5 year-old girl ignores Westboro Baptist Church's hateful words, collects hundreds of dollars for peace

A 5 year-old girl took to task setting up a lemonade stand for peace just outside of the Westboro Baptist Church headquarters in Kansas and the result was amazing. Even though Westboro sent representatives tried to stop the event by calling the local police and yelling profanities, among other things, little Jayden was undeterred. The Westboro Hate Coven even resorted to calling a group of soldiers who rode out on their motorcycles to suport the event, “bastards.”

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Members of the community came out in droves to donate to Jayden’s cause.

The Huffington Post reports:

Five-year-old Jayden, the daughter of Jon Sink, founder of the philanthropic arts group FRESHCASSETTE – Creative Compassion, decided to set up a stand selling pink lemonade at The Equality House on Friday afternoon. The Equality House is a rainbow-colored building directly across the street from Westboro’s Topeka compound. The house, which was painted the colors of the pride flag in March, was bought by Aaron Jackson, one of the founders of Planting Peace, a multi-pronged nonprofit set up in 2004 and aimed at spreading goodwill and equality around the globe.

Jayden, who is from Kansas City, decided to set up her stand at the Equality House after her parents explained to her the significance of its construct. After being told that the church across the street had a message of hate, she set a goal of raising money to go towards a message of love and peace.

So she painted a banner for the event reading, “Pink Lemonade for Peace: $1 Suggested Donation.” She put the stand in the grass and waited. But the waiting didn’t take long. Supporters came in by the droves and $1 turned into hundreds of dollars.

Jayden raised $400 during the day on Friday, and collected over $1000 with an online campaign set up through Crowd Rise. Donations ranged from  $10 to $230.

One person donated $26.00 for every person killed six months ago in the Newtown, Conn., massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Well done little one!

Read more at the Huffington Post. 

H/T: FreakOutNation admin and Spy @ComgenKDT. 

 

  • Cosmic_Surfer

    You who are on the road
    Must have a code that you can live by
    And so become yourself
    Because the past is just a good bye.

    Teach your children well,
    Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
    And feed them on your dreams
    The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

    Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
    So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

    And you, of tender years,
    Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
    And so please help them with your youth,
    They seek the truth before they can die.

    [Can you hear and do you care and
    Cant you see we must be free to
    Teach your children what you believe in.
    Make a world that we can live in.]

    Teach your parents well,
    Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
    And feed them on your dreams
    The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

    Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
    So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla

    Wonderful job Jayden. We need many more, just like you.

  • klhayes

    When you are so threatened by a five year old that you have to use profanities, you faith is clearly very weak.

  • Older_Wiser2

    Absolutely wonderful. This little girl will go far and her education is only beginning–on a good note.

  • F M

    Not sure how to contact you – just wanted to make sure you saw this. Worth posting?

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Gotta love this little girl and her positive message.
    Now this is how you respond to hate.

  • Ryou_Bakura

    Yelling profanities at a five year old girl working for peace and understanding – How Christlike.

  • jokr8790

    Yelling profanities at a five year old girl. They should have been arrested.