Kansas rainbow house defaced with anti-gay graffiti and bullet holes
A rainbow house opposite the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas has been riddled with bullet holes and defaced with graffiti.
Activist group Planting Peace opened the rainbow-themed Equality House in Topeka back in 2013, aiming to send a message to their ‘God Hates Fags’ neighbours by placing a beacon of inclusivity just across the road.
However, it was defaced this week with bullet holes and graffiti reading “f*k fags”.
Planting Peace President Arron Jackson, who lives in the House, was in his bedroom in the early hours of Sunday morning when he heard noises outside.
He called the police, who found the anti-gay graffiti.
Pride flags on the house were also torn down, and the house was apparently shot at, with seven bullet holes found.
Jackson said in a statement: “The blatant acts of hate we experience at the Equality House mirror the acts of hate and discrimination our LGBT family experiences every day.
“Planting Peace has seen an increase in hate mail, death threats and physical acts of vandalism and violence over the past three months. According to the FBI, the LGBT community is more likely to experience a hate crime than any other minority group.”
No arrests have been made over the incident.
Rights activists Planting Peace are renowned for their elaborate PR stunts – from launching a Pride flag into space, to erecting giant billboards in the hometown of Kim Davis, to ‘claiming’ Antarctica in the name of LGBT rights.