27 May 2015 Westboro Baptist Church's bizarre feud with JK Rowling over the concept of Dumbledore and Gandalf marrying Tiny bigoted Vines. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up JK Rowling has locked horns with famed hate speech aficionados the Westboro Baptist Church. And it's all gone a bit weird. Following the Irish gay marriage referendum result, Rowling was prompted to suggest her creation, Dumbledore, can now get married to JRR Tolkien's equivalent elderly bearded wizard person, Gandalf. .@justaoifethings Then they could get married IN IRELAND! pic.twitter.com/yXedPavZfp — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 23, 2015 Yay! But then someone from the Westboro Baptist Church - apparently doing their daily forensic trawl of Pink News - threatened to protest against the beautiful upcoming nuptials: So @jk_rowling wants Dumbledore & Gandalf to marry in Ireland; if it happens, WBC will picket! #NotBanned @pinknews pic.twitter.com/zY7hT09Nv4 — WBCSays (@WBCsigns) May 26, 2015 Boooo! Quick as a flash, JK swooped in with a blistering response... .@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 And the Westboro Baptist Church hit back with... a surreal Vine imagining the marriage of the two wizards..? Eh? › Labour is "sympathetic" to reducing benefit cap to £23,000, says Harman I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!