Thursday, October 06, 2005

Music & Gay Wizards!

Harry Potter Gay?
A 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, centres 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, referring to a catchphrase from the popular 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.

What's on today?

Events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Dodgy Jammers @ Porter Blacks, Yeovil
Jam Night @ Woods Wine Bar, Yeovil
Jingo Santana @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Pleasure Seekers @ Choughs Hotel, Chard
Jam Night @ The Antelope, Crewkerne
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster

Events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
Soul Mates Night @ Shrubbery Hotel, Ilminster
Jam Session @ George Inn, Uffculme
Jazz Jam @ Bar 27, Bridgwater
Seth Lakeman @ Bridgwater Arts Centre
Jive Inn @ Chesnut Tree Club
Ritz Acoustic Club @ Burnham on Sea

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