5-Year-Old Girl's Lemonade Stand Teaches Hateful Church a Lesson About Love

Jayden SinkThey say location is everything, and it's definitely the beauty of 5-year-old Jayden Sink's lemonade stand. She put out her shingle right across from the headquarters of the hate-mongering Westboro Baptist Church headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and last week she started selling Pink Lemonade for Peace.

Brilliant. According to The Huffington Post, at $1 a glass, she raised hundreds of dollars in just one day, plus more through an online campaign set up through Crowd Rise (currently $10,000 has been donated). And oh boy is Westboro steamed. Apparently they tried to find any way they can to stop her, including calling the police and even yelling profanities at her and her customers. But Jayden stood strong, and the customers kept coming.

Her stand is set up in front of Planting Peace's "Equality House" -- an intentionally placed rainbow-colored building about 20 feet from Westboro. Its mission is to support orphanages and work around the world to help poverty-stricken children. All of Jayden's proceeds will be donated to the organization.

She said when her parents told her about the significance of the building and that the church across the street promoted hate, she wanted to do something to help. So lemonade it was. What incredible initiative from someone so young. Her parents must be so very proud.

I don't normally go around quoting Whitney Houston songs, but she said it well in her song "Greatest Love of All": "Teach them well, and let them lead the way." Jayden has clearly been taught well.

As Davis Hammet, director of Operations at Planting Peace, said:

Jayden represents the natural humanity we are born with. We come into this world compassionate, caring beings and only become hateful if we are taught to be.

Lead on, Jayden.

How cool is this?


Image via Crowd Source

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LostS... LostSoul88

what an awesome little girl and so brave. Glad she had to many supports on her end. Funny the WBC calls the police for trespassing on public property when they don't agree with something yet they spread their hate on private properties. I am glad people are finally standing up and not letting their hate get them down. Maybe soon they will be mute.

Felip... FelipesMom

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this. I am off to make a donation now... :o) Wish I were local so I could buy an actual cup of lemonade and git this little hero an actual hug :o)

Todd Vrancic

Westboro Baptist Church and their ilk are so afraid of what might happen if gays get equal rights that they have to attack that most powerful of messengers:  a five-year-old child!  Why can't they pick on someone their own size?

BeccaLS BeccaLS

This is so sweet.She's a brave little girl, I bet her parents are proud of her and they should be - they're raising a wonderful human being.

Kathleen Porth

What BIG strong people the congrgation of westboro baptist church they are. They can swear at a 5 year old. How proud they must be of themselves.What an insult they are to the human race

Samfan97 Samfan97

How awesome of her! I really wish Westboro would just go away. I am a Christian but they are an abomination to faith. They have been in my community several times in the past few years to protest soldiers' funerals. Bless her efforts for spreading love and peace!

Jen Ziegler

i want to take a road trip just to buy some lemonade 

Sandy Akins Rall

EWWW SNAP!!! You go girl!!! Every parent out here is proud of you!!!

twili... twilightmom6545

You Go Jayden!!!! Stay strong and do what is right! And now I want some lemonade…

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