Point/CounterPoint: The Dumbledore Controversy

October 24th, 2007

Point-Counterpoint: The Dumbledore Gay Controversy

Professor Albus Dumbledore, a character from a mildly popular book series that I can’t quite remember the title of, is gay. Some people are furious, with a Toronto Daily News columnist writing: “Such an ousting of one of the most beloved characters in [the] book had no value and may hurt the future of Harry Potter.”

Here to discuss the controversy is Laura Mallory—a Christian activist and anti-Harry Potter crusader—and Professor Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:

Laura Mallory, Point: “My prayer is that parents would wake up; the subtle way this is presented as harmless fantasy would be exposed for what it really is—a subtle indoctrination into anti-Christian values. A homosexual lifestyle is a harmful one. That’s proven, medically.”

Dumbledore, Counterpoint: “I’m fictional.”

Interesting discussion! Join us Friday for another engaging issue.