If you haven’t heard, Albus Dumbledore is gay. Who is Albus Dumbledore? According to a U.S. Consumer Research survey, more than half of American children between the ages of 6 and 17 could tell you who he is because they have read at least one of the Harry Potter books.

Albus Dumbledore is a master wizard from the Harry Potter book series. Author J.K. Rowling characterizes Albus Dumbledore as noble and wise in contrast to his would-be lover, rival wizard Gellard Grindelwald. Who would have known? No one! Rowling didn’t break the news that Dumbledore was gay until she sold 325 million copies of her books, and made more than a billion dollars in profits.

Surprise! The gay lobby has once again pulled one over on us! Anyone watching television could easily come away thinking that half or more of our population is gay or bisexual. Why is it that nearly every gay character exhibits more character, humor and likeability than most of their straight counterparts? Could it be that gays have a hugely disproportionate influence on the entertainment industry? Could it be that they have an agenda to capture the hearts and minds of our children? Say what you want about the gay community, but they aren’t stupid.

If you haven’t found enough reasons to not support the Harry Potter books, perhaps now you have just what you need. Some read the books, arguing the Potter stories are pure fantasy and most children would never think to emulate what Harry does. Some overlook the fact that God condemns witchcraft and that Potter uses the powers of evil and witchcraft to solve his problems. But how can you overlook the fact that Potter’s headmaster and mentor is a homosexual?

Give Rowling credit for mastering the art form; give her credit for inspiring more than half of our children to read; give her credit for being sneaky enough to keep Dumbledore in the closet until she was laughing all the way to the bank, but for sake of the kids and in the name of decency, don’t buy her books. Don’t reward her irresponsibility by fattening her wallet while exposing our children to homosexual ideals and manipulative strategies.

Do we really want our children to see Harry Potter as a hero? Is it really worth the risk of seeing one child slip into a sinful alternative lifestyle? Face it, sure they are just children’s books, but there is a bigger agenda at work here. There is a real danger that impressionable children can be influenced by the likes of a fictitious gay master wizard who serves as a mentor to a boy who plays with sorcery and utilizes witchcraft to deal with life’s challenges.

It is time we wake up and realize we are like frogs in a kettle. The cultural temperature is rising as we are being lulled into compromising our standards and tolerating sin as the norm. This is not fantasy or fiction. This is our world. We must heed the warning presented in I Peter 5:8, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” This isn’t kid-oriented language from a story book. This is the Word of God, and He is the Potter whose book we would do well to read.