadawg
30-09-2009, 10:24 PM
I love hunting witches.
But Iowa has no season on witches.

ewomack
30-09-2009, 10:39 PM
Every season is OPEN season on witches!!!!

iowadawg
30-09-2009, 11:00 PM
Not in Iowa....they are a protected species.

Plus they do have some super orgies at midnight on certain days of the year.

Strong
01-10-2009, 06:06 AM
Hate to break it to you, but each year there is a long list of potential people to get the medal.

And a lot just do not get it for whatever reason.

Myself, I could care less if she got a medal or not.

Don't get me wrong dude. Like yourself, I don't care whether she gets a medal or not. No skin off my nose. But to deny her a medal because her book aimed at children was seen as promoting witchcraft!?! :sqconfused:

That beggars belief. :3confused:

Muddy
01-10-2009, 09:46 AM
I'll bet Bush's daughters have read the whole series. Also, shouldn't Laura The Librarian be applauding decent literature in the sea of other crap out there?

iowadawg
01-10-2009, 10:01 AM
Like so many subjects, this one is wasting precious electrons that could be put to better use finding more porn.

Muddy
01-10-2009, 10:02 AM
But Dawg, you just wasted some more. lol!

Strong
01-10-2009, 12:17 PM
Good words highlighting highlighting stupidity are never wasted, for the wise take heed.

iowadawg
01-10-2009, 12:22 PM
No need to pick on the wise.

I do need to go take some heeds for my coffee.

Strong
01-10-2009, 01:00 PM
I think I'm highlighting things too much!