Activists troll Westboro Baptist Church with a Gay Pride-Rainbow-House

Schwule Aktivisten haben ein Haus gegenüber der Westboro Baptist Church gekauft, in Regenbogenfarben angemalt und machen daraus ein Gay Rights Center. Großartige Trollerei! Letzte Woche deutete die ehemalige WBC-Anhängerin Lauren Drain erst an, dass Fred Phelbs, Oberhaupt von „Americas Most Hated Family“, selbst homosexuell sein dürfte oder erst durch ein schwules Erlebnis seine extremistisch-homophobes Weltbild entwickelte. Halte ich für einen Mann, der sein ganzes Leben mit „God hates Fags“-Postern durch die Gegend rennt natürlich für äußerst unwahrscheinlich.

"I've been accused in the past of being all over the place, and they're probably right on some level," Jackson told me last night by phone. "Right now we are standing up to bigotry and promoting equality."

So while considering the Westboro Baptist Church, he began dinking around on Google Maps late one night. He pulled up the church, at 3701 SW 12th St. in Topeka, and took a virtual walk around the block. In the front yard of a house across the street, he noticed a For Sale sign.

"It hit me right away," Jackson told me last night by phone. "Huh. That would be interesting to own a house across from the Westboro Baptist Church and turn it into something.' And then, within five seconds: 'And I'll paint it the color of the pride flag.' Perfect."

Gawker: The House Across From Westboro Baptist Is Getting a Rainbow Pride Paint Job Right Now (via Metronaut)
NYMag: The House Across From the Westboro Baptist Church Is Now a Rainbow-Colored Gay-Pride Center
HuffPo: Westboro Equality House: Aaron Jackson Paints Rainbow Home Across From Anti-Gay Church