Jk Rowling hit back at the Westboro Baptist Church.
The author of Harry Potter, J.K Rowling, has defended her recent tweet to the controversial Westboro Baptist Church over the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ireland. Rowling had initially taken to the micro-blogging site to celebrate the historic vote though soon found herself in a war of words.
Jk Rowling had something to say to the Westboro Baptist Church
Elated by the vote, Rowling posted: "Sitting here watching the Irish make history. Extraordinary and wonderful."
Then, in response to a tweet from someone asking what would happen if Dumbledore and Gandalf were gay together, Rowling responded: "Then they could get married IN IRELAND"
That comment coaxed members of the Westboro Baptist Church out of their hovels, with one tweeting: "So @jk_rowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens, WBC will picket!"
And then came the response from Rowling.
"Alas, the sheer awesomeness of such a union in such a place would blow your tiny bigoted minds out of your thick sloping skulls," she said.
"I don't care about WBC. I think it's important that scared gay kids who aren't out yet see hate speech challenged," she followed up, to a slow clap from the Twitter community.
Rowling has been far more vocal on social issues in recent years. She donated £1 million to the British Labour Party in 2008, saying she believed in their commitment to tackle child poverty, and donated a similar amount to the campaign against Scottish independence in 2014.