Potterphobia hits Lincolnshire village
As a plan to promote reading among his pupils, “Harry Potter Day” probably sounded like a winner to Paul Martin, head teacher of Holt Primary School in Skellingthorpe. But he didn’t take into account the reactions of local Christians.
A letter from the rector, Richard Billinghurst (who, incidentally, owns a guinea pig), led directly to the cancellation of Harry Potter day – much to the upset and confusion of local children.
According to Billinghurst he never asked the head to cancel the day, but merely wanted him to be aware that “witches and wizards are real” and that they posed a real danger to children.
Unlike priests, who are only make-believe and pose no threat to children whatsoever?