So, as you may have heard, Ireland recently voted to allow gay marriage in the entire country. This is significant because while gay marriage is legal in other countries (Spain, for example), this is the first time it has become legal not through judicial action but by popular vote. And this is a country that takes its Jesus seriously. Already the Vatican is calling it a defeat for Christianity. Please note I've already discussed why this is bullshit in other entries and I can tell at least a few of you are rolling your eyes. I won't repeat myself. That isn't the point of this entry.
With the victory for equality ringing across the land, we got a Tweet from J K Rowling. Rowling is the creator of the awesome Harry Potter books. Rowling is a devout Christian (a lot of the Harry Potter mythos is based on Christian legend) and a longtime advocate for gay rights. She stated that Gandalf and Dumbledore could now get married in Ireleand.
Well, that statement triggered an appearance by Team Retard, a.k.a. the Westboro Baptist Church. The Westie already showed how smart they are by making Irish flags for a protest but getting them upside down (they attempted to spin it by saying that an upside down flag is a sign of distress. Nice try, but no one's buying it). Westboro posted, I swear to God (emphasis mine), "So @jk_rowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens, WBC will picket! #NotBanned @pinknews pic.twitter.com/zY7hT09Nv4"
I just sat there, staring at the screen. All I could think of was the scene from Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back -- "These are fictional characters. FICTIONAL. CHARACTERS. Am I getting through to you at all?" Rowling, at least, was able to respond to them -- ".@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." Rowling's cut has been forwarded over 4,000 times and has over 8,000.
I remember how Dan Quayle was the first person to take on a fictional character and lose. Buddy, I think you finally have some company at your table now.