LGBT rights group put up a billboard of Trump and Cruz in a full lip lock across the street from where the Republican National Convention will be held.
LGBT rights group, “Planting Peace” is the non-profit organization responsible for The Equality House, a rainbow-colored house across the street from Westboro Baptist Church. It was and is a masterpiece, but their latest endeavor may top that.
In response to the GOP’s most anti-LGBT platform in history, the group has rented a billboard across from the location of where the Republican National Convention is set to take place next week in Cleveland, Ohio. The billboard has the image of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz kissing, with a caption reading, “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.”
President of “Planting Peace” Aaron Jackson says the sign was created as a direct challenge to the Republican Party and its anti-LGBT agenda.
“What Donald, Ted and the Republican party either fail to realize, or realize and just don’t seem to care about, is that their words and actions toward our LGBT family―especially LGBT children―have meaning and impact,” Jackson told The Huffington Post. “LGBT children hear these messages telling them they are nothing but second-class citizens and are left feeling broken or ‘less than.’”
According to the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of LGBT conservatives, the platform calls for the reversal of same-sex marriage, forcing transgender people to use particular bathrooms, and endorses the long-debunked “pray the gay away” conversion therapy.
“When children are dying because of negative messages, then it’s time to change the message,” Jackson said. “Planting Peace calls for the immediate change in the Republican party platform with regards to our LGBT family and LGBT rights. Never again shall a negative, hateful message be uttered in the name of ‘religious freedom.’ We are calling for action that brings full, fundamental rights to the LGBT community, and a narrative that empowers LGBT people to live and love freely.”
“Planting Peace” has been behind other high profile billboards calling out anti-LGBT bigotry. In North Carolina in response to anti-LGBT House Bill 2, in Mississippi to combat the state’s “religious liberty” legislation allowing businesses to refuse homosexual customers, and in anti-same sex marriage clerk Kim Davis’ hometown of Morehead, Kentucky.
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