More Harry Potter Hysteria

steven bell writes \”I\’m not a fan of Harry Potter, but I am amused by the sillyness that results from the hysteria about the book. This story was reported in Sunday\’s Phila. Inquirer – about a Lancaster County police/fire squad that would not support an event at a local YMCA because (this is from the story):

The conflict is set not at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but in a wee Central Pennsylvania town 10 miles north of Lancaster. There, a squad of eight volunteers who direct traffic at fires, accidents, and special events has refused to work the annual Lancaster YMCA triathlon this fall. Their reason: They claim the Y promotes witchcraft by reading the Potter tales in children\’s story hours.

In a letter to Y officials in December, Penryn Fire Police Capt. Robert Fichthorn wrote that he was \”horrified\” that a group that \”professes to hold Christian beliefs would hold classes for young and receptive minds on the subject of witchcraft.\”

See the story. \”