Rainbow House Now Painted; Westboro Baptist Church Responds

Categories: Politics, Religion
Although Westboro Baptist Church leader Shirley Phelps initially responded via Twitter with a crude tweet -- saying "Now we match!" with a photo of stick-figures having anal sex on a rainbow background and the words "Fag Sin" -- Shirley Phelps even stopped in and took some pictures.

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 it 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.




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dorisdoris
dorisdoris

SORRY, THE RAINBOW BELONGS TO OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, THE HOUSE WILL JUST BRING MORE MEMBERS TO THE CHURCH AND LOUDER PRAYERS FOR THE ATHEISTS.

Mitchell Grant
Mitchell Grant

"Somewhere, across the street from the rainbow, they are blue, the Baptists aren't taking it lightly, that we tell them screw you" - original parody of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

kameronscott
kameronscott

I fail to see how Rosie's is a bar? It's a restaurant with a bar.

kameronscott
kameronscott

I fail to see how Rosie's is a bar? It's a restaurant with a bar.

Charles Greiner
Charles Greiner

The home owners have every right to select their colors.

Sedna Fornalski
Sedna Fornalski

Action Jackson at it again! Fully support all your causes man... Gotta say... I don't trust most charities... But I trust you and your many positive directions!

Annette Gurley
Annette Gurley

I have nothing at all against Gays ..God loves everyone :)

smdrpepper
smdrpepper

@leybadoris Its nice to hear from the delusional every now and then.  That way we know just where they are and can take steps to avoid them.

I think everyone knows what that rainbow means.  And it has nothing to do with what your mythology is.

dorisdoris
dorisdoris

@Annette Gurley ....yes he does.  Amen and Ashe

dorisdoris
dorisdoris

@smdrpepper @leybadoris

When you are in a state of spiritual willingness, doing or saying what your spirit tells you to do or say, people will not always be happy with you. You, they will think, you are being a royal pain in the behind! You, they will think you are disturbing the status quo.

One Love

dorisdoris
dorisdoris

@smdrpepper @leybadoris Thank you for the venue; keep it coming.

Willingness is a state of mental and emotional receptivity.

The will is the controlling and directive faculty of the mind that determines consciousness and character. 

Willingness is a state of consciousness that allows the mental faculty to be infused with the will of the Divine. 

dorisdoris
dorisdoris

@smdrpepper @leybadoris I am willing

  • make people angry or hurt their feelings
  • take the first step, particularly when you don't see where that step will lead
  • look weird or sound stupid
  • be challenged
  • be wrong
  • do what needs to be done
  • do more than pray
  • march in pursuit of those things that are in your best interest and the best interest of the world around you
  • walk the extra mile
  • fall down, get up, and fall again, knowing that Divine counsel is only a moment of stillness away
  • smdrpepper
    smdrpepper

    @leybadoris @smdrpepper Thank you for going out of your way to be completely obtuse..at no point did anything you say make the slightest bit of sense.

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