Members of the lesbian and gay community and their supporters rejoiced Wednesday when J.K. Rowling, the writer of the “Harry Potter” books took on a Baptist church in the U.S. because of its opposition to homosexuality and accused it of bigotry and “hate speech.”
On May 26, Rowling “tweeted” in response to the church’s opposition to homosexuality that the opposition to homosexuality by Westboro Baptist Church was the produce of their “tiny bigoted minds” and “your thick sloping skulls.”
“Huffington Post” reported, “This isn’t the first time she’s used her Twitter handle to pass out wisdom and shut down the bigoted.”
The following day, Rowling tweeted, “I don’t care about WBC. I think it’s important that scared gay kids who aren’t out yet see hate speech challenged.”
Rowling’s first tweet was designed as an “ad hominem” attack, labeling the church’s members as having “bigoted minds” and “thick sloping skulls.” Her second tweet attacked the church in an only slightly veiled accusation of the church pushing “hate speech.”
It is clear that Rowling as well as others who defend the sinful act of homosexuality as condemned in the Bible intend to level their attacks at religious bodies by accusing them of bigotry and “hate speech.”
Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a likely Republican candidate for president, warned Wednesday that the homosexual community and its supporters are likely to use the “hate speech” label to condemn churches and their members.
“If you think about it, we are at the water’s edge of the argument that mainstream Christian teaching is hate speech. Because today we’ve reached the point in our society where if you do not support same-sex marriage, you are labeled a homophobe and a hater,” Rubio said.
Rubio said that after the homosexual community was through attacking members of churches it would begin launching an attack of the “mainstream teachings of Christianity” as hate speech. From Rowling’s inconsiderate attack, it would appear Rubio is correct.