Thursday, October 06, 2005

Harry Potter gay?

Film at eleven?

I keep trying to break away from the blogging machine, but every time I hit reload, there's something else... Now this:

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A British cleric turned top-selling author of supernatural children's novels was thrown out of a school where he was delivering a talk after he told pupils that Harry Potter was "gay."

Reverend Graham Taylor, who penned the novel "Shadowmancer" which, like the tales of the famous boy wizard created by J.K. Rowling, centers on witchcraft and battling evil, got his marching orders after teachers accused him of homophobia.

"As for Harry Potter, well, he's not the only gay in the village," the former Anglican priest told children at Penair School in Truro, southwest England, referring to a catchphrase from the popular British comedy TV show "Little Britain."

This is, of course, not news to anyone who reads fanfic...

5 Comments:

At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

Next thing you know, there will be rumors of Harry Potter cavorting with the purple Teletubbie...

I tell you, we have to nip all of this in the bud - - so to speak.

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Praxxus said...

This is hokum. As a fan of "Little Britain," I understand what Rev. Taylor meant about "not the only gay in the village." The accusation and the headline are either a gross misunderstanding or sensationalist junk. Maybe both. ;-)

Duly blogged earlier, because I needed a good rant on a slow news day.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Arachnae said...

Quite probably, but if you notice, they tossed him not for calling Harry gay, but for 'homophobia'. I suspect he said a few things slightly cruder that what was printed.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger Praxxus said...

Likely everyone got their knickers in a twist when he called Snape a wimp, and it all went down hill from there.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger Arachnae said...

Snicker. Well, I'd have punched him out for sure...

 

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