For those of you who are unaware, J.K. Rowling recently revealed she always thought of Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore as homosexual. I know many who might be surprised at this — regardless of if they like that idea or not.
Personally, I don’t care. And my whole point for writing this post is that it doesn’t matter if he’s gay, like goats or thinks sex is comparable with baked asparagus. His relevance to the story has nothing to do with his orientation. He’s not there to make out with Sirius Black or teach Harry how to fall in love with Ron. He’s there to guide Harry in building himself in wizardry and warfare, two skills which care nothing for orientation.
Ancient Greeks were bisexual and proved as skilled at warfare as any nation claiming any level of modernity throughout world history.
I know many gay people will celebrate Dumbledore’s nature. Rowling, herself, said the story about Potter was full of the promotion of tolerance. I know it might become a rally cry for those hating the homosexual tolerance movement.
I say: Who the hell cares?
Want a faith-based perspective? God said love people. Not just straight people, but people. Sure, the Bible speaks against homosexual activity, but it also speaks against a great many things, and yet none of them is justification not to show God’s love. If a man or woman would find God, God, himself, will convict the heart. It is not the place of any human man to try and stand judge when God is far more likely to show mercy and love.
Want a political perspective? People are free and should remain free. What they do voluntarily with another who operates voluntarily is a business between those two people and those two people alone.
How about a property perspective? J.K. Rowling owns the property that is “Harry Potter.” She can do with it as she likes.
What about a role model perspective? Who are your children looking as a model for their lives, Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore, or their parents? If not their parents, whose fault is that? And whose responsibility is it to guide their children in their own belief systems? Parents, I’d say.
I don’t really have much more to say on the matter. Just know that you are most responsible for your own life and that of your children until they are old enough to choose for themselves. If you want to parent them, do so. If you don’t feel you can, stop asking everyone else to do it for you.
That is all.