Rainbow House Now Painted; Westboro Baptist Church Responds
According to Jackson, the group yelled out to her asking her what she thought. "She said she loved the colors," Jackson said. "Maybe we've turned her," he joked.
Later Phelps also tweeted that she was "so happy I might help paint" and that is was a gift" to have such a huge megaphone.
Though Phelps is probably a lost cause, there has been a lot of promising news for LGBT rights and marriage equality activists lately. Support for gay marriage is at an all-time high, with even Republicans trying to rebrand before the Supreme Court hears a challenge next week to California's gay-marriage ban -- a case which many think will result in a ruling favoring federal and state recognition of same-sex marriage.
So kudos to Planting Peace for creative thinking and impeccable timing. The only way this could have been more successful is if Rainbow Brite, Jem, and She-Ra came to life and shared a three-way kiss in front of Phelps' camera.
"This has been the best day ever!" the group posted on its Facebook page. "Keep the love going, the humanity is almost unbearable. Our deepest thanks to everyone who has helped spread the message of love and compassion. [Bigotry's] days are numbered."
If you'd like to help the Equality House and Planting Peace kickstart their antibullying campaign -- or donate to any of the other causes Planting Peace champions (rainforest conservation, deworming efforts, helping homeless children worldwide) -- visit their CrowdRise page here.