Saturday, October 20, 2007

Potter character outed by author

Time magazine reports that Harry Potter series author J. K. Rowling told a New York audience that major character Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the fictional Hogwarts school, was gay.

As the AP story notes, Rowling also acknowledged that this will not help relationships with some conservative Christians, who have objected to the books on the premise that they teach children to believe in witchcraft.

A piece on ABC news uses the common tactic of placing an opposing comment from a person intended to represent the protesting conservative Christians, including a mention of the Values Voters summit.

The Harry Potter books are number 1 on the American Library Association's list of top banned books of the 21st century.

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