Ken Hutcherson: Anti-Gay Activists Must 'Take Back the Rainbow'
Jennifer Roback Morse of the National Organization for Marriage isn‚Äôt the only anti-gay activist seeking to take the symbol of the rainbow ‚Äúback‚ÄĚ from the ‚Äúgay lobby,‚ÄĚ as Washington state pastor and NOM-allyKenneth Hutcherson, who is working to overturn the state‚Äôs marriage equality law, writes today inWorldNetDaily that it is time to ‚Äútake back the rainbow for God‚ÄĚ and let ‚Äúthe homosexual community find a different religious symbol to commandeer.‚ÄĚ
How did we get here? Just when was this symbol liquidated of its meaning? When was the sign pointing to God‚Äôs promise intentionally co-opted to point to a certain lifestyle choice? Let‚Äôs 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‚Äôs burning; Nero‚Äôs fiddling; and Christians are taking a well-deserved nap.
Yes, let‚Äôs 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‚Äôt 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‚Äôt going away and has no demilitarized zones. The rainbow is a symbol, but it‚Äôs meaning points to the very character of God. So Christians ‚Ä¶use this God-given symbol for His glory. Using it won‚Äôt make you a homosexual. It won‚Äôt make you a New Ager. It won‚Äôt 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.