J.K. Rowling Kicks Westboro Hornet's Nest

J.K. Rowling Helps Westboro Baptist Spread Its Gospel Of ‘God Hates F**s,’ Church Says

J.K. Rowling learned a valuable lesson about doing battle with the Westboro Baptist Church on Wednesday.

To paraphrase Tyler Durden, the first rule about defeating Westboro is you don’t talk about Westboro.

Unfortunately for the Harry Potter author, she talked about them.

The exchange came via Twitter, where the surprisingly savvy social media team for WBC posted this in response to a Pink News tweet.

This drew the attention of J.K. Rowling, who is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights.

While sites like Mediaite praised Rowling for her takedown of the WBC, some have pointed out — especially Westboro themselves — that what she did was help the group spread their “God Hates F**s” gospel.

After Rowling spoke up, the Twitter for WBC was abuzz with thank yous to the author for the nod.

The Westboro Baptist Church is clearly at ease with the berating they took at the hands of the bestselling writer. After all, they frequently run in to opposition when they are picketing the funerals of celebrities and dead soldiers. Rowling’s takedown didn’t even seem to have a brief effect on them as a barrage of tweets poured out to follow.

There are several more, but you get the point.

While it’s pretty clear that J.K. Rowling and an overwhelming majority of America wishes that the Westboro Baptist Church would go away, every time a celebrity responds to them, they seem to gain energy from it. Do you think J.K. Rowling was right to speak out, or did it just give WBC a bigger venue? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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