My friend Carl Olson over at Ignatius Insight has written on the Dumbledore homosexual thing.

Like him, I haven’t read one sentence of the Harry Potter books, and dozed off in the only one of the movies I was dragged off to see.

What I’ve seen and heard of them makes me think they’re derivative and unoriginal. (I know that’s rich as I’ve just finished my ‘Screwtape Letters’ pastiche.)

I’m sorry. Should I be interested in Dumbledore’s sexuality? It’s all ridiculous. What next? Dorothy tells all: The Scarecrow and the Tin Man were lovers?

Can anybody explain why this is either interesting or important?