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http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/creationist-ken-ham-puts-colored-lights-on-his-ark-in-bid-to-take-back-rainbows-from-gay-people/#.WFsW0-u7Zt4.facebook Creationist Ken Ham puts colored lights on his ark in bid to ‘take back’ rainbows from gay people BRAD REED 21 DEC 2016 AT 15:01 ET Creationist Ken Ham has set up a colorful light display around his massive Ark Encounter museum this year — but he’s not doing it just to spread Christmas cheer. Via Patheos, it seems that Ham views his light display as a perfect way to thumb his nose at the LGBT community, as he believes such displays are key to “taking back” the rainbow from gay people and reclaiming it as a symbol of Christian faith. “In recent times the rainbow (albeit with some different colors) has come to represent something far different,” Ham explains in his blog Answers in Genesis. “To many people it means freedom, love, pride, a new era, and, specifically, the LGBTQ movement.” This doesn’t sit well with Ham, who maintains that “the rainbow stands as a poignant reminder that God keeps His promises” and hasn’t yet drowned the world for a second time with a massive global flood. Thus, Ham says the rainbow must be re-appropriated as a matter of Christian duty. “Sadly, people ignore what God intended the rainbow to represent and proudly wave rainbow-colored flags in defiance of God’s command and design for marriage,” writes Ham. “Because of this, many Christians shy away from using the rainbow colors. But the rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ movement — and will continue to be after that movement has ended.”
Hector posted a topic in Politics and World EventsChristian couple threaten to divorce in protest against same-sex marriage June 10, 2015 Australian Nick Jensen says that if same-sex marriage is introduced, he and his wife will divorce. Writing in the Canberra CityNews, Mr Jensen says he will continue to live with his wife, Sarah, and their children – and they will still consider themselves married. But they will no longer be legally married. He wrote: “Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God. And marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it. “If our federal parliament votes to change the timeless and organic definition of marriage later on this year, it will have moved against the fundamental and foundational building block of Australian society and, indeed, human culture everywhere. “Indeed, it raises a red flag when a government decides it is not content only having sovereignty over land, taxes and the military — but ‘words’ themselves. “This is why we are willing to divorce. By changing the definition of marriage, ‘marriage’ will, in years to come, have an altogether different sense and purpose.” Mr Jensen works for the American Christian Lobby, who campaign against same-sex marriage. Canberra CityNews has faced a backlash from Facebook fans for publishing Mr Jensen’s article – with many saying the magazine should be “ashamed” to give such few views a platform. One reader said: “What a stupid article, you may as well have written about how two crazy people still believe the world is flat. Geez. Homophobic propaganda.” Editor Ian Meikle told news.com.au: “The article does not reflect the opinion of the paper. It’s an unusual love story, and what would life be if people didn’t have different ways of life.” In the ongoing debate on same-sex marriage in Australia, the first National MP said yesterday he would vote in favour.