I remember when I was a teenager, I had borrowed a book on witchcraft from a friend. My mother found it and flipped. The next night, she insisted on going through my room to find out what other "satanic" stuff I might possess. She had my father break down my bedroom door so they could look. And of course, when she found what she was looking for, all hell broke loose. The "satanic" stuff I had in my possession consisted of a pouch with polished gemstones that I had gotten from my grandmother, 4-leaf clovers which I found on the high school green that I picked during lunch one day, worry dolls that were a gift from a past teacher, and a partially burned candle. None of these items were evil. They were simply items that meant a lot to me that I kept together. I was going to leave home to get away from my mother's ridiculous accusations but my father ran after me and literally tackled me. While he was holding me down, my mother was screaming at my brother demanding that he call one of her Born-Again Christian friends for an emergency intervention. She was also screaming at him saying that it was stuff like his D&D playing that caused me to become possessed. A few minutes later, 5 or 6 of my mom's friends came over, took turns holding me down, and proceded to "exorcise the devil" from me. This went on for 3 hours with me fighting them the entire time. Because I had the strength to fight them so long was proof that I was possessed to them. Meanwhile, I was thinking to myself, "My god mom, you were a nurse once. Ever hear of adreniline?
Obviously, I think those beliefs that D&D is evil is complete BS. It's a game that happens to surround the fantasy realm. There's nothing evil in it and never has been. Take a look at other role-playing games and video games, and movies. They're darker in nature than D&D is, yet they're fine? I say it's the radicals of any particular religion that are the evil ones who try to get others to believe such nonsense.