Harry Potter and the Group of Complete Morons

To everyone who thinks that Harry Potter is bad for kids because it supports witchcraft:

Give it a break. It’s a kid’s series — a very well written and incredibly original series — and you just look like morons to the rest of us who have a foothold in something called “reality.”

This story (thanks to Crooks and Liars for bringing it to us) is the reason behind my micro-rant. Apparently, we shouldn’t be giving candy to trick-or-treaters this year — we should be giving copies of Hairy Polarity and the Sinister Sorcery Satire, a anime-esque comic book warning children of the possibility that Harry Potter is leading them to the occult.

From the Truth for Youth website:

A powerful and effective 32-page, full-color comic book

In a creatively crafted fictional comic book story, Tim Todd reveals the very real dangers of sorcery and witchcraft contained within the Harry Potter series! Designed to reach Harry Potter fans. Great price break when you order quantities. For Hairy Polarity orders of any size you will also receive a bonus comic book containing three full-color stories!

Of course, if you don’t want that, you could always buy copies of “Somebody’s Monkey: The Truth about Evolution,” which basically tells us that evolution is a racist concept meant to say that Caucasians are better evolved than African Americans. They also say that all scientists who believe that creationism should be kept out of schools (because of the religious aspects involved) are really hypocrites because their religious belief of Atheism is keeping evolution in the schools, as if all scientists and science teachers are suddenly Atheists.

Additionally, right along with the religious party line, we could buy books telling us the “truth” about homosexuality and rock music. Go to the Truth for Youth website and click on the subjects to get samples of these comics. Additionally, click on the “testimonials” link and read about a young black man who read the “rock music” comic and went home to throw away all of his Spice Girls cds and posters.

Man, I wish I was making all of this up.

This was lovingly handwritten on October 12th, 2005