01 November 2007

Quote of the Day


"Do I think a gay person can a be a moral compass? I think it's ludicrous that we are asking that question in the 21st century. The Christian fundamentalists were never my base."

--J.K. Rowling
Quoted in Reuters today

10 comments:

pistols at dawn said...

I'm still not reading those lame-ass books.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

It's a great quote. And it's deliciously ironic when you consider that she invested 15 years of her life inventing a magical fictional world only to be criticized by an enormous group of people who have collectively invested two millennia in a similarly magical fictional world -- the primary difference being, of course, that JKR understands her world to be imaginary. JKR's a genius in my book.

red said...

This is an article I really liked which basically says that _it doesn't matter_ if Dumbledore is gay or not.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/arts/29conn.html?em&ex=1193889600&en=671475f8685fbe02&ei=5087%0A


"All the news..." etc.

The Guv'ner said...

What Blowing... said. I agree totally.

However, i don't quite get why it's important what Dumbledore's orientation is since his character is hardly a whore! Where does sex come into Harry Potter geezers? Never. He shouldn't even HAVE a sexual preference. Still, power to her for once again telling the fundies to stuff it! :) You go girl.

Leonesse said...

Way to tell it, JK!!!

Suzel's Sass said...

Rich and smart.

Ms. Laaw-yuhr said...

God knows I love sticking it to the Christian right.

Johnny Yen said...

She's my hero!

Of course, we know that gay people have never contributed to our society. You know, people like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Alexander the Great, Gertrude Stein, etc., etc., etc. Their contributions were negligible. Not like the assholes who go to the funerals of slain soldiers, claiming that their deaths were retribution for being "permissive" toward homosexuals. Now there's a contribution to society...

Bert Bananas said...

"The Christian fundamentalists were never my base."

While I agree whole-heartedly with JK's sentiment, I remain curious as to who/what her 'base' was? But as it happens, I have that same question about myself. I don't even know that I have a 'base'!!

Where would I look for it? What's the part number?

dguzman said...

Good quote. Loved the books, and love her telling the religious "right" to stick it.