J.K. Rowling Sparks Church Twitter Debate Over Marriage Equality
Ireland made history recently when it became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage through popular vote. In celebration of the historic event, author J.K. Rowling expressed her thoughts on Twitter:
Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 23, 2015
The "Harry Potter" author was not alone in sharing her enthusiasm for marriage equality. One fan tweeted to her a Keanu Reeves meme that said, "What if Dumbledore and Gandalf were gay together?"
Rowling responded with, "then they could get married in Ireland!"
Unfortunately, not everyone was happy about Ireland's same-sex marriage legalization.
Days later, the Westboro Baptist Church responded to Rowling on Twitter for her public display of support for marriage equality. Their response included a collage of anti-gay images and language. Members of the church tweeted, "If it happens WBC will picket." Rowling responded with a simple, yet powerful, message:
.@WBCsigns Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 26, 2015
Although the Twitter debate was sparked over the possibility of two fictional characters getting married, Rowling let it be known that her support for gay rights and marriage equality is real.
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