To a self-described Christian in the Baltimore area, it’s having colorful candles. Rainbow-colored candles. They’re what moved a “Concerned Home Owner” to complain in this note to the offending neighbor.
Homeowner Julie Baker is responding by going even MORE relentless and to raise money to do that, she started a page on GoFundMe. Her pitch includes this:
Put simply, I am a widow and the mother of four children, my youngest in high school and I WILL NOT Relent to Hatred. Instead, I will battle it with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!!!
Her drive is doing very well.
The story is now on the Baltimore Sun site, BoingBoing, and surely others to come. It’s going viral because we love the feelings of derision and outrage that are evoked by crazy shit like this.
When I stopped snickering I starting wondering if MY yard would qualify. I do have prayer flags – decidedly nonChristian ones – but their colors are clearly too pastel. Wonder where I can get some in a rainbow of primary colors.
Then my second thought is: the gardens of my gay friends and acquaintances are among the BEST I’ve ever seen. So call my yard gay any time. Thank you.
(Photo via Reddit user jill853)
on June 18, 2015 at 1:42 pm, in the category Ministry of Controversy.