The Marriage is only between a Good Christian (and ok, maybe Jewish) Man and a Good Christian (and ok, maybe Jewish) Woman crowd claims that Gays stole the rainbow from God and that by rights it should belong to Jesus (ok, maybe Yahweh, too).
Becky Yeh of right-wing American Family News Network’s OneNewsNow, a product of the American Family Association, writes that Morse says “the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with man.” Morse told ONN: “Proposition 8 was passed by a great grassroots coalition that included people from all across the religious traditions, and also people of every race and color. We are the real rainbow coalition. The gay lobby does not own the rainbow.”
Morse continued: “We can’t simply let that go by. Families put rainbows in their children’s nurseries. Little Christian preschools will have rainbows…Noah’s Ark and all the animals…. Those are great Christian symbols, great Jewish symbols.”
I don’t know how to break this to these folks, but if God didn’t file for a patent or trademark on rainbows He/She/It is [expletive deleted for Finn] out of luck. I mean god didn’t patent genes either and now Monsanto and other corporations own a slew of them.
Of course, the possibility exists that God loves everyone and rainbows are free to be used by any group as a symbol of that love. But I don’t suppose that will fly with the “We hate the sin but love the sinner” crowd.
I wonder what the Dalai Lama thinks about all this?