A five-year-old girl from Kansas sold pink lemonade in support of love and peace, setting up a stand outside of the Westboro Baptist Church with a sign that read “Pink Lemonade for Peace.”
With a suggestion of $1, Jayden Sink raked in $400 in just one day. Meaningfully placed in front of the Planting Peace’s equality house, and across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) headquarters, Jayden, despite the harassing nay-sayers of the church, stood by her sign, selling lemonade.
The Westboro Baptist Church sent over members to berate Jayden who stood in front of the equality house.
Planting Peace is an organization working against poverty who help to aid poverty stricken communities by providing sustainable resources. They bought a home across from WBC and painted it rainbow colors.
Planting Peace made the deliberate decision to purchase a home and paint it with rainbow stripes across from the WBC to “utilize their hate and turn into something good,” Planting Peace founder and president, Aaron Jackson said in an interview with 429Magazine.
On Monday, June 17, WBC posted a heinous sign in retaliation of the 5-year-old’s gesture. The sign read: “FAGS & ENABLERS ALL BURN IN HELL LEMONADE WON’T COOL ANY TONGUES.”
No one is surprised by the WBC’s reaction.
“[WBC] putting nasty messages on their marquee is an every day thing,” Jackson said.
Jackson revealed that Jayden’s fundraiser on crowdrise.com has raised almost $20,000.
“We are just trying to tap into all of the energy that the WBC gets,” Jackson said.
Planting Peace supports many causes, one of which is the LGBTQA community which a portion of the money raised through Jayden’s efforts will benefit.