About 30 people gathered for a regional revival Friday night that included a book burning as a statement to reach out to local residents.
“It is allowed for Harry Potter to be taught in our schools, but not the Bible,” International House of Prayer pastor James Crawford said during the Shreveport Regional Unity of Faith Revival.
That is one reason pastors from several denominations and races ripped pages from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Those and pages from a pornographic magazine were put into a burn pit and set afire as praises bellowed from the congregation.
“As I tore the pages, I felt a generational curse of immorality and perversion breaking off my family,” Adriane Banks said. “I felt it.”
The book burning was a statement to reach out to people in Shreveport-Bossier City against sin, Crawford said.
“This is powerful. God looks down and sees humble hearts. That is the reality of what we’re doing.”
Crawford said recent natural disasters are a wake-up call.