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5-Year-Old Girl Defies Westboro Baptist Church, Sells Pink Lemonade For Peace And Love

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A five-year-old girl named Jayden Sink has set up a pink lemonade stand at Equality House, across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church, to promote love and peace and defy Westboro's message of hate. The people of Topeka, Kansas have come out to support her, according to the Huffington Post:

Jayden-Sink"Jayden, who is from Kansas City, decided to set up her stand at the Equality House after her parents explained to her the significance of its construct. After being told that the church across the street had a message of hate, she set a goal of raising money to go towards a message of love and peace. 

So she painted a banner for the event reading, 'Pink Lemonade for Peace: $1 Suggested Donation.' She put the stand in the grass and waited. But the waiting didn't take long. Supporters came in by the droves and $1 turned into hundreds of dollars.

During the day, Westboro sent representatives outside to try and find a way to stop the event. They apparently attempted to call the local police and stooped to yelling profanities when that didn't work, like calling a group of soldiers who rode out on their motorcycles to suport the event 'bastards.'"

As you may recall, Aaron Jackson of Planting Peace bought Equality House and painted it the colors of the pride flag in March. The Westboro Baptist Church has previously expressed their elation at having what they call the  '"Sodomite Rainbow House" across the street from their HQ. Most recently, Westboro has attributed the tragic spate of tornados in Oklahoma to support for out NBA player Jason Collins.

In her first day Jayden raised $400 at her lemonade stand. She has also raised $5,547 online via Crowd Rise. You can contribute to her campaign here.

(images megan rogers)

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  1. Kids like this are our future!

    Posted by: jsb | Jun 16, 2013 2:48:29 PM


  2. What a beautiful child.

    Posted by: Douglas | Jun 16, 2013 4:22:16 PM


  3. Great work by Jayden but please don't forget that Westboro only exists for attention so any mention of them at all, critical or not, means they are winning. The only way to counter them is completely ignoring them. Every post, every web mention of them only helps them. Zero-tolerance.

    Posted by: Aron | Jun 16, 2013 4:32:18 PM


  4. @Aron-

    No, it doesn't. Every mention of Westboro benefits the LGBT community by painting anti-gay bigots as crackpots.

    What motivated Jayden to reject hate? Westboro did. Thanks, Westboro!

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 16, 2013 5:25:46 PM


  5. Where can we send donations?...

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Jun 16, 2013 7:37:27 PM


  6. Yelling profanities at children & soldiers. Way to be children of God, WBC!

    Posted by: JerzeeMike | Jun 16, 2013 9:59:55 PM


  7. I don't think it is right for people on the right or left, bible thumper or otherwise to use little children to score political points.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 16, 2013 11:47:06 PM


  8. No different from a child with a god hates X sign. Adults need to leave children out of their own politics.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 17, 2013 12:00:59 AM


  9. I don't think it is right for people on the right or left, bible thumper or otherwise to use little children to score political points.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 16, 2013 11:47:06 PM


    What you said.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 17, 2013 12:01:36 AM


  10. I am so happy that almost every time something bad or disappointing happens in my life I discover something awesome has happened in the world that proves there is new hoping being created in the world.

    Posted by: Cage | Jun 17, 2013 12:25:10 AM


  11. This is adorable. As a bonus, the WBC nutbars can't do anything to her without looking like @$$holes. (Well, looking like even bigger @$$holes, anyway)

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jun 17, 2013 12:34:56 AM


  12. @andrew: I don't think that adults should yell profanities at or near 5 year olds whose parents probably don't want them to learn "bad language" at such a young age.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 21, 2013 12:00:22 AM


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