Equality House Sponsoring 'An Easter Basket for Governor Pence'

This certainly is one way to get the message to Indiana Gov. Mike Pence!

Pence has come under fire this week for signing Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has been deemed anti-gay because it allows business owners to cite religious beliefs as a defense when being sued by a private party.

Now, the Equality House has responded to the controversy, sending several drag queens to deliver a basket of Easter eggs to Pence in a massive statement of "pride." The Equality House is the rainbow-colored building that sits in direct opposition to the Westboro Baptist Church compound in Topeka, Kansas.

For every donation made to Planting Peace, the organization sponsoring the Equality House, organizers will add one "pride" egg to the governor's basket.

"Gov. Pence's actions in signing the Religious Freedom Reformation Act into law are deplorable," Planting Peace President Aaron Jackson told The Huffington Post in a statement. "He is doing something for short-term political gain that could have long-term consequences for the LGBTQ community. Suicides among LGBTQ youth are four times higher than their straight peers, and often occur as a result of bullying and discrimination that makes them feel broken or less than. By signing this act into law, Gov. Pence is essentially saying that's OK, and it absolutely is not."

The Equality House is an initiative spearheaded by the non-profit group Planting Peace that seeks to challenge the radical and homophobic rhetoric of the Westboro Baptist Church and support queer individuals.

In the past, the house, which was originally painted the colors of the rainbow flag in March 2013, has played host to a child's lemonade stand for peace, a gay wedding and a drag show -- all essentially on the anti-gay church's front lawn.

Head here to get involved in the "An Easter Basket for Governor Pence" campaign!



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