J.K. Rowling is embroiled in a Twitter war with the Westboro Baptist Church over Ireland's legalization of same-sex marriage, which more than 60 percent of the country voted in favor of on Saturday.
The "Harry Potter" author and gay marriage supporter initially took to Twitter to cheer the decision.
Rowling also replied to a tweet from a fan, which suggested that her fictional wizard Albus Dumbledore and "Lord of the Rings" character Gandalf could now marry in Ireland.
Westboro Baptist Church immediately jumped into the ring, saying they would picket a Dumbledore-Gandalf wedding.
But Rowling wasn’t going to take that lying down, and she quickly fired back.
When asked by another fan to stop tweeting at Westboro for the fear of publicizing their message, Rowling responded saying that it was important for “gay kids who aren’t out yet see hate speech challenged.”
This is not been the first time the author has defended gay rights on Twitter. When a fan said on Twitter she couldn’t picture Dumbledore as gay because he doesn’t look gay, Rowling replied, “Maybe because gay people just look like . . . people.”
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