Re: Harry Potter vs. Christianity
Honestly, I'm not too sure myself. It probably has something to do with witchcraft being evil because it could fall under the category of "Dark Arts." I've also read that the witchcraft in the has some similarities with a religion known as Wicca, but I don't see how they can justify banning something because it shares similarities with a differing religion. That'd be pretty silly, no?
I really don't see the need for the protests and wish to ban the book though. If it's something they don't want their children to read because it would expose their children to different religions that they don't find appropriate for whatever reason, then that's fine. There's a simple solution to that: Don't buy your kids those books. No need for the holy crusades, just don't let your kids read them.
You posed a good question though, I'd be interested in the responces supporting the anti-Potter stance. I highly doubt there's any justifiable reason to suggest these books be banned though, so I wouldn't worry too much about that (Though you never know, stupid people in large groups can unfortunately make things happen every now and then. >.<). If you've read these books and found nothing wrong with them, then screw those anti-potter tards and keep giving your kids reading material that they enjoy. : )