I was scrolling through Facebook and found a Harry Potter hate page. For those of you who don't know, a few years back when I was contemplating suicide, Harry Potter gave me the little bit of hope that I needed to continue on. Now you have to understand, I am alright with hate pages because it's a part of your freedom of speech, but this was an extreme page. The page was sitting there saying that all the actors, J.K. Rowling, and all the themes in the book were sexual and because of this the books should be banned. (Note that several of the people posting also said to ban: Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Wreck-It-Ralph, Percy Jackson, and Frozen.)
They started insulting people who say Harry Potter saved their lives. Look I'm alright with you saying that Satan wrote Harry Potter. Hell I'm even alright with you saying that Harry Potter should be banned, but this is my answer to you insulting us by saying that it wasn't possible for Harry Potter to save our lives
This was my comment to them:
Harry Potter saved my life in several ways, and I want to explain that to you. Harry Potter helped me through coming out, losing my best friend, being bullied, and dealing with being raped by my step-father when I was 7. Harry Potter helped me get through a very deep place depression wise and was part of the reason that I did not commit suicide myself. Now, as an author of an LGBT friendly book, I can only thank J.K. Rowling for helping me find a place to continue my life and spread hope to others in our day in age. Harry Potter has been in my life since I was 4 years old and it will always be in my life after what it’s done for me. You may not approve of Luna Lovegood, but she inspires children from around the world to be unique and original. You may not like Draco Malfoy, but eventually he proves that family is the most important thing to him. You may not agree with any of this, but this is why I have to argue with you. Harry Potter has good meanings for anybody who is just searching for a last little bit of hope to continue their lives. You say Harry Potter doesn’t save lives, well I disagree because it sure as hell saved mine. Oh and just so you know, you can blame my CHRISTIAN family who allowed me to be raped for my homosexuality. Have a nice day.
As I said, I'm quite fine with hate pages but now you're destroying the hope for other people.
Another thing about this page that quite bugged me was they started burning the books, and yet they'll allow 7 year olds to read 50 Shades of Grey. 50 SHADES OF GREY guys. This child is only 7 YEARS OLD AND IS ALLOWED TO READ 50 SHADES OF GREY, but is not allowed to read Harry Potter.
Porn or a form of hope? Sure your religion may say that it's immoral to read things like Harry Potter, but stop saying that the book is all about sex and drugs when your allowing your children to read 50 Shades of Grey.
Their Facebook page for all you interested: https://www.facebook.com/Harrypottermorelikeharrynotter?ref=br_tf