Outing Gives Potter Passages New Mean...

Outing Gives Potter Passages New Meaning -- dailypress.com

There are 19 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Oct 22, 2007, titled Outing Gives Potter Passages New Meaning -- dailypress.com. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

With author J.K. Rowling's revelation that master wizard Albus Dumbledore is gay, some passages about the Hogwarts headmaster and rival wizard Gellert Grindelwald have taken on a new and clearer meaning.

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Liz

Annapolis, MD

#1 Oct 22, 2007
I applaud this story
Hog Jaw

Mannboro, VA

#2 Oct 22, 2007
P U K E !
Mary Elizabeth

Newport News, VA

#3 Oct 22, 2007
Rowling is one of the most powerful and reknowned women in the world right now. Maybe this will finally help eradicate prejudices against homosexuality. The world can only hope, and more power to her. :)

Since: Jul 07

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Oct 22, 2007
Mary Elizabeth wrote:
Rowling is one of the most powerful and reknowned women in the world right now. Maybe this will finally help eradicate prejudices against homosexuality. The world can only hope, and more power to her.:)
Don't count on it. You can't eradicate what you deem as prejudice while at the same time manipulatively placing something so offensive into children's literature. My kids will never be allowed to buy another one of Rowling's agendized propoganda piece's.
EJ Smithfield

Suffolk, VA

#6 Oct 22, 2007
Awww. I wanted to get in here before the neonazicons (sounds like a Transformer, doesn't it?) started bigotting it up. And yes, I just used 'bigot' as a verb. Behold.
Someguy

Kenora, Canada

#7 Oct 22, 2007
Mary Elizabeth wrote:
Rowling is one of the most powerful and reknowned women in the world right now. Maybe this will finally help eradicate prejudices against homosexuality. The world can only hope, and more power to her.:)
That occurred to me too.
Someguy

Kenora, Canada

#8 Oct 22, 2007
takenitlight wrote:
I figured she had an agenda! Gays attack again shoving their sick twisted lifestyle down the throats of innocent little kids.
When will it end??? Wouldn't bother me as much if they didn't constantly shove their sicko lifestyle in my & kids faces everyday! You don't want tolerance, you want to take over.
You must have a serious problem. It's a fictional character, and the stuff isn't even in the books. You need some therapy or something.
Someguy

Kenora, Canada

#9 Oct 22, 2007
Islander native wrote:
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Don't count on it. You can't eradicate what you deem as prejudice while at the same time manipulatively placing something so offensive into children's literature. My kids will never be allowed to buy another one of Rowling's agendized propoganda piece's.
I feel sorry for your kids having to have a parent like you. The world would be a lot more peaceful if it wasn't for twisted people like you. How could that possibly be considered offensive? It's not even in the book.

Since: Jul 07

United States

#10 Oct 23, 2007
Someguy wrote:
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I feel sorry for your kids having to have a parent like you. The world would be a lot more peaceful if it wasn't for twisted people like you. How could that possibly be considered offensive? It's not even in the book.
Don't fell sorry for them, they live in the greatest country in the world and are free to be as succesful as they want to be. Can you say that about Canada?

By peaceful you mean subservient to the superpowers? No wonder you live in Canada.

Suggested motto for Canada - "Canada - America's hat!"
ksdoglady

Hutchinson, KS

#11 Oct 23, 2007
Regarding the comment that "Christians" don't like Harry Potter books and want them baned. I keep remembering everything I have read about Nazi Germany and many other dictatorships. The first thing they do is destroy any book that does not suite their point of view.

Instead of saying "Christians" don't like Harry Potter's books, why don't we label them exactly what they are which is "Fundamentalist Christians". I am sick of fundamentalist telling everyone what to read, how to think and putting minorities and women down. Harry Potter is a great book about good vs. evil; tolerance of people who are not exactly like you; being without a family. Isn't that what Christianity is supposed to be about, love, tolerance, creating family and being a community.
EJ Smithfield

Suffolk, VA

#12 Oct 23, 2007
Let's get all the prejudices in one thread here - bigotry, extreme nationalism/fascism, and racism.

I'll kick off the last one.

The Potter series didn't feature enough towel heads.

(And if you couldn't tell while you were too busy reading your Bible, this is satire and sarcasm, one of the few freedoms we have left (for the moment, anyway))

“I make a difference!!”

Since: Oct 07

Newport News, VA

#13 Oct 24, 2007
I read about this on Saturday, and my first thought was "Oh great, another reason for people to bash the Potter books." The thing about it is that it's never implicitly stated in the books. There are no romantic overtures in relation to Dumbledore and Grindelwald, nor are there any romantic scenes, etc. Dumbledore never talks about his "love" for Grindelwald...so I don't really see what the problem is. If you choose to see it in the books, than you can, but if you don't go looking for it, it won't jump out at you.

“non timebo mala”

Since: Aug 07

Embro

#14 Oct 24, 2007
To bad america couldnt invade canada and survive

“non timebo mala”

Since: Aug 07

Embro

#15 Oct 24, 2007
my last post was for u islander native, in case u were to stupid to relise

Since: Jul 07

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Oct 24, 2007
TeacherWoman wrote:
The thing about it is that it's never implicitly stated in the books.
It doesn't have to be, Rowling has stated it. She asked for it.

“non timebo mala”

Since: Aug 07

Embro

#18 Oct 24, 2007
you cant even subdue iraq

“non timebo mala”

Since: Aug 07

Embro

#19 Oct 24, 2007
and if you even did have the balls to try it even the french would fight along with most of the world finding it a threatening move
Someguy

Kenora, Canada

#20 Oct 25, 2007
Islander native wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't fell sorry for them, they live in the greatest country in the world and are free to be as succesful as they want to be. Can you say that about Canada?
By peaceful you mean subservient to the superpowers? No wonder you live in Canada.
Suggested motto for Canada - "Canada - America's hat!"
Yes, I can say that about Canada. By peaceful, I mean far less hate. Maybe your kids will turn out to be homosexual, maybe that would open your closed mind a bit. I feel sorry for kids in any country who have a sick twisted parent like you. Making comments about a person's location like that only prove your desperation.
EJ Smithfield

Suffolk, VA

#21 Oct 26, 2007
Canada sounds like a cool club. Can I join, or do I have to own an igloo first?

I've got a cooler with 'igloo' on it out in my muddin truck with my dog cages, does that count?

If it's anything like my double wide, I should be able to get all thirteen of my little miracles in it, no problem.

(For the slow: I'm mocking you conservative rednecks. Cheers.)

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