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Old 10-06-05, 11:58 AM
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Harry Potter is gay

He can now join the elite.
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/10/0...eut/index.html

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."

He also described the villains in Rowling's blockbuster series as "wimps" and called TV "crap" compared to books.

Teachers brought Taylor's talk to the 12-year-olds on Tuesday to a premature end, saying the youngsters had become "excitable," and asked him to leave.

"We were very disappointed to have to curtail a visit from Mr Taylor," the school said in a statement on Thursday.

"The seven staff from the school who were present were very embarrassed and uncomfortable with what was being said.

"The remarks that were made were thought by the staff to be offensive and were well below the standards that we expect of responsible and thoughtful adults working in our school."

Taylor, whose book topped the UK book charts for 15 weeks with the film rights also sold for 2.25 million ($4 million), was unrepentant and accused staff of censorship.

"It was a joke; a joke from 'Little Britain' that the children would know," Taylor was quoted by newspapers as saying.

"I didn't set out to offend. I'm a priest and I'm very careful about not offending people."
Old 10-06-05, 12:09 PM
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I recognised the quote from little britain straight away
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Good for them. At least someone is doing something right in this world.
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What exactly did he do wrong?
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Well, TV is crap compared to books, and they could be considered wimps I suppose. As to whether Potter is gay... well, I guess I don't know the reference. Never read Little Britain. Can someone explain?
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little britain is a tv show on bbc america
Old 10-06-05, 01:04 PM
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the only gay in the village
Old 10-06-05, 01:21 PM
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I started suspecting it when he wouldn't pay attention to Hermione Grangers's "assets."


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Old 10-06-05, 02:25 PM
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C'mon gang, the opening pages of the very first book told us straight (pardon the expression) out that Harry lived in the closet.
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
What exactly did he do wrong?
Let me explain it to you, my ignorant Manhattanite friend.

Calling someone "gay" as an insult isn't "good." Got it?
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No, it isn't a good. To me, it's on the same level as calling a black person a **********.
Old 10-06-05, 04:55 PM
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We need more male wizard on male wizard action in fantasy books.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
We need more male wizard on male wizard action in fantasy books.
I agree. Why is the so-called mainstream media so afraid of two wands working together? We see television programs and movies about witches all the time, but how many times do you see a story which includes two warlocks together? I'll bet you a teakettle to a fez that you can count them on one hand. This heinous double standard must end.
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Originally Posted by eXcentris
We need more male wizard on male wizard action in fantasy books.
:yawn:

Can't somebody else do something funny/shocking that the entire forum can joke about in every thread.
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That joke is far from played out.
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Get it right, people. It's not "Little Britain," it's "Wee Britain."
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
That joke is far from played out.
That's what SHE said!
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[Bender] Yep He's gay [/Bender]
Old 10-06-05, 06:28 PM
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Sounded like he was joking around and some teachers got their panties in a bunch.
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Originally Posted by auto
:yawn:

Can't somebody else do something funny/shocking that the entire forum can joke about in every thread.
Who broke you? Who hurt you inside?
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So what's the scoop? Is Potter gay and would it be offensive to these teachers if he was?
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Not sure if he's gay nor not, but he's definitely not a confident heterosexual.

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