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    LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A British cleric turned top-selling author of supernatural children's novels was thrown out of a school where he was delivering a talk after he told pupils that Harry Potter was "gay."

    Reverend Graham Taylor, who penned the novel "Shadowmancer" which, like the tales of the famous boy wizard created by J.K. Rowling, centers on witchcraft and battling evil, got his marching orders after teachers accused him of homophobia.

    "As for Harry Potter, well, he's not the only gay in the village," the former Anglican priest told children at Penair School in Truro, southwest England, referring to a catchphrase from the popular British comedy TV show "Little Britain."

    He also described the villains in Rowling's blockbuster series as "wimps" and called TV "crap" compared to books.

    Teachers brought Taylor's talk to the 12-year-olds on Tuesday to a premature end, saying the youngsters had become "excitable," and asked him to leave.

    "We were very disappointed to have to curtail a visit from Mr Taylor," the school said in a statement on Thursday.

    "The seven staff from the school who were present were very embarrassed and uncomfortable with what was being said.

    "The remarks that were made were thought by the staff to be offensive and were well below the standards that we expect of responsible and thoughtful adults working in our school."

    Taylor, whose book topped the UK book charts for 15 weeks with the film rights also sold for 2.25 million ($4 million), was unrepentant and accused staff of censorship.

    "It was a joke; a joke from 'Little Britain' that the children would know," Taylor was quoted by newspapers as saying.

    "I didn't set out to offend. I'm a priest and I'm very careful about not offending people."
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    What is it about priests and 12 year olds?
    "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
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    HAHAHAHAHA


    Snape kills Dumbledore.

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    "I didn't set out to offend. I'm a priest and I'm very careful about not offending people."

    Apparently not.

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    BAHAHHAHA I always said that little perv was gay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrott
    HAHAHAHAHA


    Snape kills Dumbledore.
    You Bastard!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishar McLeud
    BAHAHHAHA I always said that little perv was gay
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrott
    Snape kills Dumbledore.
    Watch all the hardcore HP fans come in here and make a big deal over this
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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH Army
    Watch all the hardcore HP fans come in here and make a big deal over this

    Exactly

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    Hi there. Relatively hardcore Harry Potter fan, here. Still reading the latest book, sadly, but I already knew that Snape kills Dumbledore.

    Anyway, not making a big deal out of this. I doubt Harry's gay. Draco Malfoy perhaps... Carry on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVH Army
    Watch all the hardcore HP fans come in here and make a big deal over this
    LOL... the thought of a hardcore HP fan is scary!
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    Just to clarify - I did NOT dress up in robes and wait in line at midnight at the nearest Barnes and Noble to get the book.

    ADULTS who do this are scary - kids are just having fun. Kinda' like Star Wars fans. Oh... that is scary... LOL

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    I was wondering who died in the book. Hunh. Not sure I'm glad I know or not. I've read them all save for the new one, will read that one whenever. Decent books to kill some time. A bit repetitive and at times formulaic, but what do you expect from books aimed at youth?

    And what kind of asshole would actually read that far into it to even come up with any conclusion as to the sexuality of Harry Potter? Oh, yeah, someone who is fascinated with young boys' sexuality - what a shock at this idiots background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perrott
    HAHAHAHAHA


    Snape kills Dumbledore.
    That's fucked up dude.
    "Suck a fat one, faggot."
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