Yesterday, ThinkProgress noted that on the 10/23 edition of his Fox News show, Bill O’Reilly accused Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling of being a “provocateur” for “the gay agenda” of “indoctrination” after she outed one of her main characters. O’Reilly continued his broadside against Rowling on his show last night, saying the real problem is that she is teaching “tolerance” and “parity for homosexuals with heterosexuals”:
O’REILLY: Here’s — you can talk about this on your radio show tomorrow. There are millions of Americans who feel that the media and the educational system is trying to indoctrinate their children to a certain way of life, and that includes parity for homosexuals with heterosexuals.
And that’s what this Rowling thing is all about, because she sells so many books. So many kids read it, that she comes out and says, “Oh, Dumbledore is gay, and that’s great.” And this — it’s another in the indoctrination thing. That’s what the belief system is among some Americans.
MILLER: I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think you can indoctrinate a kid into being gay. You might indoctrinate him into trying it once and him going, “I guess I’m not gay.”
O’REILLY: No, but tolerance. It’s — you know, he’s not going to be gay, but it’s tolerance of it.
Media Matters has the video.