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Mar 19 2013

Hi Fred, have some pretty colors

How lovely, in every sense. A guy bought a house opposite that of the Phelps family, and today he’s painting it Rainbow.

Aaron Jackson, one of the founders of Planting Peace, a multi-pronged charity that has in the past concentrated on rainforest conservation, opening orphanages and deworming programs, bought a house that sits directly across from the church’s compound six months ago. On Tuesday, March 19, he and a team of volunteers are painting it to match the gay pride flag.

The project — which the nonprofit is calling the “Equality House” — is the first in a new campaign Planting Peace plans to wage against the group. Westboro is known for its intimidating tactics of protesting (or threatening to protest) what they refer to as America’s pro-gay, anti-God agenda, in close proximity to pride parades, soldier funerals and other events like the Sandy Hook memorial services.

“I read a story about Josef Miles, a 10-year-old kid who counter-protested the Westboro Baptist Church by holding the sign that says ‘God Hates No One,’” Jackson told The Huffington Post.

See, if you’re going to harass people, that’s the way to do it – “harass” them with loving messages and rainbow houses.

 

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  1. 1
    Anthony K

    The Phelps’ clan is on the right side of this, right? Gloating over people’s illnesses, using the most demeaning terms they can get away with in the guise of free speech? That’s how one identifies the Tru Skeptics—?

    Hell, even the fellow on the project echoes Al Stefanelli’s words about that kind of thing:

    It’s like, aren’t you the lady that’s supposed to be casting me into hell? It’s truly mind-boggling, but I can’t say anything personally bad about her because she was kind to me and she made me laugh. She’d probably be fun to hang out with.

    ‘Nothing like I was led to believe.’ (That’s a summary, by the way, just for those who’re picky about such things.)

    Brave heroes, all of them, for standing up against the forces of political correctness.

  2. 2
    moleatthecounter

    Rainbow Warrior!

  3. 3
    blondeintokyo

    I saw that on Facebook this morning, and I made a donation to Planting Peace in the name of Fred Phelps. :)

  4. 4
    WMDKitty -- Survivor

    *big goofy grin*

    It’s obnoxious, it’s 100% peaceful, and it’s so. damned. cute! (Insofar as houses can be considered “cute”.)

    I hope that rainbow is burned into Freddie’s retinas, man. (And I don’t mean that in a bad way, just that, you know, he looks at it so long that he can’t stop seeing it even with his eyes closed.)

  5. 5
    Marcus Ranum

    Kiss-in at Phelps’ place! WOO HOO!!!

  6. 6
    StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Classic. Saw that house on facebook and shared earlier today -knew someof the folks on FTB would have this too. Great idea – just hope someone got a photo of Fred Phelp’s face when he saw the rainbow house.

    Oh & these are your neighbours – very christian (even very human?) metaphor there!

  7. 7
    thesandiseattle

    Saw this elsewhere and thought– way cool. As a protest at least. Personally thats way too many colors in one place for my eyes. But as a protest – yeah, way cool.

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