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A 5 year-old girl’s lemonade stand can sometimes be more than just a place to get a cold drink. This weekend, Jayden Sink sold “pink lemonade for peace” at the Equality House in Topeka, Kansas, directly across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church’s compound. Supporters flocked to the stand, while Westboro members attempted to shut the operation down.

As relayed by Sinks’ father, Jon, Jayden asked about the Equality House, which is painted in bright rainbow colors. After Jon explained the meaning behind both the Equality House and the Westboro compound, young Jayden was inspired to raise money towards a message of love and peace in opposition to the Westboro church, which is generally considered to be a hate-group.

  
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Jon Sink told the Huffington Post that, after arranging the event with the Aaron Jackson, the owner of the Equality House, Jayden painted a sign that said “Pink Lemonade for Peace: $1 Suggested Donation.” She put the stand in the grass, and supporters from the neighborhood and eventually all over the city began arriving. A group of soldiers rode to the event on motorcycles to support Jayden, and she ultimately raised $400 by selling lemonade, and another $100 through an online campaign set up by a third party.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church sent representatives out of the compound in an attempt to shut down the event. They called local police and yelled profanities at the customers.

“As we all know, the Westboro Baptist Church puts a lot of hate into the world,” said Jackson in an email he sent to the Huffington Post. “Since we cannot stop them, the next best thing is to smother them with love. That is what 5 year-old Jayden accomplished today! Not only did she quench the thirst of a lot of loving supporters, the money she raised was donated to Planting Peace so she could help Planting Peace promote a more peaceful world.”

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