Five-year-old Jayden Sink in Kansas held her very first peace event against the notorious Westboro Baptist Church last week.
The kid is receiving nationwide recognition and appreciation for standing up against the hate group and organizing the event on the lawn of the famous Equality House, an anti-hatemongering, rainbow-wrapped home just across the street from Westboro headquarters in Topeka.
Jayden named the event, ‘Pink Lemonade for Peace’ to raise money for spreading messages of love and peace. She had never imagined that the response would be so overwhelming since she received hundreds of dollars on her first day and separate $9,000 on an alternative online fundraiser.
The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist church is a notorious group known for picketing funerals of soldiers and hate crime victims and anti-gay views. Last year in December, with more than 457,000 people signing on the petition calling on the government of the United States to officially recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, became the most popular of all on the White House website.
When Jayden came to know about the activities of WBC, she came up with the idea of the lemonade stand and chose the most appropriate place to organize the benefit. Though the girl is just five years old, the hate church made sure to respond by calling on the police to shut her stand and when that didn’t work out they shouted obscenities. But people are with Jayden:
Shout out to Jayden Sink's parents for raising a decent person and for standing up to Westboro Baptist Church's hate-mongering.— Charle (@Charlerage) June 17, 2013
Jayden Sink is my new heroette.— MJNeergaard (@MJNeergaard27) June 15, 2013
Jayden’s dad, Jon Sink helped his daughter along the way. You can take a look at more photos from the even here.