And to think it all started with a tweet conversation between author, J.K. Rowling and the despicable Westboro Baptist Church. Dumbledore and Gandalf will be married this Sunday, June 7 and it’s all in the name of equality.
It all started after J.K. Rowling made a speculation about the popular characters, Dumbledore and Gandalf.
Rowling’s tweet got the attention of the Westboro Baptist Church, a prejudiced organization that prides itself on picketing controversial issues, such as gay marriage. They made their own tweet, and Rowling was quick to respond with her own quick witted response.
So, it became a reality. Gandalf the White and Professor Albus Dumbledore are getting married in a ceremony by the non-profit Planting Peace.
Wait, here’s the best part. The ceremony will be held right across the street from the Westboro Baptist’s headquarters.
Planting Peace’s founder Aaron Jackson told the Huffington Post that the event will raising money for LGBT youth.
“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,” Aaron Jackson, President of Planting Peace, told The Huffington Post. “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.”
Personally, we can’t wait to see the ceremony!
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