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5-year-old girl takes on Westboro with lemonade stand

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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:44 AM
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I like hearing stories like this


A 5-year-old girl who set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., on Friday raised more than $10,000 in the name of peace.
Jayden Sink, with more than a little help from her father, Jon, sold "Pink Lemonade for Peace" from her stand outside the Equality House, a rainbow-painted building across the street from the controversial church's headquarters on Friday. According to Jon, his daughter got more than $170 in cash and more than $10,000 in online donations through Crowdrise.
The money went to Planting Peace, a nonprofit that owns the Equality House.
Supporters of the Westboro Baptist Church—which has become infamous for its homophobic protests at soldiers' funerals—reportedly hurled insults at the pair and their customers, including more than a dozen active soldiers from the nearby Fort Riley military base who arrived at the lemonade stand on motorcycles.


This last quote makes me sick, this is one church I'd like to see dismantled:




On Sunday, Westboro Baptist Church tweeted: “*WHO* let nasty f--s get hands on this poor child? #danger."


Thinking of Jayden, her Kool-Aid & “God H8s Fags” racing round the world on @HuffPostGay’s back … We get this image … pic.twitter.com/xVaYLMxSf5

— Westboro Baptist (@WBCSays) June 17, 2013



gotta hope they drink some Jim Jones themselves


news.yahoo.com...




posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:48 AM
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If God could hate....

He would hate Westboro Baptists!



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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I loved this story, too. I have stood up for WBC's freedom of speech many times, even though I disagree vehemently with their message, and now I can stand up for Jayden Sink's freedom of speech as well!




posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:53 AM
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You just wish they could have the good manners to let families bury their dead without a crew of meatheads using obscenities within earshot.
I understand they they have First Amendment rights, but why make almost the entire world so angry that they wish you dead?



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:58 AM
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There is only one reply I can make to this story:

God bless Jayden Sink!

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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I personally wouldn't have let my 5 year old daughter get involved. I doubt the daughter fully understands the situation. But to each its own and glad they were able to raise some money for charity. Hopefully, the charity will put it to good use.


Peace



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
If God could hate....

He would hate Westboro Baptists!


God can hate behaviour and think that these people you cannot have in a civilized harmonious place, so they need to be quarantined. And I have a feeling Jesus would call them goats.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:01 AM
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I loved this story, too. I have stood up for WBC's freedom of speech many times, even though I disagree vehemently with their message, and now I can stand up for Jayden Sink's freedom of speech as well!


I hate them as much as the next guy, but I also kinda love freedom of speech, so while i think they are gutless and tactless, I do understand they have the right to be douches.

but showing up at a funeral? Not ok, not free speech, that's just pure hate, it's evil to the core, and if there is a god, he surely won't be letting them into his garden.

good on the little girl, i couldn't stop smiling when i read about them purchasing that home and painting it up, it's good to see some good come out during times when it's hard to find.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:04 AM
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Strange how this version of the story misses this bit out.


Jayden Sink, five, is the daughter of Jon Sink, who set up charity arts group FRESHCASSETTE.


I'm sure he's more than happy with getting his 15 minutes and name in the paper through whichever way he can.

www.dailymail.co.uk... ml


The five-year-old made a plan to sell lemonade after her parents explained to her why the Equality House is so important.


Yes. Of course she did...

edit on 17-6-2013 by khimbar because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
 

You just wish they could have the good manners to let families bury their dead without a crew of meatheads using obscenities within earshot.
I understand they they have First Amendment rights, but why make almost the entire world so angry that they wish you dead?



So that you can sue the people for making death threats? I thought everybody knew that their plan is to make money and they are out to provoke to get money from people who are hindering their "rights". Or am I wrong that this is a greedy money scheme where they hurt people to earn money in court?

Father must pay Westboro Baptist Church $16,500
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:08 AM
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The wbc are trolls irl. And every time someone pays them any type of attention they win. I wish everyone would just stop feeding them and completely ignore them. I don't know why it is so difficult for everybody to see this.

Every little stunt (lemonade stand), rainbow painted houses, counter-protests all they do is justify to the wbc that they matter. It's the same with any ignorant group, you want to stop the kkk from marching? Completely ignore them like they aren't there. I guarantee the kkk marches and the wbc protests will stop.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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First time I actually saw the church. Nice neighborhood. Those roads would make an nice route for a motor bike run. A loud one. Say during their services.


Good on the family putting it to WBC.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:15 AM
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That's more 'in your face' then I had pictured you being. Good for you.

Maybe someone should get ahold of the 'Rolling Thunder' folks and give them the idea!
Considering how many of them are veterans .. and how the WBC hates the military ...
oh boy could that be fun!!



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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Right Idea-Wrong Execution

Make road blocks headed to funerals-grown ups please.

Place two roach coaches. Lemonade, burritos, salads, coke from a fountain.

"oh, sorry, we are holding a sacred funeral. You must turn around"



Pay the police fine. From the profits.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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Gah, wrong thread. Delete mods.
edit on 17-6-2013 by khimbar because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:34 AM
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Yes. Of course she did...

Yeah, just like the kids who's parents attend the WBC came up with their hatred for gays all on their own



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:44 AM
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When those asshats protested at a funeral here, me and about 700 of my biker buddies from all across the state and some "off-duty" SWAT officer's I know blocked every cross street and escorted the funeral procession. At the cemetery us bikers circled the area around the plot on the access roads and revved out engines to drown them out. They left after about 15 minutes of having their ear drums assaulted by a chorus of thundering pipes. The guy who's funeral it was was a friend of ours who had been killed in Afghanistan. His family said he would have loved that his send off was a chorus of bikes drowning out those morons so his family didn't need to hear their miserable excuse for exercising rights. Screw them. The first amendment doesn't mean you can be a total douche, it's called common sense and a little decency. Even if you're at a private cemetery they use bullhorns so you can hear em from clear across the property.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:46 AM
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Originally posted by phishyblankwaters
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Yes. Of course she did...

Yeah, just like the kids who's parents attend the WBC came up with their hatred for gays all on their own


So we agree, both sets of parents are reprehensible.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid
First time I actually saw the church. Nice neighborhood. Those roads would make an nice route for a motor bike run. A loud one. Say during their services.


Good on the family putting it to WBC.


Right, why isn't there a group of folks trolling these guys on their turf?

They need a noisy campaign brought their way.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:08 PM
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Does the 5 year old fail to understand or is it the adults that have been corrupted and seek to program the children with their corrupt memes?

What if children are morally superior to adults? If we used children as a moral compass would the world be different?...possibly better?

food for thought.



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