Two recent court cases remind us of the power of symbols, both inspirational and commercial.
Take, for instance, the magnificent rainbow. Its celebration overtones convey simple joy, innocence and purity of heart.
But 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.
It’s clear God did not intend for the rainbow to represent rebellion, iniquity and division. So how did this precious symbol become the banner, with few objections, for human depravity, lust, defiance and heresy?
Rainbow flags are flown in America from some government buildings, at some of our embassies, and these colors on several occasions even lit up our White House (under the former regime, thank God). 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.
We can all agree that some logos and trademarks carry enormous meaning. The mightiest logo of all time is the cross, where Christ shed His blood for the world’s sin and God transformed the tool of torturous execution – what Satan intended for destruction and permanent humiliation – into eternal hope for all who would believe in Jesus.
Atheists want crosses removed wherever visible, of course, believing they deserve veto power over what they ironically find offensive – God’s salvation offer to humankind. In Pensacola, a judge just ruled that a prominent public park cross must be removed, because it violates the First Amendment for some.
No, it doesn’t, because Congress is not involved in this local issue, as AFA’s Bryan Fischer astutely pointed out. How long will Americans tolerate juris misprudence by black-robed fascists? U.S. district judge Roger Vinson issued his ruling reluctantly, but still bowed before court precedents that already defy the clear meaning of “Congress shall make no law…”. Carrying forward the judicial sins of the past, Judge Vinson trampled on this inspiring monument to truth and grace.
He had a choice – and made the wrong one.
Well, I’m offended by the rainbows hung all over Columbus, Ohio, every June for “pride” month, as this beautiful image morphs into a brand identity for perversion. I feel excluded because the depraved have taken the Lord’s glorious sign of hope and corrupted it. Why shouldn’t I sue?
As Christians, we have that option, of course, but believers in Jesus Christ don’t always go this route because we are more secure than that, knowing that in this life or the next, every person’s knee will bow before Him and every tongue will confess that He is Lord.
Yet millions are being misled by this wicked movement, and it’s especially heartbreaking that so many are children and teens. I wonder if perhaps it’s time for believers to claim the rainbow again, by legal means if we could.