When Julie Baker, a widow and mother of four, recently stepped out onto her front porch, she found an anonymous note taped to her door.
“Your yard is becoming Relentlessly Gay!” the note read. “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 was signed, “A Concerned Home Owner.”
The note referred to a set of rainbow-colored solar yard lamps Baker had set up in her garden. For the record, they aren’t illegal, so we’re not sure what this concerned home owner expects police to do about it.
“I need more rainbows,” she writes. “Many, many more rainbows. So I am starting this fundraiser so I can work to make my home even more ‘relentlessly gay.’”
Baker says she wants to combat her neighbor’s homophobia “with whimsy and beauty and laughter and love, wrapped around my home, yard and family!”
“If we go high enough,” she says, “I will see if I can get a rainbow roof! Because my invisible relentlessly gay rainbow dragon should live up there in style!”
She set a fundraising goal of $5,000. So far, she’s raised more than $16,000. That’s gonna buy a shit-ton of rainbows.