Laura Mallory, the original complainant in the Gwinnett County Harry Potter case, is a co-founder of Rock Ministries and mother of four from Loganville, GA. Mallory launched 7 total requests to have the Harry Potter books removed from Gwinnett County Public Schools, but ultimately was unsuccessful. While community response to Mallory’s complaint was limited, she faced significant backlash from the internet, especially over her claim that “Harry Potter teaches children and adults that witchcraft is OK” (GeorgiaTrend). After the official State Board decision in 2007 to keep the books in Gwinnett, Mallory ended her Harry Potter pursuit. Rumors spread that she later planned to request removal of The Golden Compass, but these claims never came to fruition.
His Voice Today
During the time of the trial, Mallory ran a personal blog entitled His Voice Today. The purpose of Mallory’s blog was “to inform and equip this generation with Biblical truth and insight into today’s tough issues” and “to hear, obey and make known God’s Voice to this generation,” among other Evangelical goals. While this website is no longer active, we have recovered several pages from its peak activity using Wayback Machine. Click here for more information about His Voice Today in relation to the Religious Right Social Network.
Laura Mallory Now
According to her LinkedIn profile, Laura Mallory is the current leader of Rock Ministries International in Loganville, GA. Mallory and her husband Cole created their Evangelistic Revival Ministry in 2005, the same year that the original complaint was launched at Magill Elementary. The mission of Rock Ministries is “Reaching the world with the saving, healing Gospel of Jesus Christ,” according to their website. The 501c3 non-profit organization prioritizes “sharing the holy word of God through seminars, missions, and worship services for all residents of today’s nation” and planning international mission trips to places like Australia, India, Israel, Micronesia, and Trinidad. Outside of her professional obligations, Mallory has little to no internet presence at this time.
Mallory, Laura. “His Voice Today” (blog), WayBack Machine, last modified May 11, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20070828123259/http://www.hisvoicetoday.org/index.htm.
Percy, Susan. “The Trouble With Harry.” GeorgiaTrend, last modified June 1, 2006. https://www.georgiatrend.com/2006/06/01/the-trouble-with-harry/.
“The Rock.” Rock Ministries International, accessed April 28, 2019. http://rockmi.org/.