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J.K. Rowling Reveals 'Harry Potter' Character Dumbledore Is Gay
Fox News ^ | October 20, 2007

Posted on 10/20/2007 8:40:13 AM PDT by Zakeet

NEW YORK — Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay.

J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall. After reading briefly from the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds "true love."

"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. "Falling in love can blind us to an extent," Rowling said of Dumbledore's feelings, adding that Dumbledore was "horribly, terribly let down."

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Quoting further from the article, "Not everyone likes her work, Rowling said, likely referring to Christian groups that have alleged the books promote witchcraft. Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason.

1 posted on 10/20/2007 8:40:14 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

How stupid!


2 posted on 10/20/2007 8:41:54 AM PDT by fetal heart beats by 21st day (Defending human life is not a federalist issue. It is the business of all of humanity.)
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To: Zakeet

What a stupid headline. She did not REVEAL her character was gay. It is a character. IT DOES NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF SEX. She is pretending it is gay.


3 posted on 10/20/2007 8:42:43 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Zakeet

So is Dumbeldore the teacher who grabbed Harry’s potter?


4 posted on 10/20/2007 8:43:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Zakeet

One wonders why it was necessary to tell the world that Dumbledore was gay. The books are written; let them be.


5 posted on 10/20/2007 8:43:26 AM PDT by Think free or die
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To: BenLurkin

It does bring a whole new meaning to the term “Head Boy”, doesn’t it?


6 posted on 10/20/2007 8:44:21 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Zakeet
"he added that, in her mind, Dumbledore had an unrequited love affair with Gellert Grindelwald, "

Ha Ha Ha. In her mind. Yeah I bet she had some serious thoughts about all that.

I'm going to say this again....

So Dumple-a-dore had a bathroom fling and the another wizard and he never called him back, so he killed the witch.

Ha Ha. Can't wait for the next book. Hairy Bottom and the Bathroom Brawl.

7 posted on 10/20/2007 8:45:09 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: dragonblustar

Harry Bottom and the Wide Stance.


8 posted on 10/20/2007 8:46:10 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Think free or die

To yank the religious right’s chain for trying so hard to block kids from reading them. All she has to do is say this and the far right will scream, book sales will jump, and she will smile.


9 posted on 10/20/2007 8:46:20 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Zakeet
Well, I've often said that while the Potter books are not nearly as Christian as Lewis' Narnia books, or Tolkien's LOTR, I have found commendable Christian virtues in the Potter series. And, I felt that my view was bolstered by the inclusion of two biblical quotes in the 7th book.

The gratuitous news that Dumbeldore was homosexual, and Rowling's little dig that this will give Christians one more reason to criticize the work, really irks me.

I found the books to be generally well plotted, with good characterization. As works of literature, I think they stand on good ground. But Rowling has definitely gone down a bit in my estimation. Foolish, unnecessary, anti-Christian thing to do. She's an ass.

10 posted on 10/20/2007 8:46:25 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: Think free or die

Liberals have learned that if they make outrageous or controversial statements the media jumps all over it & they get tons of free publicity or “buzz”. “Buzz” sells books, movies, tv shows, etc.

Famous people aren’t famous anymore when people quit talking about them. When the fame dries up, usually the money does too.

Always follow the money trail.


11 posted on 10/20/2007 8:47:42 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter needs to be our next Secretary of Defense.)
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To: Zakeet

You beat me by 2 minutes, I posted this in chat though.


12 posted on 10/20/2007 8:47:49 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BenLurkin
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Harry, is that you?

13 posted on 10/20/2007 8:47:56 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: All

if a kid has time to read a book, he does not have enough chores to do. Parents these days.


14 posted on 10/20/2007 8:48:00 AM PDT by afraid
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To: alicewonders
Considering she is now a billionaire, I doubt her money will dry up soon.
15 posted on 10/20/2007 8:49:08 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Zakeet

Good grief. AP considers this news?


