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Ken Hutcherson: Anti-Gay Activists Must 'Take Back the Rainbow'

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Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage isn’t the only anti-gay activist seeking to take the symbol of the rainbow back from the “gay lobby,” as Washington state pastor and NOM-allyKenneth Hutcherson, who is working to overturn the state’s marriage equality law, writes today inWorldNetDaily that it is time to “take back the rainbow for God” and let “the homosexual community find a different religious symbol to commandeer.”

How did we get here? Just when was this symbol liquidated of its meaning? When was the sign pointing to God’s promise intentionally co-opted to point to a certain lifestyle choice? Let’s just say that the homosexual movement has been busy over the last couple of decades and that many of these changes have taken place without so much as a peep from the larger Christian community. Rome’s burning; Nero’s fiddling; and Christians are taking a well-deserved nap.

Yes, let’s take back the rainbow for God. Let the homosexual community find a different religious symbol to commandeer. If they were feeling congenial, perhaps the Muslims would let them borrow their crescent moon. In these desperate economic times, maybe the Wiccans would rent the pentagram to them. I don’t really care. What I want is for the Christian community to wake up, wipe the sleep from their eyes, and realize that they are in a spiritual battle that isn’t going away and has no demilitarized zones. The rainbow is a symbol, but it’s meaning points to the very character of God. So Christians …use this God-given symbol for His glory. Using it won’t make you a homosexual. It won’t make you a New Ager. It won’t make leprechauns real. But it might allow you to get into conversations with people who need to meet the very One Who gave us His promise in the first place.
by on May. 4, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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by Ruby Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM

bringing in a prime example of the take-back-the-rainbow mentality, I've started a thread about a documentary that just released called Seventh-Gay Adventist. There is a trailer there- I personally know one of the couples. Some of you may be interested in it.

by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:19 AM

by on May. 5, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Good point. I was raised Lutheran, and while they in no way condoned homosexuality, it was not a common topic of discussion. The times I do remember it brought up, the conversation went along the love the sinner hate the sin route.

Quoting Raintree:

This is a very wide spread annoyance among some more fundamental denominations. I've heard the 'take back the rainbow' argument off and on since I was 11 or so.

I remember being 11, because that was the year I put a rainbow decal on my bedroom window- and the first time I heard any annoyance about the gays using the rainbow.

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by Emerald Member on May. 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM

 good luck bigot!

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