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JK Rowling Destroys Westboro Baptist Church With One Simple Tweet ~ and It's Awesome


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Carrie
- 1451 days ago - rawstory.com
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling slapped down the Westboro Baptist Church on Tuesday after the infamous religious group threatened to picket a fictional wedding, Gay Star News reports.



   

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Anne F (17)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 1:48 pm
hooray for heroes willing to speak out for sensible behavior
 

Laura H (950)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:18 pm
Awesome indeed!!!

The members of this 'church' WILL get theirs; KARMA KNOWS ALL.
Good luck (NOT!) with THAT, @$$holes!
(I wonder what they HELL these people are trying to hide in their own lives; you know it MUST be juicy!
Maybe someone should investigate THEM.)

Thank you Carrie.
 

Laura H (950)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:19 pm
Thanks Carrie-I will share this one :)
 

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:41 pm
These members of the WBC obviously had never heard of these Harry Potter characters, and only Googled them after Rowling's brilliant tweet. Their ignorance and willingness to picket even fictitious same-sex marriages is hilarious.
 

Freya H (345)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:50 pm
Way to go, J.K.! Someday the Westboro B.S. Church will be just a fading memory, while LOTR and the Harry Potter books live on!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 2:51 pm
I can't stand WBC.
I've never read the Harry Potter books but thank you Ms. Rowling for taking them to task for their hate filled , ignorance.
I can't figure out why they can even call themselves a Church!
 

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 5:04 pm
Twitter is revolutionary fun. Try it and you will like it. Send me your causes with a link and a title less than 140 characters and spaces count as a character and I will tweet your cause and I promise you others will retweet your cause.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 6:58 pm
That was impressive! And i may just order a couple of her books now. thx Carrie
 

Animae C (508)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 7:10 pm
Well done J.K.!!!!
 

Lady Suki (446)
Wednesday May 27, 2015, 8:35 pm
To quote Ron Weasley, "That was bloody brilliant!"
 

Arild Warud (174)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 3:36 am
Great tweet.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday May 28, 2015, 11:15 pm
To the point!
 

Rose Becke (141)
Friday May 29, 2015, 12:02 am
Love it
 

Shirley S (187)
Friday May 29, 2015, 12:16 am
Hilarious !
 

Debra G (0)
Friday May 29, 2015, 1:04 am
I raise a pint of butter beer to you, madam. So, when will Queen E make her Dame JK?
 

Patricia N (9)
Friday May 29, 2015, 2:29 am
Do they have branches of this church in England and Ireland? Or are they so rich now they are flying all over the world to practice their bigotry? If there are Satanic cults around, that church has to be one using Christianity as a disguise.
 

Alvin King (2)
Friday May 29, 2015, 11:49 am
Thanks
 

Yvonne White (229)
Friday May 29, 2015, 8:49 pm
The Westboro Baptist Church better be on a terrorist watch list..that much crazy can't be safe for anyone to be around.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday May 29, 2015, 10:29 pm
Well done :)
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 4:43 am
I couldn't believe any institution could be quite so extreme ... to the point of making a video as well (are they that desperate for things to do???) - so googled this "church" ...

Wikipedia describes it: The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is an unaffiliated Baptist church known for its hate speech, especially against LGBT people (homophobia), Jews (antisemitism), and politicians.[2][3] The church is categorized as a hate group[4] and is monitored as such by the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center. It was headed by Fred Phelps (although shortly before his death in March 2014, church representatives said that the church had not had a defined leader in "a very long time"),[5] and consists primarily of members of his extended family;[6)"

So - it is a family hate group? and it looks as though the watch list applies, Yvonne!

Good for JKR - first for standing with the Irish outcome, then for her quip ...
 

pam w (139)
Saturday May 30, 2015, 8:11 am
Well, at least the WBC doesn't go around cutting off heads....
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday May 31, 2015, 10:49 am
Noted
 
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