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Relentless Taste

Julie Baker has some very creative yard decorations, including a set of rainbow solar lights she hung outside her Baltimore, Md., home that spell out the words “Love” and “Ohana” (after the Hawaiian word for family). At least one neighbor, however, is not impressed, according to the note Baker published on her Facebook page. “Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” the note complains. “Myself and Others in the neighborhood ask that you Tone it Down. This is a Christian area and there are Children. Keep it up and I will be forced to call the police on You! Your kind need to have Respect for GOD.” It’s signed, “A Concerned Home Owner.” In response, Baker started a GoFundMe campaign to add more decorations. “Needless to say,” Baker wrote on the campaign page, “I need more rainbows.” In fact, she says, she needs “Many, many more rainbows” to “make my home even more relentlessly gay.” She set a fundraising goal of $5,000, but in less than a week, donors pledged over $43,000, and Baker shut down the campaign. (MS/Baltimore Sun) ...Dear Noah: Your new post-flood decoration is Relentlessly Gay!
Original Publication Date: 28 June 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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