I am profoundly saddened that friend, hero and creator of the rainbow 🌈 flag, Gilbert Baker died today.
‘We are a people, a tribe if you will. And flags are about proclaiming power, so it’s very appropriate. We needed something beautiful, something from us. The rainbow is so perfect because it really fits our diversity in terms of race, gender, ages, all of those things.’ – Gilbert Baker (June 2, 1951 – March 31, 2017)
Bryan Fischer, the rabid far-right activist and evangelical American Family Association radio host, turned up the unintentional self-satire to 11 on Sunday by claiming the LGBTQ movement appropriated the rainbow flag from the Bible.
“Worst example of cultural appropriation ever: LGBTs stole the rainbow from God,” Fischer tweeted. “It’s his. He invented it. Gen. 9:11-17. Give it back.”
The Bible verse in question is from Genesis 9, where God — having destroyed Earth in a massive flood — shone a rainbow down on the Noah’s Ark survivors as a symbol of his promise to not destroy the Earth again. Thrilling stuff. Read more.(4/2/2017 5:30 PM)