Linda Harvey, the founder of anti-LGBT Christian group Mission America, recently penned an essay blasting the LGBT community for misusing the rainbow image as its symbol.
“But the sweet rainbow image has been violated, raped by the deluded and fraudulent, and it now serves too often as a garish signpost for slavery to grave homosexual sin,” Harvey says.
“It’s clear God did not intend for the rainbow to represent rebellion, iniquity and division. So how did this precious symbol become the banner, with few objections, for human depravity, lust, defiance and heresy?”
Harvey demands a new flag be used by the LGBT community: “An appropriate rainbow for the “LGBTQ” sin identity front would look very different, featuring colors like brown, puce, mauve, gray and black – lots and lots of black.”
Actually, we think that sounds kind of chic.
“Depressing, uninspiring, empty, leading nowhere. Satan’s banner.”
Harvey made headlines recently when she called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate gay rights groups.
The historically extremely anti-LGBT activist, who endorsed Trump for President, said: “Now here’s something that deserves a special counsel, the outrageous actions of major homosexual groups trying to normalize this behavior throughout all of America.”
In her new essay, Harvey doesn’t just bash the pride rainbow, but pride celebrations, too. She also slams corporations like Target and McDonalds who promote inclusivity by including the rainbow in their brands during pride month.
Rainbow flags are flown in America from some government buildings, at some of our embassies, and these colors on several occasions even lit up our White House (under the former regime, thank God). From shameful pride parades to hats, T-shirts, wristbands and buttons sold at Target or Walmart, sexual deviance is being colorfully and arrogantly proclaimed from America’s rooftops.
Well, I’m offended by the rainbows hung all over Columbus, Ohio, every June for “pride” month, as this beautiful image morphs into a brand identity for perversion. I feel excluded because the depraved have taken the Lord’s glorious sign of hope and corrupted it. Why shouldn’t I sue?
Gyrating, Speedo-wearing sado-masochists on rainbow-decorated “pride” floats? Look out for what’s coming, unless you bow before the King of Kings.
McDonald’s selling French fries in rainbow containers, and Amazon peddling an array of rainbow “pride month” apparel? There will be an accounting, do not doubt this.
Harvey next threatens legal action to reclaim the rainbow: “Yet millions are being misled by this wicked movement, and it’s especially heartbreaking that so many are children and teens. I wonder if perhaps it’s time for believers to claim the rainbow again, by legal means if we could.”
“Its current misuse needs to end. Rainbows should accompany what God would smile on. God is not smiling on homosexual conduct, gender defiance or the corruption of children, and He never will.”
Our favorite part of the essay is when she refers to our community as sexual anarchists: “The rainbow’s current use by sexual anarchists turns hope into a license for sin. Rainbow-adorned clergy? You are in for some hot eternal times, unless repentance comes along soon.”
We may keep that one.
Harvey’s claims and arguments are extremely homophobic and vile but also just not right. She isn’t able to trademark the rainbow flag just like the LGBT community can’t really trademark it either. A symbol like the rainbow flag is part of the public domain, which allows endless commercial reproduction.
The Rainbow Flag’s creator Gilbert Baker who passed away earlier this year, said: “A true flag is not something you can really design. A true flag is torn from the soul of the people. A flag is something that everyone owns and that’s why they work. The Rainbow Flag is like other flags in that sense, it belongs to the people.”
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