For those Harry Potter lovers - Did you know ??

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  1. Allan

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    Did you know that Dumbledore was gay??

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071020/ap_on_en_ot/books_harry_potter

    I just saw it and thought I'd add it to the board. It seems to be winding down.

    Note her feeling for christians at the end though.
    Emphasis mine
     
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    Nope. Didn't know it. But that cynches it for me. No more Harry Potter allowed in my house.
     
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    From the article, it looks like the fact that Dumbledore is gay is only mentioned outside the books. As long as there is never any explicit mention inside the story, does it affect your opinion on whether or not you want your kids reading the series?
     
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    First of all there ARE gay people in the world. Secondly, it isn't mentioned in the books. Thirdly, I can't believe people are still bashing these books. What do you want? Book burnings??
     
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    For those Harry Potter lovers-Did you know??

    The Harry Potter movies or books weren't allowed before this!
    :godisgood:
     
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    There are pedophiles too. Would you support the favorable treatment of such in children's literature?

    Irrelevant.

    A book burning was a genuine act of repentance in the book of Acts.
     
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    No, just Godly parents exercising their rights to keep their kids from ungodly books like HP. What surprises me is the amount of "Christian" parents that will not exercise their right.
     
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    Big difference between being gay and being a pedophile.

    Nope. If it isn't mentioned in the books, who would know, until the author said so. And for goodness sake, this is a fictional character.

    Ridiculous. It was also an act by the Nazis.
     
  9. Allan

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    Re-read the article.
    It states:
    Note the Harry Potter readers did not assume he was gay not AFTER Ms. Rowlings said Dumbledore was gay - but before.

    If it was not insinuated in the books how could they have speculated on his sexuality and been correct? Obviously it was not directly displayed but craftly set in the books and done so on purpose. And Rowlings states her purpose - 'prolonged argument for tolerance" and urged her fans to "question authority."

    But who is she directing them to question regarding authority? It is the same people she is arguing for tolerance from, just read her final comments.
    It is toward those who have already been speaking out against her books and thus they (we christians) now have another reason against the books.

    This was something set forth in her books deliberately and for a purpose of which the young readers and old alike took notice of but it was not specifically revealed until the author gave the final fact which brings the life of Dumbledore into focus. Which you can read about in the article.
     
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    Imo, there has never been anything constructive coming out of reading Harry Potter.
     
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    No there isn't. They are both sinful and condemned by God.

    They already WERE suspicious and speculating on his sexuality prior to her divulgence BECUASE of the books. (well it would have to be since that is where it can be found)

    So scirpture does NOT say they didn't burn their books?

    The Nazis burned ALL books they did not agree with. Those in acts took out THEIR own books regarding the event and burned them.
     
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    Adults have no business pushing deviant practices upon minors. This lady is a sicko. If this doesn't get parents attention, I don't know what will.
     
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    MP do you have any children?
     
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    Actually, they have a right to allow or disallow. Allowing kids to have the books is also exercising parental rights.
     
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    Yes there is. One involves consenting adults, the other involves minor children. If you can't see the difference, that is truly twisted.


    As for fan fiction, that is something Rowling has no control over. I could write fan fiction about you if I wanted. Yeah, she could go after them for copyright infringement, but likely won't happen.
     
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    Yes, kids and grandkids. :thumbs:
     
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    Sorry... No need to re-read the article; I am quite sure that if the type of people speculating about a character's sexual orientation are also (generally) the ones that write erotic fan-fiction, my somewhat sheltered kids won't pick up on it. Notice that Rowling had to bring it up to "correct" one of the people working on the movie--he apparently didn't pick up on it.

    It doesn't change the fact that this startling new revelation still doesn't sway me one way or another (disclaimer: I haven't decided yet whether my kids will be reading it--I'm leaning towards "no" unless someone can convince me there's something worth reading in the series, then it will be "yes, but with Parental Guidance").
     
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    As I said, You need to RE-READ the article. Yes the fan-fiction group jumped on it. But you neglect the beginning of the paragraph.
    Fan-fiction is only mentioned at the END of the paragraph regarding explict depictions of Dumbledores gay life-style.

    It was the NORMAL fan sites and other internet sites which have speculated.
     
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    This speculation re: the sexual orientation of a fictional character remind me of Falwell's ridiculous assertions about the Teletubbies.
     
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    And Godly Christian parents will keep their children from books like these...
    And it is my right to have this opinion....
    As you have the right to disagree...

    But my opinion is always right... even when I am wrong... just remember that and we will get along great!!! :wavey:

    Listen, it doesn't bother me as much that the fictional character is Gay, but the author's intentions to make Christians mad...

    That is evident in her statements...

    Can you not see Satan's trickery (pun intended) behind the books?
     

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