Aaron Jackson probably won’t be getting a welcome-to-the-neighborhood plate of cookies.
He bought a house across the street from the anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church…and painted it the color of the gay pride flag.
“I didn’t know anything about the church or where they were located, but that story kept popping up. And one night I wondered, Where is this church? I got on Google Earth, and I was ‘walking down the road,’ and I did a 360 view. And I saw a ‘For Sale’ sign sitting in the front yard of a house. Right away it hit me, Oh my gosh, I could buy a house in front of the WBC! And immediately I thought: And I’m going to paint that thing the color of the pride flag.”
The church is the most notorious defender of traditional marriage and their interpretation of the Bible. They picket churches, military funerals, sporting events among other things. They have since released a statement as only they can.