Linda Harvey, who is the founder of the American right-wing Christian organization Mission America, wrote an op-ed in the Christian website OneNewsNow that was published this Monday. According to her, if you like to fly the Pride flag, you’re committing copyright infringement against the Almighty.
“The rainbow is God’s symbol,” Harvey writes. “He never intended it to be a jarring logo for proud sin, a signpost for child corruption, or the banner for targeting and harassing faithful Christians. When you see it in a ‘pride’ setting, you’re witnessing a flagrant trademark violation.”
According to Harvey, America is “witnessing cultural destruction” at he hands of “rainbow imposters.”
“…yet the original is still the Almighty’s magnificent sky symbol, reminding us of both His mercy and power.”
This isn’t the first time Harvey has lamented the rainbow colors being co-opted by the by the LGBT community. In an op-ed for World Net Daily in 2017, she made a similar argument, saying that the rainbow has been “stolen” by the gays.
“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,” she wrote. “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.”
Harvey’s lamentations of the gays’ alleged theft of the rainbow are probably among the least nutty things she’s said. In an op-ed for the right-wing Christian outlet Barbwire.com last year, she took on the subject of sexually transmitted diseases, arguing that they’re being driven by “progressive, x-rated sex ed classes.” In sum, she argued that oral and anal sex are the “sex practices of homosexuals” that have been passed on to straight people.
In her piece from this Monday, Harvey warned that God is keeping a watchful eye on June Pride celebrations and participants are putting themselves in “eternal trouble,” adding that if Christians see any “proud rainbows,” they should do one of three things:
“1. Remember this is God’s symbol – so you are seeing a flagrant trademark violation. The real rainbow belongs to Jesus and these are fakes. 2. Think about the Christians who have been harassed, fired, stripped of business ownership, called every name in the book, and ridiculed on social media (including teens). 3. Think about the agenda that believes teen girls having double mastectomies of healthy breasts and teen boys being castrated is ‘being who you are’ – and that those who object are hateful bigots. Advocating this mutilation is seriously delusional. We cannot allow them to take America.”
She must be a blast at parties.
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