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Lively Wants to Take Back the Rainbow

Scott Lively, the absolutely deranged anti-gay bigot who bizarrely thinks gay people were responsible for Adolf Hitler, is mighty upset that the rainbow has become a symbol of LGBT equality. And he wants religious people to take that symbol back because it came from God.

The rainbow belongs to God and was created by Him as a symbol of His authority over creation. Revelation 4:3 describes a rainbow around His throne in heaven. Genesis 9:13-15 declares that He placed the rainbow in the sky as a promise to never again punish the earth by flood. Then in Genesis 19 He gave a preview of the future destruction of the earth by fire – by incinerating Sodom and Gomorrah. Both Peter and Jude remind us that the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was a warning to all generations not to follow the gross sexual immorality of those cities (1 Peter 2:6, Jude 1:7).

I’ve long found this claim about the rainbow amusing, for this reason: If Christians came across a similar claim in any other context, they would laugh out loud at it. If they found out, for instance, that the Native Americans believe that the Great Spirit created the rainbow as a symbol of his pleasure that they live in harmony with the land, they would not be able to stifle their giggles at such a ridiculous claim. And rightly so, that would be utterly absurd. And it is here too, they just don’t recognize it because it’s in the Bible.

And he has a plan to thwart the use of rainbow flags at the Olympics:

Very simply, they plan to protest Russia’s new law criminalizing homosexual propaganda to children by encouraging individual competitors and other highly visible figures, including celebrities, to display the rainbow symbol during the Olympic Games. The media will ensure that each such display is broadcast to the world.

It is a no-win scenario for the Russian government. If the Russians ignore the tactic, the “gays” will declare victory and claim that the Russian government was ashamed to enforce its “hateful” law while under the scrutiny of the world. If the Russians attempt to enforce the law by punishing those who display the rainbow, the media will portray those persons as heroic victims and martyrs, while portraying the Russians as “homophobic” bullies secretly intent on exterminating homosexuals. Either way, the media will segue any rainbow related stories with coverage of violent hate crimes (real or staged) against homosexuals that occur anywhere in Russia during the games (or any time since the passage of the new law). They will imply that these incidents are the result and intent of the new law and the “climate of hate and fear” it has engendered. Worst of all, whichever way this protest campaign goes, the rainbow will be perceived by the world as the exclusive property of the “gay” movement.

However, with a simple judo move, the Russians could catch the “gays” in their own trap and at the same time rescue God’s rainbow from being dragged through the mud.

Imagine the Russian Olympics taking place under a giant rainbow banner declaring that the rainbow belongs to God! And rainbow symbols incorporated in virtually every aspect of the games and the celebrations surrounding them. The scheme to display rainbows as a rebellious act by Hollywood celebrities and left-leaning Olympic contenders would be rendered impotent. The “gay” movement would be thwarted in its attempt to steal for itself what belongs to God and to all of us as His children. And, best of all, the entire world, including the “gays,” would be reminded of the truth of the Bible: that God gave us the rainbow as a reminder not only that He judges sin, but that He forgives and heals those who repent.

What makes that especially funny is that he thinks it would work. Does Lively seriously want Putin and the Russian government to be so closely associated with God? Wait, the answer is yes. Because Lively is every bit as authoritarian as Putin and he thinks God is on his side, too.

Comments

  1. jnorris says

    Jesus told us what was happening in Sodom and Gomorrah in Luke 17:28 “It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building.” Jesus said nothing there about sex. I wonder how Mr Lively knows more about Sodom and Gomorrah than Jesus?

  2. dingojack says

    Um Scott – you want ‘bear’ pin-up boy Vlad the Impaler to say that rainbows belong to god, right?
    Wouldn’t that be tantamount to admitting that god (and your buddy Vlad) endorses LGBT rights?
    I don’t think you’ve thought this through fully.
    Dingo

  3. exdrone says

    The rainbow belongs to God and was created by Him as a symbol of His authority over creation.

    Actually, the rainbow belongs to General Mills and was created by him as a symbol that marshmallow-based cereals are magically delicious. This is the gospel given to us by Lucky, his only begotten son.

  4. hunter says

    By all means, plaster rainbows all over Sochi. Plaster them all over Russia.

    And just how many people do you think are going to say “Oh, that’s a Christian symbol.”?

    Idiot.

  5. says

    If Christians came across a similar claim in any other context, they would laugh out loud at it. If they found out, for instance, that the Native Americans believe that the Great Spirit created the rainbow as a symbol of his pleasure that they live in harmony with the land, they would not be able to stifle their giggles at such a ridiculous claim. And rightly so, that would be utterly absurd. And it is here too, they just don’t recognize it because it’s in the Bible.

