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Author Topic: 5-year-old girl takes on the Westboro "Church" by selling Pink Lemonade  (Read 990 times)

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Offline Rev. Moon

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This is actually cute.  It's nice to a story like this every once in a while (instead of ::cough:: by-the-minute updates on the Skankashians and/or politically divisive tripe).


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What happens when a little girl decides to set up a lemonade stand for peace outside the Westboro Baptist Church headquarters in Kansas? Members of the community step out in droves to show support, even as the hate group tries to quash it.

Five-year-old Jayden, the daughter of Jon Sink, founder of the philanthropic arts group FRESHCASSETTE - Creative Compassion, decided to set up a stand selling pink lemonade at The Equality House on Friday afternoon. The Equality House is a rainbow-colored building directly across the street from Westboro's Topeka compound. The house, which was painted the colors of the pride flag in March, was bought by Aaron Jackson, one of the founders of Planting Peace, a multi-pronged nonprofit set up in 2004 and aimed at spreading goodwill and equality around the globe.

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."

Westboro's hate couldn't stop Jayden. She not only raised $400 during the day on Friday, but she has also collected over $1000 with an online campaign set up through Crowd Rise. Some people donated as little as $10 and as much as $230. One person gave $26, dedicating it to every person killed six months ago in the Newtown, Conn., massacre.



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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/15/westboro-baptist-church-lemonade_n_3444490.html
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Offline Basquo

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Love it! I wonder how those fuckers feel having that house (and the love of a gifted child) right outside their hate-mongering front door? No, I guess I don't wonder.

Offline OneTampa

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Love what that little girl did and the support she received.
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Offline Calison

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 :P  I am Very Thirsty For some of that Toddlers Pink Lemonade... :-*
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Offline Miss Philicia

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I love pink lemonade. I need to buy some grenadine a spruce up my normal lemonade next time. However, nothing is equal to a limeade.
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Offline Rev. Moon

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However, nothing is equal to a limeade.

Limeade is very refreshing, especially with a tinge of maracuyŠ. 

Delishreceepee... (Skip the food coloring, and use brown sugar instead of refined white --a simple syrup can be easily made).
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Limeade is very refreshing, especially with a tinge of maracuyŠ. 

Brazilians add a bit of condensed milk a the end for slight frothing at the top of the drink -- must try this!
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