Article Title

Censorship or protection of children

Newspaper

Statesman Journal (Salem)

Date

2-14-1992

Challenged Material

Secret spells & curious charms by Monika Beisner

Reading Level

children

Location

Salem

Participants

Loralie Haws; Salem-Keizer School Board; Bart McElroy

Outcome

retained

Photo Description

Loralie Hawes holding an open copy of Secret Spells and Curious Charms

Photo Caption

Loralie Haws holds a copy of "Secret Spells and Curious Charms,: a book her 8-year-old son brought home from the library. Hawes, a devout Christian, thinks that the book introduces children to Satanism and should not be available to them.

Abstract

Salem-Keizer School Board will meet to decide whether to keep or remove "Secret Spells & Curious Charms" from the Swegle Elementary School library when a parent, who, as a teenager had been involved in the black arts, considered it an introduction to how to cast spells.

Keywords

occult, schools

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