Tony Felich says some dismissive things about Harry Potter in light of the recent Dumbledore outing, but in the process says all that a Christian appreciator of the story needs to say.
I understand the age we live in, such “outings” of people are considered progressive and en vogue, but come on already. Can you imagine, In Lewis’ day, readers wondering about the sexuality of the professor because he’s single, living alone? How about the readers of Tolkein wondering about the sexuality of Gandalf (OK…never mind that one..)? But you get my drift. Such a decision by Rowlings is so boring and typical of our pop culture.
Pretty much it. Rowling goes into my Susan Howatch category of worthwhile liberal Christian authors, except that Howatch’s problems are actually in the stories. Rowling’s story is untainted. As far as I’m concerned, her opinion on Dumbledore right now is no more important than anyone else’s. It is like Ray Bradbury insisting that Fahrenheit 451 is not about censorship.
Sadly, for the movies, I think all bets are off.