16 posted on 10/20/2007 8:49:21 AM PDT by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: Zakeet

IMO, we were lucky she didn’t flip Harry in the last book. How she could have passed up that opportunity is beyond me. There is a sickness in the land. The almost reverence with which some folks hold up homosexuality, is hard for me to comprehend.

Look, I’m not here to condemn homosexuals. I am here to lament the idea of lofting them at every opportunity.

Do we loft heterosexuals based solely on their sexual decisions? I realize the left does (Bill Clinton), but I’d like to think the right is a bit beyond that.


17 posted on 10/20/2007 8:50:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hillary has pay fever. There she goes now... "Ha Hsu, ha hsu, haaaa hsu, ha hsu...")
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To: Zakeet

IMHO, Ms. Rowling is slightly daft. She is treating an entirely fictional character as if it was a real person.

How nice to be able to stick us in the eye by remote control. “This outrage is not my fault. Dumbledore’s the queer, not me.”


18 posted on 10/20/2007 8:50:56 AM PDT by upchuck (Hildabeaste as Prez... unimaginable, devastating misery! She will redefine "How bad can it get?")
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To: Abathar

I never would have known by the way he dressed, or the way a gay guy played him in the movies. He DID look like he floated on air.


19 posted on 10/20/2007 8:51:34 AM PDT by the tongue
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To: Zakeet
"Dumbledore is gay," the author responded to gasps and applause.

That is just gratuitous.

20 posted on 10/20/2007 8:52:20 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrat Happens!)
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To: VegasCowboy
Good grief. AP considers this news?

Good grief. AP FreeRepublic considers this news?

;-)

21 posted on 10/20/2007 8:55:24 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: Zakeet

J.K. Rowling Reveals ‘Harry Potter’ Character Dumbledore Is Gay...

is rowling suggesting that dumbledore takes a wide stance???


22 posted on 10/20/2007 8:56:13 AM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: Abathar

***All she has to do is say this and the far right will scream, book sales will jump, and she will smile.***

You may be right, but there could be another reason. Perhaps Rowlins is gay. Has anybody ever heard the reason for her divorce?


23 posted on 10/20/2007 9:01:57 AM PDT by kitkat (I refuse to let the DUers chase me off FR.)
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To: kitkat
You may be right, but there could be another reason. Perhaps Rowlins is gay. Has anybody ever heard the reason for her divorce?

That might be the case or she likes man on man action instead.

24 posted on 10/20/2007 9:08:09 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: JLS

LOL!

She stated he’s GAY!!!!

Glad I don’t hav emy kids reading this trash.

The witchcraft stuff was enough. Now she’s seducing kids into believing that being “GAY” as a wizzard or a HEADmaster is okay too!

LOL!

You’ve been duped by the LEFT AGAIN!

Kids now believe that being “gay” is okay because they LIKE the character. HOW NICE!!! LOL!!! FOOLS!


25 posted on 10/20/2007 9:08:09 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Zakeet

Like I said in another message thread here, I think Dumbledore stopped being gay or took a vow of abstinance after his relationship with Gellert Grindelwald turned really sour over the untimely death of Albus’s younger sister Ariana Dumbledore. Because of that sordid past, this explains why Dumbledore never took the job of Minister of Magic, because that past history would have become public in the wizarding world and Dumbledore would be forced out of office in very short order. Dumbledore instead became Headmaster at Hogwarts, a good place that will ensure his sordid past was unnoticed during his lifetime.


26 posted on 10/20/2007 9:08:48 AM PDT by RayChuang88
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To: Abathar

Yeah, ah ... HEAD MASTER!

Guess HEAD and it’s ineundos are true for this gay character!

LOL!

The LEFT dupes the kids into seeing “gay” is okay and better than that - MAGICAL and in an authority position.


27 posted on 10/20/2007 9:09:45 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: VegasCowboy

The media LOVERS GAY ADVOCATION!

THAT’S why it is “news”.


