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  • Harry Potter Author Slams Religious Anti-Gay Twitter User Angry Over Dumbledore's Sexuality

    J. K. Rowling, who created the Harry Potter series, took a moment today to offer some advice to a former fan angry the British novelist says that Dumbledore is gay.

    Almost exactly seven years ago, Harry Potter creator J. K. Rowling announced to the world that Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, beloved Hogwarts headmaster, is gay.

    From New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Rowling read to fans from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    "Did Dumbledore, who believed in the prevailing power of love, ever fall in love himself?," Rowling was asked.

    "My truthful answer to you… I always thought of Dumbledore as gay," she answered.

    Earlier this year, Rowling sent out this tweet:

    For some unknown reason, Georgia resident Frank Fraticelli decided today to respond:

    And in a rare and magical moment, Rowling replied.

    Souter is an anti-gay conservative funding anti-gay legislation and politicians.

    Her tweet has been favorited nearly 800 times.

    Fraticelli shared his deeply-held religious beliefs: 

    Rowling got a tremendous amount of support.

    Fraticelli, not so much.

     

    Editor's note: Fraticelli's tweets have been protected since this article was first published.

     

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    Hat tip: Refinery29 

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    • commented 2014-09-08 03:17:15 -0400
      I read him as asexual, mainly because the character’s sexual preference is fuck all to do with the story. Does it change the character now I know he’s gay? Why would it? Does it make him less of a badass wizard?
      It really doesn’t matter. It’s a fictional character. If your biggest problem with Harry Potter is the supposed “Sin” of homosexuality, clearly you’re doing a great job ignoring all the fucking MAGIC knocking about.

    • commented 2014-09-07 00:09:34 -0400
      “Editor’s note: Fraticelli’s tweets have been protected since this article was first published.”

      You mean to say, yet again, that a Christian has decided to go off the record, because their special form of rhetoric is being persecuted?

      Oh shame…. “You reap what you sow”

    • commented 2014-09-06 22:35:29 -0400
      “What would have changed if we knew? I believe many Christians would not have bought it. The networks may have shied away from it.”

      You mean those SAME Christians who boycotted the book and tried to have it banned (and still do) because it supposedly teaches “witchcraft?”

      What an insufferable moron.

    • commented 2014-09-06 21:08:33 -0400
      I fail to understand halfelvan’s logic. It is not the sexuality of a person that counts but what the person does to better society and the world. This reminds me of a reader who questioned why I posited: “in the first century CE, a man who did not marry, a man who did not date, a man who eschewed the company of women but lived with twelve men—one of whom it is alleged to have laid his head on the master’s head, and who was followed out of the garden by a naked young man was considered to a man who did not follow Jewish law or custom” to which the reader exclaimed: “Are you hinting that Jesus was gay? That was not possible! Jesus was a GOOD man!” I replied “gay people are not good, that you are not good?” and I left it at that. What matters is what the individual does, regardless of with whom or the sexuality of either. Helfelvan has a decided mental problem.

    • commented 2014-09-06 20:15:22 -0400
      okay is anyone else nothicing that .. he claim to be cristian yet his @ is halfelven and he is(was) fan ofmiss rowling.. hummm. most interesting

    • commented 2014-09-06 19:19:07 -0400
      where is Rowling’s tweet?

    • commented 2014-09-06 19:17:27 -0400
      Oh Fraticelli, @halfelven55ff on twitter, I only have one thing to say! Hei nenorocitule proșt, merge sufla-l la fundul a ta!

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