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Westboro Baptist Church gets new neighbor

Real estate is all about location, and it's location that inspired Aaron Jackson of the organization Planting Peace to spend $80,000 on a house he'd never...

Meet the guy who painted his house in LGBT pride colors

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When Topeka, Kansas resident Aaron Jackson paid $80,000 for a house next to the Westboro Baptist Church, it wasn’t because he was thinking of becoming a member. Instead, the man behind the non profit Planting Peace wanted to send the famously homophobic ministry a message they’d never forget. To that end, he painted his new residence in gay pride colors and dubbed it “Equality House.”

“The Westboro Baptist Church is the poster child of being anti-gay, so we figured no better place to go and no better place to start changing that message,” Jackson said on Thursday night’s The Ed Show.

Watch host Michael Eric Dyson interview Jackson on The Ed Show above.

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Meet the guy who painted his house in LGBT pride colors

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