Harry Potter and the Gay Wizard: The Secret Behind the Story
by Jill Martin Rische
What a difference a day makes. Jo Rowling came out of the closet this week—or at least her creation, Albus Dumbledore, did. Take note, Potter fans everywhere, that Rowling—in her great wisdom—has revealed to the world that the wisest, kindest, most powerful (and famous) senior wizard in literary history is gay.The Headmaster of Hogwarts prefers men.According to Rowling, “I always thought of Dumbledore as gay. . . . Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald [a bad wizard he defeated long ago], and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was.” Exactly why homosexuality is vital to her story, Rowling never reveals.She never explains her need to address sexual preference in a book aimed at children.
So what was the purpose of the bombshell Rowling dropped during her interview at Carnegie Hall?Why did she out the beloved Dumbledore?The single answer is that Harry Potter and the Gay Wizard publicly throws all the weight of Rowling’s influence (not to mention her millions) behind the cause of Gay Rights . . . a cause we now know she proudly champions.
What a stand for diversity!What a triumph for gay people everywhere!
What egg on the face of “Christian” supporters like Christianity Today, a publisher of feel-good articles like, “Why We Like Harry Potter” (2000). Christianity Today recommended Potter because “Rowling’s series is a Book of Virtues with a preadolescent funny bone. Amid the laugh-out-loud scenes are wonderful examples of compassion, loyalty, courage, friendship, and even self-sacrifice. No wonder young readers want to be like these believable characters. That is a Christmas present we can be grateful for.”
Harry Potter as a “Book of Virtues?”In what reality?
Rowling’s agenda has always been clear: she sees nothing wrong with Witchcraft; in fact, she glorifies all of its dark details by wrapping them up in the shiny tissue paper of fantasy. The occult is a lucrative business, and Rowling knows this better than anyone else. She’s made hundreds of millions of dollars working and playing in the wonderful world of the occult.
Here’s my take on Harry Potter: Over the years I read the books to see what all the fuss was about, and at first I thought they were entertaining. Offensive in nature, yes (and I said so publicly) but I had to give Rowling her due when it came to storytelling.
Today, after intense research into the world of the occult, I would never read another Potter book or waste my time on a Potter movie again. Sure, the adventure part is great, and it’s true that you can teach your kids what not to believe, simply by analyzing a Rowling book, but God hates evil, right? He hates it no matter how fun, exciting or educational it is, and if we love Him, shouldn’t we hate it, too?
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you. You shall be blameless before the LORD your God”(Deuteronomy 18: 10-13). God takes a very dim view of all forms of Witchcraft, including the entertainment kind. Witchcraft is not cute, funny or inspiring. It is not virtuous, although it often wears the mask of virtue. God calls it an abomination, and I don’t know about you, but that’s enough for me.
As for Potter’s Evangelical supporters like Christianity Today, I can only say what I said to myself, “Shame on you.”Whenever we assess a threat to the Church, compromise is never an option; nothingshould outweigh God’s opinion.
I’d be willing to bet a giant box of Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans that Jo Rowling planned this Dumbledore announcement a very long time ago. I personally think that one of the reasons she did it was to keep Christianity from staking even the tiniest claim on Harry Potter . . . ever. It’s interesting how she conveniently revealed this final, explosive detail long after everyone bought her last book, which proves that even Rowling, a woman richer than the Queen of England, can’t bear to lose a buck (or a pound). Just wait until the Harry Potter theme park opens in Florida . . . the money she makes will be mindboggling.Evil, like crime, pays well.
Albus Dumbledore is gay, and he has been and will continue to be a tremendous influence on millions of children.“One blogger wrote on a fansite: ‘My head is spinning. Wow. One more reason to love gay men.’” Strange logic, but all too true on an international scale.Now more than ever, the Church must confront the specter of Potter and take a stand for biblical truth.
Witchcraft is the heart and soul of Harry Potter; it always has been and it always will be.But like any other deception fostered by Satan, it is beautifully dressed in the biblical virtues admired by so many.
At long last, Rowling revealed a bit of the truth behind her billion dollar creation, and surprisingly, she did the Christian world an enormous favor by her perverse revelation: she settled the HarryPotter debate once and for all.
Submitted 10/27/2007 6:16:24 PM | Author: Jill Martin Rische