A billboard has been erected in Cleveland, Ohio, and it’s fabulous. On the billboard which is featured where the Republican National Convention is to take place next week, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are seen kissing. Alongside the image, a caption reads “Love Trumps Hate. End Homophobia.” Cruz will be speaking at the Convention so he’ll see the huge billboard, too.
Here’s Donald and Ted playing kissy-face — not that there’s anything wrong with that.
U.S. Uncut reports:
The billboard was sponsored by LGBT rights group Planting Peace, the same non-profit organization responsible for The Equality House, a rainbow-colored house sitting across the street from Westboro Baptist Church.
Aaron Jackson, who runs the nonprofit group said the sign is created in order to directly respond to the Republican Party and its anti-LGBT agenda. Fun fact: At this moment there are more than 100 pending anti-LGBTQ bills sweeping across 22 states.
“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.’”
“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 regard 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 sponsored political billboards in the past, including one in North Carolina taking House Bill 2 to task, and another one in Mississippi in response to the state’s “religious liberty” legislation. Also, in Kim Davis’ hometown, a billboard went up targeting the bigoted clerk. It read, “Dear Kim Davis, The fact that you cannot sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’ve already redefined marriage.” In the background image, a cow and three goats were featured.
Image via Planting Peace.