Weird News

Rainbow Home Across Street from Westboro Baptist Church
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, KS, known for intimidating pro-gays or anti-gay messages, finds a rainbow home as its new neighbor thanks to Aaron Jackson, an activist who bought a house across the street from the church and painted it with rainbow colors.

Jackson, age 31, bought the house six months ago as a way to campaign against Westboro Baptist Church protesters who picket soldiers’ funerals and gay pride parades with an anti-God agenda.

  
What
Where


The project is called “Equality House.” Jackson told the Huffington Post he got intrigued about Westboro Baptist Church after hearing a story on one of its protests in the news:  “I didn’t know anything about the church or where they were located, but that story kept popping up. And one night I wondered, Where is this church? I got on Google Earth, and I was ‘walking down the road,’ and I did a 360 view. And I saw a ‘For Sale’ sign sitting in the front yard of a house. Right away it hit me, Oh my gosh, I could buy a house in front of the WBC! And immediately I thought: And I’m going to paint that thing the color of the pride flag.”

Jackson is a founder of Planting Peace, an international antipoverty, rainforest conservation, and orphanage charity. Jackson told the press he always desired to participate in gay activism, and the home sale presented him with the opportunity to do so. He told the Huffington Post gay rights were real issues even in 2013:  “…But it is a real issue and kids are killing themselves. I’ve wanted to do something, and I knew when I saw that house for sale that it all came together…”

Planting Peace purchased a house across from the church for about $83,000. Jackson has been living in Topeka for a little over a month. The church was established in 1956.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Jackson reported he witnessed church members photographing his house. The house has an industrial flagpole which flies huge flags that oppose a flagpole in front of the Westboro Baptist Church that flies the gay pride flag and the American flag upside-down.

Jackson is moving ahead with steps to fight for equality for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Jackson told the Huffington Post he wants people to see his house as “a message that where there’s hate, there’s also love.” He plans to make people more aware of anti-bullying programs. Volunteers who will manage promoting equality messages will live at the house.





 

RELEVANT JOBS

Attorney-Litigation-Workers' Compensation-Remote

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Attorney-Los Angeles (remote other than Court appearances or necessary depoistions): EPS, a growi...

Apply now

Trial Attorney

USA-CA-Long Beach

MULTIPLE ATTORNEY POSITIONS OPEN - SEEKING ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE. SUBMIT RESUME IN PDF FORMAT TO&...

Apply now

Senior Law Clerk

USA-CA-Los Angeles

C2 ALAKSA Los Angeles, CA   The Law Clerk III shall provide legal research a...

Apply now

Paralegal

USA-GA-Atlanta

Salary $40,000 - $50,000 a year Job Type Full-time Number of hires for this role 1 ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Liability Defense Attorney

USA-FL-Fort Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale office of our client seeks liability defense attorney with 3+ years of insurance defe...

Apply Now

Senior Family Law Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Murrieta

Murrieta office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks senior family law associate attor...

Apply Now

Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks litigation associate attorne...

Apply Now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top