A child combats hate with lemonade, and Westboro Church tries to stop her

June 17, 2013

“Pink Lemonade for Peace”
When 5-year-old Jayden Sink heard about The Equality House in Topeka, Kansas, painted in bright rainbow colors and located just across the street from a church known for preaching hate, she decided it would be a perfect place to set up a lemonade stand to earn money to counter their hate message with a message of goodwill, love, and peace.  The Equality House had been purchased and painted by one of the founders of a nonprofit organization called Planting Peace. So the young girl set up her lemonade stand in its lawn with a sign offering “Pink Lemonade for Peace” and people flocked to the location to donate to the cause. The Westboro Baptist Church people were not happy.  They, who have demonstrated throughout the U.S. for years, holding their hate-filled placards while blocking military funerals and disrupting LGBT efforts toward equality, did not like all the commotion of a little girl’s lemonade stand interfering with their lives. They tried every way to stop it.  The article comes from The Huffington Post.

Westboro Baptist Church Lemonade 

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.