28 posted on 10/20/2007 9:10:46 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nyyankeefan

Nah, just HEAD

Master!


29 posted on 10/20/2007 9:11:14 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Zakeet; Admin Moderator

Harry Potter fans, the rumor is true: this is the third post of the same story:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=rowling


30 posted on 10/20/2007 9:11:20 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

They must be deleting the extras because it’s been posted at least 5 times.


31 posted on 10/20/2007 9:12:43 AM PDT by retrokitten (You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha...covered in hair.)
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To: jiggyboy
This is big news because it's a character that's aimed at children. Unless you count Puff the Magic Dragon.

Rowling is setting herself up to be a joke. Bottoms up!

32 posted on 10/20/2007 9:13:52 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: JLS

Oh, now she tells us! Sounds like she is hoping for a spike in sales from the Gay community (by “outing” characters on at a time). She will no doubt reveal that Harry was bi-sexual as well (and perhaps Malfoy was transgender).


33 posted on 10/20/2007 9:20:03 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Abathar
To yank the religious right’s chain

LOL! You nailed it. Satire and sarcasm on people who take fiction entirely too seriously. The holy equivalent of Trekkies.

34 posted on 10/20/2007 9:20:52 AM PDT by BuckyKat
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To: Zakeet
From a literary standpoint, I must say it makes sense regarding the character, because his young life revolved around the Gindelwald character.

But it's not in the books, so I'm trying to convince my daughter it's not "canon" even though it comes from Rowling.

But announcing Dumbledore's sexual history to a "young fan" at a concert hall packed with young fans? Sure doesn't sound right to me. I've told folks here before Rowling has inserted left wing concepts in her books, but everyone got all upset. Now that she's telling kids her most illustrious character is gay AND aiming it at Christians, let's rethink that.

35 posted on 10/20/2007 9:23:30 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Zakeet; Corin Stormhands; RosieCotton; JenB

“Gay” is a contemporary political term for someone who is an active homosexual, and advocates for homosexual activity. Since, in the books, Dumbledore is neither of those, he is not ‘gay’, in the stict sense of the word, so it doesn’t change my enjoyment of the books in the least.


36 posted on 10/20/2007 9:23:54 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rbg81

Yep that is what it is a ploy for more leftist sales. But again, these are made up characters. She is pretending one gay. I have never read one of her books, but I am guessing since she has to tell people, her books don’t have sex scenes in them or then there would be no doubt.

Of course there were probably already leftist pretending this character was gay. There are also lots and lots of readers who would not even consider this at all, ie 9-12 years olds.


37 posted on 10/20/2007 9:34:38 AM PDT by JLS
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To: Zakeet

Actually, Dumbledore is non-existent. He never existed. He is a fiction, and can be imagined to be whatever anyone wants him to be. He can be an albino dwarf with a club foot, if that’s your fancy. Rowling was clearly just pandering to the PC mob pushing the homosexual agenda, to show how “modern” she is.


38 posted on 10/20/2007 9:42:33 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Jack Hammer
“Rowling was clearly just pandering to the PC mob pushing the homosexual agenda, to show how “modern” she is.”

Game, set, and match. They stop the presses and shout from the rooftops anything that pushes the Sodomite agenda. She will have a ton of money and prestige, even if nobody buys another book.

The lib publicity/propaganda machine is seen and heard everywhere, hence we are discussing it.

39 posted on 10/20/2007 9:48:17 AM PDT by Luke21 (No Rudy. No way. No Mitt . No way. No McCain. No way.)
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To: Zakeet

40 posted on 10/20/2007 9:50:17 AM PDT by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Zakeet
Petrificus Viagarus!
41 posted on 10/20/2007 9:52:29 AM PDT by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: TomServo; Zakeet
FreeRepublic considers this news?

Let me mull it over for a nanosecond.

Nope, moved to chat.

42 posted on 10/20/2007 9:57:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Zakeet

It’s an English Boarding School. I just assumed they were all gay.


