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Harry Potter and a Gay Dumbledore

I’ve been getting some hits on my site regarding a past post about Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore as ‘gay.’  I couldn’t figure out but having scanned the news a bit I guess I get it.  Some readers have taken offense to my ruminating about Rowling’s motives in having Dumbledore as gay, wondering if perhaps she was just trying to stick it to Christians.

I don’t know if that was her reason.  But my post rankled some people, getting me accused of being arrogant, egocentric, ignorant, and most bizarrely, a liberal Christian.  Wow, can’t remember the last time that charge was … continue reading...

The Daily Kos or something… A Gay? Dumbledore and the Street Prophet

I was cruising the net today and found that I had been described as a loon on this site here: http://starwoman.streetprophets.com/story/2007/11/1/154133/383 The domain is streetprophets.com but the image says it is a Daily Kos community. If someone wants to explain to me the relationship I’d be open to it but I’m not going to go looking.

So, anyway, the article cites a blog entry I wrote some time ago when all this broke here: https://sntjohnny.com/front/archives/103

After saying “Tied for honorable mention among Nutter Harry Potter Homophobes are these winners, who have some real problems discerning reality from fantasy and are … continue reading...

The Christian and Harry Potter and Dumbledore: A Christian changes his mind?

Not too long ago I posted an article talking about Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore as a gay man.  In it, I expressed disappointment and wondered what the point and purpose of this unnecessary revelation was.  The battle still rages and I have got to say that many Christians are just being absurd.  Not only with this, but also with the upcoming release of Pullman’s book in movie form, “The Golden Compass.”  No one should misunderstand me.  I definitely take issue with Pullman’s ideas.  A fuller review is forthcoming on his books.

The problem is this:  we do not win the … continue reading...

What it means that Dumbledore is Gay, A Christian’s Response, and Objective Reality

I have a lot to cram in here, so I don’t know that it is even worth trying.  It may help if you go back to my first post on this subject.  This makes my third post on the subject.

Something interesting I found today was this article here by a certain, aptly named, Michael Dorf.   I thought it interesting because he makes the point that just because Rowling declares Dumbledore to be gay, it does not make it so.   It cannot be supported by the text, which stands alone.  I agree with this in a sense.  One … continue reading...

JK Rowling is wrong: Dumbledore is not Gay… or, Does not Promote Tolerance

I blogged on this last night but still have thoughts on the matter.

Rowling indicated that her series were one long conversation about tolerance and as I skim the blogs I wonder if this is what she had in mind, a top ten list of ‘signs’ that Dumbledore was gay.The joke of course is that there was no hint of the question in the books and the irony is that if this is a component in her discussion on ‘tolerance’ it is very likely going to backfire.  Here are just a few items because I can’t post them all here…… continue reading...