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.