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J.K. Rowling vs. Westboro Baptist Church

The 'Harry Potter' author slams the homophobic hate group

By Andrea Tim | Published: 28 May 2015

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The Westboro Baptist Church should know better than to pick a fight with J.K. Rowling.

On Friday, 22 May, Ireland became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by a majority vote. J.K. Rowling, a firm supporter of the LGBT community, was delighted with the result.

She even made a reference to two gay pop culture characters: Hogwarts School headmaster Dumbledore and Lord of the Rings wizard Gandalf (played by Ian McKellen, who is openly gay).

However, the anti-gay church wasn't too pleased with her stand. No matter, because good ol' J.K. struck a solid comeback.

Her response, while well-deserved, was argued as being "counterproductive," but it was clear that the 49-year-old author and mother of three knew exactly what she was doing and why she did it.

The moral of the story is, don't mess with J.K. Rowling. Also, a new wasp species that turns cockroaches into zombies has been named after the Dementor, the faceless soul-sucking creature which she created in the Harry Potter universe. Just putting it out there.

Related: Matthew Lewis poses nearly nude, JK Rowling reacts


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