The first mention of the Rainbow in the Bible is when Noah and all on his Ark spotted a rainbow in the sky after the great flood had ended, and they left the ark to enter dry land. The rainbow God displayed in the sky represented the promise, or covenant, that God would never again destroy the earth by a flood. The Rainbow has a clear Christian dimension so it’s curious how this Christian symbol has been misappropriated by the LGBTQ+ movement to the degree that they are sometimes called “Rainbow people”.
If you are wondering how this misappropriation came about, all you need do is go back to 1978. That was when gay rights activist Gilbert Baker came up with the idea of using a rainbow to represent Gay people. Since then, it has evolved through various iterations and seems likely to keep doing so. It now includes the trans movement and curiously black and brown people.
It goes without saying that in a civilised world no one should be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation. In 2023, that includes heterosexual people. That’s quite a thing to say but that’s the truth of the matter given the growing power of the Rainbow Mafia. Pride has become a season, not an event. It increasingly looks like a political and cultural power grab, not just a celebration. And that’s where the problems begin because people are increasingly antagonised by some of the demands and behaviour of activists with this movement.
The Rainbow Coalition has made inroads into politics, the judiciary, the media and even the Church. In the UK, gay “charity” Stonewall has considerable influence over Government policy. Some will argue that this is understandable if we are to address historical persecution and grievances but it’s my view that it has gone way too far and one bit of evidence to support my contention is seeing an incredible response to one of my most recent social media posts.
A few days ago, I posted this on X (Twitter)
As you can see, it is a purely neutral question seeking people to provide their opinions but it has had 1.5millon views (impressions) and I was taken aback by what people said. The reaction to the destruction of those Rainbow painted steps for whatever reason was overwhelmingly approving and it seems significant numbers of people around the world feel that the LGBTQ agenda is being pushed too aggressively. In particular regards, the Trans element in the Rainbow Coalition seems to generate a lot of hostility in not just the heterosexual also amongst gay people. Why might this be the case?
Well, wanting respect is one thing but being respectful is another. Some Pride Parades have seen egregious displays of sexuality by trans individuals which many find problematical. Events like “Drag Queen Story Hour” have a predatory tone to some of them and then we also see inappropriate literature being pushed into Primary Schools. I think all of this produces a cocktail of antagonism amongst the heterosexual community which is not conducive to harmony. I also think that some gay people find the public displays of sexuality from the LGBTQ+ community embarrassing. They just want to live their lives in peace and they don’t need to broadcast their sexual status. In that regard, they mirror many within the heterosexual community.
It’s been interesting to watch how anyone that dares to offer up criticism of the Trans movement gets demonised. Renowned Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan are examples of those who support the LGB but who have problems with the T – and in particular the novel idea that “transwomen are women”! The gender war is very much to the fore these days and it seems there is some sort of societal and cultural push back to the trans being even part of the LGB movement.
One of the curious features of the Rainbow Coalition is that is dominant in the Western world, much more muted in the East, and almost entirely missing in the Arab world. Why is this? Is it linked to the collapse of Christian values across the West and a rejection of Biblical stories such as the Great Flood, from which the Rainbow hailed? Islam seems entirely hostile to the LGBTQ+ agenda and it’s interesting how this is not really talked about in our polite society. Why? Can’t we understand that Islam isn’t interested in compromising in its holy teaching whereas the West has rejected many if not all of ours?
I suppose like many other heterosexual people, I am content to adopt ‘a live and live’ attitude to the Rainbow people, but only up to a point. When we see the Trans movement hijack that movement and use its power to try and indoctrinate children then that is where the line has to be draw.
Think about why God put a Rainbow in the sky. He has just flooded the world wiping out the vast majority of humanity. Why did he do this? Well, the Bible says “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” So mankind’s pride came before the Fall.
Is history repeating itself?