Social activists paint rainbow-colored house to protest church's anti-gay beliefs

TOPEKA - Social activists in Kansas are using paint to protest a church known for being openly opposed to homosexuality.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church have made national headlines for protesting military and gay funerals with inflammatory signs.

In protest of the church's beliefs, Planting Peace bought a home that was for sale across the street from the church. Group members painted the house in "gay pride" rainbow colors and launched an anti-bullying campaign.

"The important thing is to speak out. If it's in support of someone who's different, it's about embracing diversity. If someone is being bullied or something, do something. Don't just stand by," Planting Peace Director Davis Hammet said.

Planting Peace said they'll allow guest speakers to stay in the rainbow-colored house during visits.

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