The wildly popular Harry Potter books and their author, J.K. Rowling, have already been blasted by Christian conservatives for glamorizing witchcraft and the occult. The fantasy series is now charged with encouraging homosexuality following the authorâ€™s announcement that one of the novelsâ€™ main characters is gay.
Roberta Combs, president of the 2.5 million strong Christian Coalition of America, said she was disappointed that Rowling chose to label Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as gay.
â€śIt's not a good example for our children, who really like the books and the movies. I think it encourages homosexuality,â€ť said Combs, who has called for a ban on the seven-book series.
â€śI would never allow my own children or grandchildren to read the books or watch the movies, and other parents should do so too,â€ť she added, according to the U.K.-based ...