What a great idea! Human rights advocates bought a house across from Westboro Baptist Church headquarters and recently painted it to resemble a Pride flag in an effort to show support for the LGBTQ community.
“For too long, the Westboro Baptist Church has been targeting the LGBTQ community with messages of hate and discrimination. Often, protesting American soldiers’ funerals and organizations that support equality. This faction preaches extremism in our communities and directly targets our youth. To combat their messages of hate and to support equality and anti-bullying initiatives in schools and in our community, Planting Peace has established the Equality House in Topeka, KS.
Located directly across from the Westboro Baptist Church, the House is a symbol of equality, peace, and positive change. The house, which is painted the colors of the Pride flag, will serve as the resource center for all Planting Peace equality and anti-bullying initiatives and will stand as a visual reminder of our commitment, as global citizens, to equality for all.
We invite you to support our movement and encourage you to donate today to these equality and anti-bullying initiatives.”
To learn more or make a donation to the project, visit their site at PlantingPeace.org
Volunteers painted the house–which is located directly across from WBC headquarters in Topeka, Kansas–like a rainbow this weekend
Westboro Church sent a statement to CNN saying they, “Thank God for the Sodomite Rainbow House” because it “helps shine a bright spotlight” on their crusade against homosexuality.