Another reason Catholics should not read J.K. Rowling's books is she has urged her fans to "question authority." This should not be done blindly and children don't always know how to discern authority as adults.Robin
Oh - I forgot about that.
i posted that it was a load of c**p..sorry Terry..slip of the keys! lol
This whole "outed" Dumbledore story is the stupidest dam*ed thing I have ever heard! I want to just scream to JK Rowling and the entire media making a huge deal out of this: "He is a fictional character, so how can he be "gay" when there was no such issue in the stories?" It's not like he has a life outside the stories that we don't know about! So what possible reason would she have for doing such an absurd and ridiculous thing?Only one reason, of course, and that is publicity for "The Agenda" -- the (homo)sexualization of our children, that is! And it is a mean and dirty, low blow. She's already captivated us and our children with her stories. Now that she's got us where she wants us, she pulls this trick! She proves she is nothing but a manipulative, base and ugly person. The modern day Pied Piper! I have totally lost all respect for the vile woman!! ~Georgette
sitting back to see ink releases in the next few days ... starting w/gay community:http://lgbthmuk.blogspot.com/" ...Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore is, for the majority of the series, the headmaster of the fictional school attended by Harry Potter, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and founder of the "Order of the Phoenix", a fictional organisation dedicated to fighting ....About the reaction of her audience to her announcement, Rowling said:"I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy."Fans have apparently been speculating about the character's sexuality for quite a while. Although Harry Potter has a girlfriend in the books, people have also found parallels between's Potter's early life as a budding wizard with the live experience of young LGBT people. ..." http://www.breakingnews.ie/print/?jp=mhmhcwsneyauBreakingNewsActivist welcomes 'Dumbledore is gay' revelation20/10/2007 - 16:36:16A leading human rights campaigner today welcomed the revelation from Harry Potter author JK Rowling that Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay.But Peter Tatchell said the sexuality of the master wizard should have been made explicit in the hit series of children’s books.Rowling outed Dumbledore, a central character in the books, while speaking to an audience of fans in New York last night.“Dumbledore is gay,” the author said ....Rowling then joked: “I would have told you earlier if I knew it would make you so happy.”Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: “It’s good that children’s literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society.“But I am disappointed that she did not make Dumbledore’s sexuality explicit in the Harry Potter book. ...."
Now I'm doubly glad I've read none of it! Those Brits ... the b**s [sorry, mrs parkes]How's a producer supposed to be able to cast a film today? ...what with the gays and their ilk taking over the guild and all?
Duh! What was I thinking - I honestly did not even consider this playing into the gay propaganda thing!
"gay propaganda thing"That was the first thing I thought, Terry.Now that the books have all been written and the movies for the forseeable future all shown, Rowling is probably hurting for cash. She has only sold about 350 million books in 64 languages pluse scads of hats, wands and other paraphernalia.So by outing Dumbledore, she can get the 17 quintillion homosexuals to run out and buy books and help pay her fuel bill this winter.
Wow. How pathetic. People wondering about the sexual perversion of a fictional character. I saw most of the characters as being pretty much asexual...because they are fictional. Leave it to the perverse to interject their own favorite disorders into the story. Anne Rice...her son is gay. That made me understand the overt homosexuality of her stories (and the passages I skipped). But JK Rowlings...this is entirely for the money. On one hand I want to applaud; she's manipulating the manipulators. On the other hand, she's just a tool. And on still another hand...having been through quite the analytical and synthetic class on Genesis 3 and 4 today, well...all I really see is the progression of sin and how far it has made us fall, in really only a few lines of prose. JK Rowlings just summed it up.
Who's Harry Potter?
Oh man. Everybody who was anti-Harry Potter must be crowing with I-told-you-so glee.
As for Snape, he wasn't gay. He was definitely a misanthrope but his pathetic passion for Lilly Potter never waned.
Terry, when I first saw your post, I thought it was (another) joke. Then my husband told me it was true. WHY have some Catholic bloggers fervently defended JK Rowling as if she were the fifth evangelist? I do not understand.
Elena, I don't know why either - but i'm a bit out of step with most of them anyway.Paramedicgirl, I believe Harry is a fictionl character who is a wizard. Many people have been asking, "Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?" But most Christians tend to believe all witchcraft is bad, hence the controversy.
I agree with the others...she's all in it for the money. The series is done...she just wants people to keep talking about it.I personally don't trust the HP books...but I cannot condemn them because I have never read them.
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