A Catholic organization is under fire after a Priest led the burning of books – including Harry Potter books – which they considered to be evil in northern Poland this weekend.
According to the Associated Press, Fundacja SMS Z NIEBA (SMS Foundation from Heaven), posted now removed photos to Facebook of persists and altar boys watching as books, wooden masks, elephant figurines and Buddhist figures were set ablaze.
The AP reports that parishioners were encouraged to bring items from home that the Catholic Church would deem as evil and toss them in the pile to be burned.
Reportedly, the organization claimed that the book burning was meant to bring to the parishioners’ attention, the bad influences of magic and the occult in their homes.
According to the BBC, the organization supported the book burning with several scripture passages. Reportedly, the organization quoted Acts 19:19 which says, “A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.”
The organization also reportedly quoted Deuteronomy 7:25 which says, “The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God.”
Critics of the highly influential Catholic Church in Poland likened the recent book burning to that of actions by the Nazis during World War II.
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Source: Christian Headlines