    This. Absolutely this.

  6. Crudely Wrott says

    I’m picturing a light shower in the late afternoon of opening day. The athletes are forming up for their entry parade and the techs are engaged in their final tweeking of the cameras and microphones. Just as the broadcast begins the setting sun breaks through the clouds and, lo!

    A glorious double rainbow arcs over the entire Olympic village leaving the crowd, and all the folks watching at home, cheering delightedly at the beautiful symbol, the awesome omen, the great skyborn thumb in the eye of Vlad and evil minions everywhere. Just. Too. Cool.

    (dials phone; “Hello, Two Guys Cloud Seeding? Yeah, can you get your aircraft over Sochi about the beginning of February? You can? Listen, I got a job for you. Big bonus if you make with the rain . . .)

  7. Michael Heath says

    Scott Lively:

    . . . the media will portray those persons as heroic victims and martyrs, while portraying the Russians as “homophobic” bullies secretly intent on exterminating homosexuals.

    There’s nothing secretive about Russia or conservative Christians like Lively seeking the extermination of homosexuals. They know they can’t [currently] initiate pogroms like Hitler, but our respective cultures still enables both populations to promote the idea that homosexuals shouldn’t exist and that whose who are GBLT should remain in the closet, even if it causes GBLTs and their families to suffer.

  8. otrame says

    I think that the most annoying thing about your average Christian is that they either they don’t know, or pretend not to know what their own Word of God says.

    Ezekiel 16:49:

    Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.

  9. John Pieret says

    So now we know that Lively fully understands that “homosexual propaganda to children” actually means any acknowledgement of being gay or any indication of support for gay people. Orwell would have admired Putin and his American friends.

  10. matty1 says

    @14 Orwell would of course have been disgusted, though not surprised by Putin. 1984 was meant as a warning not an instruction manual.

    Incidentally is Vladimir Putin the only world leader to have published shirtless photos of themselves? If the answer is no I do not want to see the evidence.

  11. says

    Scott Lively should start wearing rainbow jewelry everywhere he goes. That’ll teach the international gay conspiracy a lesson! (Might teach Lively a few lessons, too.)

  12. felidae says

    We know what they allegedly did in Sodom, but what did those poor bastards do in Gomorrah do to get the big hurt rained down upon them.

  13. ospalh says

    Are Real True Christians™ even allowed to watch the Olympics? Isn’t that idolatry? When i hear “God” and “Olympics” together, i don’t think of the Christian god, but of Zeus.

  14. says

    Hmmm. I see your ‘Rightwing Christians claim ownership of the rainbow symbol’ plan, and I’ll raise you my ‘The gay rights movement claims ownership of the Cross’ counterploy.

  15. beardymcviking says

    @David Hart #23

    I don’t know that the gay rights movement could claim the cross – I think the fetish community would get there first?

  16. imthegenieicandoanything says

    “Scott Lively, the absolutely deranged anti-gay bigot who bizarrely thinks gay people were responsible for Adolf Hitler, is mighty upset…”

    To paraphrase Frodo describing Sauron, “When is he NOT ‘upset’ about anyone and everyone who isn’t himself or flattering him?”

    That’s what being a “conservative” and a “Christian” now mean.

  17. says

    For some reason the slogan “take back the rainbow” is amusing me no end – gays aside. Can we take back the wind next? Or think big: let’s take back Superstorm Sandy!

  18. Stevarious, Public Health Problem says

    Yeah, it was so much better back when the rainbow was god’s way of saying “Sorry about the genocide! Won’t do it again! Well, with water anyway! No promises on genocide by sword or fire! Just water I won’t kill all life on earth with again!”

  19. Suido says

    Lively is obviously wrong. Rainbows are the visual-spectrum manifestation of Bifrost, the bridge between Midgard and Asgard.

  20. Synfandel says

    @15 matty1 wrote:

    Incidentally is Vladimir Putin the only world leader to have published shirtless photos of themselves?

    Benito Mussolini was fond of being seen in newspapers and newsreels riding shirtless and pitching in with the hay bailing shirtless in a flamboyant display of manliness. Vladimir Putin apparently uses the same publicity agent.

  21. matty1 says

    @34

    Benito Mussolini was fond of being seen in newspapers and newsreels riding shirtless and pitching in with the hay bailing shirtless in a flamboyant display of manliness. Vladimir Putin apparently uses the same publicity agent.

    Now I come to think of it you never see those two together…

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