Thursday, August 03, 2017

An Ally Fights For Us

With the assault on trans rights, an ally speaks up against the tyranny of the Trump administration…
Tomi Lahren Uses Military Trans Ban To Slam Obama. J.K. Rowling Wasn’t Having It.
The “Harry Potter” author broke out her U.S. History Remembrall.
Huffington Post
By Bill Bradley
July 27, 2017

Like Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling’s latest tweet is the chosen one.

The “Harry Potter” author has made a habit of speaking out against ignorant comments coming from President Donald Trump and his supporters. So when controversial political commentator Tomi Lahren sent out a tweet in support of President Trump’s transgender ban from the military, Rowling had some thoughts.
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“Pres Trump dedicated to putting radical Muslims in graves whereas Pres Obama was dedicated to putting men in ladies room,” wrote Lahren.

Rowling decided to correct her.

“Truly, whom amongst us can forget Trump ordering the killing of bin Laden? Or Obama bragging about barging in on naked beauty contestants?” said Rowling in a burn worse than any “Harry Potter” incendio charm could manage.
As a Harry Potter fan, I applaud the work that JK Rowling’s is doing for the LGBT community. It is one thing to say you are an ally it is another thing to speak up against oppression.

When I speak up it is because it affects me directly, but what an ally speaks up it is from the heart.

Thank you Ms. Rowling.

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