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Friday, August 05, 2005


by Bill Costley
from his ongoing Benny the Vatican Rat

"His subtle seductions are barely noticeable,
because of that, deeply affect (children),
corrupt Christian faith in souls even before
it could properly grow," hisses Benny

the Vatican Rat, deep-dissing Harry Potter,
spawn of J.K. Rowling, corrupter of souls,
indulging himself in what children enjoy:
fantasy power. Opus Dei incinerates Harry

in the square of faithful cities & towns,
pissing on the boy wizard's paper ashes:
"No boy wizard shall escape burning, no
corrupter of youth shall escape fire."

Bill Costley has just been elected to the Steering Committee of the San Francisco chapter of the National Writers' Union.