Poor Ken Hutcherson. The NOM-endorsed gasbag is out of fuel and starting to recycle the fumes. Frustrated that the majority of Washington state’s Christians are actually fair-minded people with aren’t obsessed with persecuting gays, Hutcherson is casting about for a way to prime the lazy bigot pump. And he thinks a call to “take back the rainbow” from “the homosexual movement” just might get the bigotry flowing freely.
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.
This is where he’ll rend his garments in the movie version. Yawn.
Does it all sound so familiar? We’ve seen Hutcherson trot out this tired meme before. The last time was 2010 when Hutcherson paid to run an anti-gay ad in The Stranger, a Seattle weekly. The ad included the claim that “Oh, by the way, God wants His rainbow back!”
If Hutcherson wants to do an ethnic cleansing of the rainbow, he’s going to have to take on another kind of fairy first, the leprechaun. Not to mention the numerous other pre-Christian prior claims to the rainbow by the Sumerians, Norse, Greeks and Australians, just to name a few.
And then there’s Skittles. Children are debasing God’s Promise by eating little candied blasphemies!
Hutcherson’s rainbow quest 1.0 failed in 2010, but maybe 2012 is the year. He should be careful what he wishes for, however. An astute commenter over at World Net Daily said
You are absolutely free to take the rainbow back any time you like. I would advise that you warn your fellow Christians, however, that if they happen to wear it in the wrong place they might be beaten to death by the sort of people who don’t bother dressing up their opposition to homosexuality in biblical excuses or flowery prose.