'Ban Harry Potter or face more school shootings'
One day later and the entire planet has headlines about Gwinnett County Ga. Google "harry potter ban ga" and you will see practically EVERY news paper and media service on the planet in the top of the results. The blogs are already chock full of opinion. Many Georgians, in particular, are expressing embarrassment that they will now be associated with Mallorey and her ilk because we reside in the same state. The same state that made it illegal to be gay in Cobb County, put stickers for creationism in science books (also in Cobb County), tried to remove hispanic fiction in Gwinnett County, and boasts the largest density of extreme right wing PAC's in the country (90% of these PAC's are based in Cobb County.)
This is from the the Daily Mail in the UK-
"Referring to the recent rash of deadly assaults at schools, Mallory said books that promote evil - as she claims the Potter ones do - help foster the kind of culture where school shootings happen... That would not happen if students instead read the Bible, Mallory said."
We should all thank Sweeny for her good sense AP-"Board of Education attorney Victoria Sweeny said that if schools were to remove all books containing reference to witches, they would have to ban 'Macbeth' and 'Cinderella'"
I am sure the efforts of Laura Mallory will provide strong incentives for business owners to locate their future expansions in our state. After all, we are very rational and fair minded people who devote themselves to useful causes, right? What better place to hire your employees! With a vibrant 2.3% job growth rate in the Atlanta market, the best job market in the state, why should we make any effort to entice employers to Georgia. After all, God will provide.
What is it that makes Georgians so cantankerous and self-righteous? For example, even in football, a secular activity if there ever was, why does UGA consider practically every team they play an Arch Rivalry? Well if you have ever been accosted for wearing a GT sweatshirt by people you have never met, you might begin to understand why every is a rival to UGA.