POTTER IS NOT A GATEWAY DRUG: Very cool letter in the Feb. 3-9 National Catholic Register from a 14-year-old defender of the bespectacled wizardling. Anne Marie Sohler writes, after quoting a Register op-ed slamming Rowling’s “pseudo-morality”: “I do not deny that modern culture is chock-full of pseudo morality, dipped in a nice sugar coating–to please parents, of course. I have found the Harry Potter series to be filled with evil. Real, terrifying, unwholesome evil. However.
“J.K. Rowling does not glorify it. …She shows, equally, the forces of good. The joy and power of innocence, the holiness of human life, and the absolute love in self-sacrifice.”