J.K. Rowling Slams Westboro Baptist Church’s Homophobic Trolling

May 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm |
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J.K. Rowling reads 'the casual vacancy'

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from ‘The Casual Vacancy’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Stupify! And with the flick of her pen, J.K. Rowling single-handedly took down the Westboro Baptist Church for their hateful homophobic trolling.

Famous for her wit and candor on social media, Rowling first began her interchange with the right-wing extremist church after celebrating the fact that Ireland has become the first entire country to legalize same-sex marriage. The author, historically known as an LGBT rights advocate, has gotten into scuffles with homophobes before over stating repeatedly that one of the characters from the Harry Potter series, headmaster Albus Dumblebore was, in fact, gay.

Rowling also reposted a meme, celebrating the fictitious union of two of the biggest wizarding characters in the world of literary fantasy.

Unsurprisingly, the Westboro Baptist Church came trolling into Rowling’s twitter with this hateful poster, stating “@jk_rowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens WBC will picket!”


(It might be difficult for them to picket the union of two fictional characters, but we’re sure that they’d give it a go.)

With a whip of Rowling’s wand she mustered all her literary prowess and threw it back in the WBC’s face. “Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls,” wrote Rowling.

Some fans of Rowling’s suggested that maybe giving the WBC more attention wasn’t the correct response and could be considered “counterproductive,” but Rowling asserted that she’d rather see their hatred dismissed than for a young gay person to be influenced by its negativity left unchallenged.

Once again Rowling has championed all things good in the Twitterverse. We hope that the WBC will leave our beloved Rowling alone, but then again, she’s continuously proven she’s one tough witch!

100 points for Gryffindor! You do NOT want to go up against J.K. Rowling in a Twitter war.