Skip to comments.5-year-old girl's lemonade stand draws ire of Westboro Baptist Church
Posted on 06/17/2013 3:32:25 PM PDT by matt04
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.
The efforts have clearly irritated Westboro members, Equality House resident Davis Hammet said.
"She was so awesome. She was such a sweetheart," Hammet said. "She was right in front of this hate group. She was unfazed and unafraid, and they are so very vile and rude to people."
Jayden told her father that she wanted to set up a lemonade stand to help a charity. After doing research, they settled on Equality House because of its mission and efforts, not its location across from the Westboro compound, her father said.
"She saw pictures of it and thought it was the most beautiful house in the world," Jon Sink said.
The father and daughter arrived about 11:30 a.m. Friday and set up shop. Jayden set up hand-made signs including one that said, "Pink lemonade for peace. $1 suggested donation."
Hammet said he saw Westboro members pacing up and down the sidewalk and repeatedly making phone calls. He believes they tried to call the police, who declined to shut down the lemonade stand.
"They use every legal power possible to shut down any kind of opposition," he said.
He said they also yelled rude comments at those buying the lemonade.
A group of motorcycle riders from Fort Riley came by and bought lemonade, and also ruffled the feathers of Westboro members, Hammet said. One soldier stepped on Westboro property while taking pictures, prompting at least one person to yell profanities at the soldier, who responded that he fought for his freedoms, Hammet said.
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5 year olds do not set up lemonade stands for political purposes unless the had a solid upbringing watching “Our Gang.”
Child exploitation. What a dad.
Hey, if it gets the pedophilic, homosexual Fred Phelps and his hate clan that undermines Christianity all in a tissy, use those kids.
There are a lot of unbalanced people in the world. And others suffering from the deep grief of losing a child. These people torment innocents as a way of life.
Someday, I fully expect to see an F-250 powerstroke truck blow through that motley crew on the sidewalk at full speed. It seems almost like a “”when” rather than an “if”.
Please let these a-holes fall into pugi stick pits or drop them into a cement mixer with coils of razor wire and ball peen hammers.
Al Gore’s friends not happy....good for this little girl and her dad
I can’t find it now, but somewhere their is a video of Shirley Phelps coming within inches of getting hit by a bus.
I don't think the men (and I mean men only in a biological sense) of that looney bin directly participate in the picketing of funerals any more. IIRC they kept falling down and injuring themselves. Of course they claim they were assaulted but there were never any witnesses. It is only a matter of time before the women of that lot become just as clumbsy.
Well... this is a Chevy and you'll have to use your imagination a bit, but still...
These Westboro folks intend and are meant by the MSM coverage to represent Christianity as a whole.
God hates everything, according to this sick group of people calling themselves a church. Especially noted is their wanton use of profanity - all in the name of God, no less. And this guy (the dad of the little girl) was decent enough to say that he feels sorry for them and he feels their hatred comes from a deep place of pain. I have to say, that almost sounds “liberal” of him. And there I disagree with him. That might be true of some of those people, but the fact of the matter is some people simply choose to be hateful just because that’s what they want - even if they’ve had a good life and a good upbringing, with very supportive/encouraging families. Some people just choose evil. It’s so much easier to be selfish, arrogant, undisciplined, and lazy. It takes way more effort to be kind, forgiving, patient, long-suffering, perseverant, and hard-working. For Westboro Baptist Church, they’ve chosen the lazy way out. And what a mess it has made of their perverted minds. What a really awful day Judgment Day is going to be for these people. When Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, what you did for the least of these my brethren, you did unto me.” - will be words that condemn these people on Judgment Day.
Nothing an 890 JD can’t take care of in 30 mins!
Whatever pisses of WBC is pretty much OK for me.
They make all religious people look like idiots.
More like the KKK just twisted thinking weirdos.
I am stunned a band of radicals haven’t post jammed all the exits while they were inside “worshiping” then firebomb the place like in the revolutionary war movie Patriot.
Their only intent is to goad someone to initiate violence so they can sue and feed their funding stream. There are so many shallow people out there that don’t get this and will choose extreme violence instead.
Google the “Equality House” and you will see the enemy of my enemy is not always my friend. This girl may be riling up WBC crazies with her lemonade stand but she is doing it in support of homosexual advocacy. What 5 year old decides to raise money for homosexual advocacy of her own will.
IMHO this is at best a case of an unknowing pawn thrown in the middle of two groups of degenerates by a father more concerned with politics than his child. If this poor child actually understands some of the things she is advocating, the implications are much more sinister. For example what has happened to this poor girl to cuase her to even think about sexuality, homo or hetero, at 5yo.
“They make all religious people look like idiots.”
That is their real mission.
“For example what has happened to this poor girl to cuase her to even think about sexuality, homo or hetero, at 5yo.”
I don’t think she has a clue about the sexuality of the owners of the house. She said she thought the house was beautiful. What you have here is a 5 year old kid who liked the paint job. And only a 5 year old could. So from a 5 year old’s perspective, she sold lemonade to help the nice people in the pretty house.
I certainly don't support the Westboro fanatics. But I don't buy the father explanation. After they "research" Equality House "mission" this is what he wanted his daughter to support? Give me a break.
Why is this horrible group covered so much?
I am amazed that a grief-stricken family member hasn’t taken a pot shot at them.
Awesome! Westboro Baptist “Church” has now become so irrelevant and so pathetic that they find it necessary and useful to “target” a 5-year old girl!
You know, the material for my Conservative Saturday Night Live show just writes itself. Can you imagine the comedy skit you could make out of this?
Because they can be presented to low-information voters as typical white religious conservatives.
they protested a Hero’s funeral here in Middle Tennessee about 3 years ago. The wonderfully patriotic AMERICANS that make up our Rolling Thunder bike club showed up also.
They asked for permission from the family AND Local LEO to lead the procession to the burial site where about half way the freaks from westboob were picketting.
When the bikers happened upon the freaks the bikers surrounded them 4 deep and all ran their RPM’s up to about 3 grand. Now if you have ever heard a Harley revved up imagine about 30 of them in unison.
Couldn’t hear a single sound (even with the bullhorn) from the interlopers from inbredboro.
Made my whole week.
P.S. All this happened in full view of one of Local Police officers. Westboro wench started complaing. He informed her that Rolling Thunder had a rally/parade permit .... just like she did.
I will always have a warm place in my heart for that bike club and that police officer.
Some towns still allow lemonade stands? Was the IRS, OSHA etc not informed?
Shades of the Blues Bros “I Hate Illinois Nazi’s” scene ?
I agree. The fact the Westboro folks is still consuming oxygen is proof of how incredibly tolerant our nation is.
By rights the God fearing folks and the godless pagans should have teamed up to toss that Westboro bunch into the volcano by now.
WHOA - you're right... That's it. It's one family, right? Do you know if they're funded by Soros or the FBI? Any thoughts on it?
They’re mostly one family, yes. And I suspect they are inbred as well. Most cults don’t don’t like their members marrying outsiders.
I suppose it is possible, but somehow I doubt it. I just wonder how many of them are gay.
I’d like to see how the Westborrow nitwits interpret the order of precedence articulated in Romans 1:25+
It’s pretty clear to me that homosexuals are a secondary symptom of a deeper condition where “because of this, God gave them over”.
Does God hate the frogs he sent as a plague against the idolatrous Egyptians?
>>Why is this horrible group covered so much?
Because they supply the opposition Transhumanist/Postgenderist activists need to prop themselves up with.