Equality House, a rainbow-colored house
located across from the Westboro Baptist Church, a Topeka,
Kansas-based group opposed to LGBT rights, was vandalized this week
with anti-gay graffiti.
According to NBC News, the house, which
is run by Planting Peace, Aaron Jackson's charity, was spray-painted
with anti-gay slurs on Sunday. A few days later, seven bullet holes
Jackson said that he heard loud noises
coming from outside the house early Sunday morning and called the
“The Equality House has been a target
for acts of hate and intolerance that reflect the same experiences
our LGBT family face every day,” Jackson
said. “Planting Peace frequently receives hate mail and even
death threats, but over the past three months we have seen an
increase in physical acts of vandalism and violence. While it may
seem shocking to some, it's a heartbreaking reality.”
Jackson told NBC OUT that the house had
recently received an “open season” warning from someone claiming
to be a member of the KKK.
“In three years of existence, this is
the most activity we've seen, beyond the regular incidents of people
driving by and yelling anti-LGBT slurs,” Jackson said.
Peace sends LGBT Pride flag into stratosphere.)