The Queerest of Myths: The Rainbow was Created by God as a Symbol of ‘Hope’, not the ‘Sin’ of Gay Pride

“‘Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.’ Then God said, ‘I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds.’” — Genesis 9: 9-14


We have done many columns exposing myths used to push a particular agenda. One of the queerest myths is the use of the rainbow by the LGBTQ+ community to symbolize pride and equality.

The truth is that the rainbow was created by God after the great flood and first seen by Noah and his family. The rainbow in the clouds was a symbol of hope that civilization would begin anew in His Image.

Genesis 9: 15-17 read,

“[A]nd I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”

A Professor from Bethlehem College & Seminary named Dieudonné Tamfu wrote in a July 18th, 2015 article titled What Does the Rainbow Mean for Gays?,

What do you think of when you see the rainbow flag?

Most likely, you think of homosexuality or the wider LGBT movement. Gilbert Baker, the man credited with pioneering the celebratory rainbow flag flying over the gay movement, recently lauded his craft, noting that it’s something beautiful. He answers those who think it’s not, saying, “The rainbow’s in the Bible. It’s a covenant between God and all living creatures.” According to Baker, the God of the Bible knows the struggle of gays and lesbians, and that is where he finds hope.

God does indeed know the internal and social battles of gays and lesbians, but the question is, Does he approve of their practice? Would God approve of their use of the rainbow to symbolize this movement?

The Supreme Court’s decision on gay “marriage” has made the rainbow symbol ubiquitous. Those who celebrate so-called same-sex marriage are painting social media with rainbow colors. Even the White House was lit up the with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.

God designed the rainbow to symbolize something far greater and far more glorious than homosexuality, and if those in the homosexual community truly understood and embraced the symbol they are waving in their hands, they would experience true freedom and peace. [Emphasis added]

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God’s hope is that the sinner will repent his sins and embrace the Glory of God in the highest.

As Christians we are taught to hate the sin but love the sinner. It is our duty as Christians to save those who sin against the Father.

Britannica defines the seven deadly sins, also called seven capital sins or seven cardinal sins, in Roman Catholic theology as, (1) vainglory, or pride, (2) greed, or covetousness, (3) lust, or inordinate or illicit sexual desire, (4) envy, (5) gluttony, which is usually understood to include drunkenness, (6) wrath, or anger, and (7) sloth.

Many times we find some and even all of these deadly sins in individuals. The homosexuals are especially prone toward vainglory, lust, envy, and wrath.

It is time for those who promote homosexuality to understand that they are facing the wrath of God the Father.

Revelation 4:1-4:

“Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads.

Revelation 10:1-2

I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, surrounded by a cloud, with a rainbow over his head. His face shone like the sun, and his feet were like pillars of fire. And in his hand was a small scroll that had been opened. He stood with his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.”

Do not wave the rainbow flag unless you understand that it is a symbol of hope to stop your evil behaviors and sinfulness. It is a symbol of salvation. Embrace it or your soul will be damned—for ever.

And thus ends the lesson for today.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.

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