posted on Sep, 22 2013 @ 03:10 PM
Sounds like the pastor has some serious repression going on.
But hes right about one thing; gays dont own the symbol of the rainbow. Its horrible how its been hijacked to such an extent in our current society.
It seems it simply cannot be used anymore to represent anything other than being gay, unless you are under 6 and dont know any better.
I dont want to equate it into the hijacking of that "other" symbol that was around for thousands of years before it was recently corrupted by some
group and now is a symbol of the corruption... but the extent and level of hijacking appears quite similar in both cases.
edit on 9/22/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)
The rainbow has only been "hijacked" because most people are
afraid of what homophobics will assume about the rainbow user.
Me, I don't care. I'm hetrosexual and have a rainbow coffee mug that I use, publicly (insert old ATS smiley face),
with impunity. My wife likes rainbow accesories, both my son and daughter do too! (they are both over 6 y/o 23 and 20 respectively) All are hetro none
My father had a rainbow coffee mug just like the one I use and he was not gay either. Why this particular style coffee mug?
It's big, looks cool and is an FTD "pick me up" mug meaning it was a thoughtful gift from someone.
To everyone out there...... Please keep in mind the "rainbow" is a classic 70s icon and belongs to EVERYONE!
Everyone who's not hung up on societal inhibitions and phobias is free to enjoy it! (insert old school ATS thumbs up here)
No matter it be on coffee mug, bumper sticker, beach towel, ice tea glass, ashtray ENJOY!
edit on 22-9-2013 by grubblesnert because: clarification
edit on 22-9-2013 by grubblesnert because: spellin'