The rainbow is one of God's miracles, recurring ever so frequently to bring joy after a rainy day brightening men's spirits. Unfortunately, there is a darker side to the rainbow now, a side that rears its ugly head more and more often these days. This dark side, this blemish on the beauty of God's creation, this unholy incarnation is the "Gay Pride" movement.
In seeking to normalize their perversions within our society, these people have selected as a symbol the rainbow, a sign of God's love for humanity. The significance of this love will be discussed in a future post. What is more significant here is that this is not at all what the "rainbow flags" of the queer community are being used to signify.
According the CRW Flags website, the multiple stripes represent diversity (or perhaps deviency is a better word), with each individual stripe representing one aspect of the movement. The six-colored variant has the colors red ("light"), orange ("healing"), yellow ("sun"), green ("calmness"), blue ("art"), and lilac ("the spirit"). This general blending of symbols sounds more like a pagan religion than a "secular" movement.
To add the insult of this injury, the flag is symbolizing the pride that these people take in their perverse sin. In a strange twist of irony, this group has corrupted a symbol of God's love, demeaning it to be only a demand for the "tolerance" of those whom have corrupted the beauty of the act of sexual intercourse into a perverse and meaningless indulgence of their base desires and lusts, and a symbol of their pride in their sin. And that's not the worst part or this defiling of a gift from God.
The rainbow is not only being used to represent a group of people whose lust has caused them to fall into a sin that is abhorred by God. Rather, it is being used to represent these people's pride. Pride, like lust, is one of the seven "deadly sins." However, while lust is only a base sin that strikes more at the physical nature of a person's humanity, pride affects that person at his very core. Pride doesn't stop at leading a person into sin, even continually leading a person into sin (which all of the deadly sins will do). It is far worse than this: it makes a person come to cherish (in a sort of sick way) those sins. The person no longer want to resist or overcome those sins. It is for this reason that pride is perhaps the deadliest of all sins: rather than causing a person to merely turn away from God, it causes that person to reject Him utterly, to block Him from that person's life.
It is this reason, first and foremost, that makes the queer "community's" use of the rainbow so unfortunate. They are not using it as a symbol of hope to represent their struggle against this sin. Rather, they are using it as a symbol of their rejection of God and His forgiveness. It is for this reason, first and foremost, that Christians should fight for the rainbow and all that it truly symbolizes.
If you enjoyed this post, here are some other similar posts which I have written:
The Full Significance of the Rainbow
Meaning at the End of the Rainbow
If You Love the Sinners, Warn Them of the Sin
Descriptions, Not Necessarily Insults
Being Tactful and Being "Nice"
"Judge Not" and Mercy (Thirty Minute Musings)
Warnings and Ignorance (Thirty Minute Musings)
The Christian Society: Justice, Mercy, and Solidarity (Nicene Guys)
Apologetics and Motivation
Tolerance, Charity, and Dignity (Nicene Guys)