Suck It, Westboro: Gandalf and Dumbledore Are Getting Married
You know those times when people are so darned awful, it takes everything you have to keep your mouth shut and not say anything to them? This is not one of those times.
Captains of the world’s fleet of horrible people, the Wesboro Baptist Church, have been playing at their terrible Twitter game again. Celebrating Ireland’s awesome vote for marriage equality, author J.K. Rowling posed a cool idea:
to which the WBC replied — but Rowling didn’t let it get her down:
.@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
Brilliant as her response was, sometimes it’s nice to have a little extra support, so Planting Peace, aka the sponsors of Equality House (the WBC’s exceedingly awesome neighbors) decided they’ll throw a little wedding party. As Planting Peace founder Aaron Jackson noted, those picketers won’t have far to walk:
“When we read the battle between J.K. Rowling and the Westboro Baptist Church, we instantly connected with Ms. Rowling’s message on many levels. The Equality House was founded to take a stand against the hurtful words and actions of hate groups like the WBC. People often question why we even mention them, and Ms. Rowling’s words were spot on. We must actively stand up to hate and ensure that LGBTQ youth understand that they have a broad platform of love and support in this world. That is a core part of what we do at Planting Peace.
We are delighted to be hosting the Dumbledore and Gandalf wedding and stand with them in the face of bigotry and celebrate equality for all. The WBC won’t have to go too far to picket this union. They can look out their front window.”
The (acting) wizards’ matrimonial ceremony will be held at the Equality House, June 7th, at 2 pm. Now, if you’ll pardon me, I’m off to find an appropriate fascinator.
To contribute to Planting Peace’s fight against bigotry, go here.
(photo via PP)