Take Back The Rainbow?


From Dr. J at NOM's Ruth Institute:

More press over Dr. Morse’s scarf statement.

By Alexandra Petri

Even now, in the midst of all the hubbub over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, based in San Diego, wants the rainbow back from the “Rainbow Coalition” of gay rights activists.

“We can’t simply let that go by,” she told OneNewsNow. “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.”

Dr. Morse also noted that she wore a rainbow scarf to the Prop 8 appeal hearings to symbolize that the rainbow belonged to everyone. I’m sure that wasn’t confusing at all.

But I think she has a point: life must be difficult if you’re a proponent of traditional marriage who happens to love rainbows.

“I’m wearing these to express disapproval for your way of life,” you have to scream, whenever parades start moving towards you. “It’s complicated!”

You hang giant rainbow flags outside your window at all times, because the rainbow played a prominent role in the Bible, but then you have to explain to people who show up expecting some sort of parade that not only did you not mean to welcome them, you actively disapprove of their very existence.

You hung a rainbow mobile over your son’s crib for years, and he started to assume that you were a “cool mom” who would be okay with whoever he turned out to be. This was not accurate, and you had to sit him down and have The Talk about how this was not God’s plan.

“Look, I love rainbows,” you say. “I just hate that people see you wearing a rainbow and just assume you’re tolerant. That’s just so presumptuous. I mean, when I see a rainbow in the sky, I certainly don’t think God is in favor of gay marriage.”

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