Linda Harvey writes for World Net Daily:
The sweet rainbow image has been violated, raped by the deluded and fraudulent, and it now serves too often as a garish signpost for slavery to grave homosexual sin. It’s clear God did not intend for the rainbow to represent rebellion, iniquity and division. So how did this precious symbol become the banner, with few objections, for human depravity, lust, defiance and heresy?
Rainbow flags are flown in America from some government buildings, at some of our embassies, and these colors on several occasions even lit up our White House (under the former regime, thank God). From shameful pride parades to hats, T-shirts, wristbands and buttons sold at Target or Walmart, sexual deviance is being colorfully and arrogantly proclaimed from America’s rooftops.
We can all agree that some logos and trademarks carry enormous meaning. The mightiest logo of all time is the cross, where Christ shed His blood for the world’s sin and God transformed the tool of torturous execution – what Satan intended for destruction and permanent humiliation –into eternal hope for all who would believe in Jesus.
Can we trademark the rainbow? Of course, it’s probably impossible and perhaps even inappropriate. The rainbow stands as God’s covenant with all mankind – not just those who believe in Him now, because some of these flagrant sinners will repent, which is our constant prayer.
The Supreme Court recently ruled that even highly distasteful names and trademarks constitute protected speech. So maybe the rainbow couldn’t be trademarked by believers, but why wouldn’t offensive speech/symbol protection extend to crosses in public parks? If some spiritually blinded people can’t see the beauty of the cross, but instead fear it, that is indeed their problem.
(Tipped by JMG reader Dean)