LGBTers Freak Out When the Rainbow is Used by Christian Ministry
The rainbow has been used by Jesse Jackson for his “Rainbow Coalition.” But the rainbow’s most perverse misappropriation has been used by the homosexual and transgender crowd.
We see it everywhere. The White House was lit up in rainbow colors after the Supreme Court ruled in the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that homosexual marriage is a right.
The city of Atlanta spent $196,000 painting rainbow-colored crosswalks in celebration of a sex act and confused sexual identity (transgenderism).
Someone has finally decided to take back the rainbow in a big way. Answers in Genesis has lit up its ark with the rainbow and will continue to do so. Homosexuals are incensed, calling it “cultural appropriation,” as if the rainbow was the invention of those who engage in same-sex relationships.
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“The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY, is now swimming in controversy after making the decision to change the night-time lighting on the Ark to rainbow colors. A tweet by co-founder Ken Ham reads, ‘Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do @ArkEncounter — God owns it — He decreed it’s a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood.’” (Source)
Ham went on to say:
“Sadly, people ignore what God intended the rainbow to represent and proudly wave rainbow-colored flags in defiance of God’s command and design for marriage. Because of this, many Christians shy away from using the rainbow colors. But the rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ movement — and will continue to be after that movement has ended. As Christians, we need to take the rainbow back and teach our young people its true meaning.”
The Left has always been good at masking the destructive elements of their worldview by appropriating words and images. “Gay” for a sex act. “Choice” for killing unborn babies. “Affordable Care Act” that is not affordable and does not deliver care. “Right-wing conservatives” versus “Progressives.”
Homosexuals tried to spin what Answers in Genesis has done, but you can tell that they’re irritated as hell. LGBT folks do not like push back. When someone crosses them, they go on the attack and expect an apology and contrition. I can assure you that they won’t get either from Answers in Genesis.
It’s time for all Christians to speak up and not cower in fear or get theologically mushy when accused of being “intolerant” and “unloving.” Sometimes the truth hurts.
Some time ago, my wife was asked by an international Christian ministry to create a quilted backdrop of a large sweeping rainbow for its presentation booth that was used at various conventions around the country. I happened to be in attendance at one of these events was held in Atlanta. I went over to the booth and told the young lady behind the table that my wife had sewn the large background piece. With a frustrated look on her face, she told me that a woman had just left the booth angrily pointing out that the rainbow is the symbol of the homosexual movement and that Christians should not be using it.
I reminded her that the rainbow was God’s creation and that He had posted it in the heavens as a sign to Noah and future generations that He would never destroy all flesh by a flood (Gen. 9:12-17).
So then, who owns the rainbow? Homosexuals or the people of God? Just because homosexuals have misappropriated something of God’s creation does not mean we cannot continue to use it. In fact, we should work to restore the image to its original redemptive meaning. Instead, many Christians refuse to display the rainbow because it has been hijacked by sodomites.
Should we stop using wood because some people seek out for themselves “a skillful craftsman to prepare an idol that will not totter” (Isa. 40:20)? Are all trees pagan because pagans have used trees to create idols? Of course not. The Bible tells us, even in a post-fall world “everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude” (1 Tim. 4:4; cf. Gen 1:31).
For millennia idol worshippers have bowed down before heavenly bodies — sun, moon, and stars — calling them their gods. There were people in Isaiah’s day who looked to “astrologers, those who prophesy by the stars, those who predict by the new moons” (Isa. 47:13) for guidance. The people of Israel were warned by God not to lift their “eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven” (Deut. 4:19).
God created the heavenly bodies to “be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years,” and to “be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth” (Gen. 1:14). Even with the misuse of the heavenly bodies, this did not stop God from choosing the sun, moon, and stars to symbolize His chosen nation Israel (Gen. 37:9-11; Rev. 12:1-2). And neither did it stop Him from using a star to announce the birth of Jesus (Matt. 2:2).
Pagans believe there is power in inanimate objects like the sun, moons, and stars, but we know better. Notice how the Bible ridicules those who turn God’s good creation into things they claim should be worshiped (Isa. 44:12-20). God’s people know better. We are not fooled or intimidated; it’s just a piece of wood created by God to be used for our benefit and enjoyment. We can burn it for heat or fashion it into a tool. Should we cut down the trees in our yards because Jesus was crucified on a tree?