43 posted on 10/20/2007 9:57:26 AM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Oh dear god....

CAN’T YOU AMERICANS GRASP THAT SHE WAS JOKING....... , she wasnt being serious, just as Robbie Williams wasnt when she said to a US interviewer that he ‘was into bum sex and heroin.....’.

Get a clue, America,please. I like you, but Americans have never understood the dry sarcastic/ironic British sense of humour.

Sorry, but truly the stereotype that Americans ‘dont get irony’ is true. Why do you people take everything SO literally?.


44 posted on 10/20/2007 10:05:00 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: nmh

Whats is wrong with the ‘witchcraft stuff’?.Hamlet has a ghost, so I take its ‘trash’ too?...

Oh dear god....

CAN’T YOU AMERICANS GRASP THAT SHE WAS JOKING....... , she wasnt being serious, just as Robbie Williams wasnt when she said to a US interviewer that he ‘was into bum sex and heroin.....’.

Get a clue, America,please. I like you, but Americans have never understood the dry sarcastic/ironic British sense of humour.

Sorry, but truly the stereotype that Americans ‘dont get irony’ is true. Why do you people take everything SO literally?.


45 posted on 10/20/2007 10:06:03 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: Luke21

Oh dear god....

CAN’T YOU AMERICANS GRASP THAT SHE WAS JOKING....... , she wasnt being serious, just as Robbie Williams wasnt when she said to a US interviewer that he ‘was into bum sex and heroin.....’.

Get a clue, America,please. I like you, but Americans have never understood the dry sarcastic/ironic British sense of humour.

Sorry, but truly the stereotype that Americans ‘dont get irony’ is true. Why do you people take everything SO literally?.


46 posted on 10/20/2007 10:06:49 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

Sweetie,

She was serious.

The JOKE is on YOU!


47 posted on 10/20/2007 10:42:29 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: the scotsman

Hon,

I don’t know where or what planet you’re from but there’s nothing redeeming about Harry Potter.

Apparently you’re not a Christian so you won’t see why Christians are against this book series, Harry Potter. And no, Harry Potter is not like classic Fairy Tales.

The Problems with Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Paganization of Children’s Culture

by Michael D. O’Brien

...

But is Harry really all that good? He blackmails his uncle, uses trickery and deception, and “breaks a hundred rules” (to quote the mildly censorious but ultimately approving Dumbledore). He frequently tells lies to get himself out of trouble, and lets himself be provoked into revenge against his student enemies. He “hates” his enemies. The reader soon finds himself forgiving Harry for this because the boy’s tormentors are vindictive and mocking. In a consistent display of authorial overkill Rowling depicts such “bad” characters as ugly in appearance. She does a good deal of sneering at the Dursleys for being fat, and ridicules the oafish bodies of the students who oppress Harry. In these details and a plethora of others throughout the series, the child reader is encouraged in his baser instincts while lip service is paid to morality. In fact, nowhere in the series is there any reference to a system of moral absolutes against which actions can be measured. In a word, this is materialist magic, magic as a naturalized human power.

Totally OPPPOSITE of Christian values and beliefs reflected in old fashioned Fairy Tales.

The problem is not the presence of magic in a book, but how magic is represented.

http://www.lifesite.net/features/harrypotter/obrienpotter.html


48 posted on 10/20/2007 10:48:11 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh

“Totally OPPPOSITE of Christian values and beliefs reflected in old fashioned Fairy Tales.”

Actually, I’m pretty sure that, by definition, ‘Fairy’ Tales aren’t Christian. And could be more homosexual than anything in Harry Potter. *cough* ‘Fairy’ tale *cough*.


49 posted on 10/20/2007 11:11:39 AM PDT by 49th (this space for rent)
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To: Zakeet

How nice of her to tell everyone from the beginning. I guess this is where compromise gets you when you decide to not care about the witchcraft element.


50 posted on 10/20/2007 11:55:22 AM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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