Founder of Noah's Ark Theme Park: Take Back the Rainbow! Nov 10, 2019 22:14:12 GMT -5
Post by PurplePuppy on Nov 10, 2019 22:14:12 GMT -5
LGBT community not amused after founder of Noah’s Ark Biblical theme park says that ‘Christians need to take back the rainbow’
Ken Ham runs the Answers in Genesis ministry in Petersburg, Kentucky.
Ham says rainbow was originally meant to symbolize God’s covenant with Noah.
He says rainbow used by gay rights movement in ‘defiance of God’s command’.
500-foot long Ark cost $100million to build and attracts thousands every week.
Ham’s call to ‘take back the rainbow’ was met with sarcasm by LGBT members.
By Ariel Zilber
LGBT Twitter users offered tongue-in-cheek praise to an evangelical minister from Kentucky on Thursday who is urging followers to ‘take back the rainbow’ from the gay pride movement since he claims it was originally meant to symbolize Noah’s Ark.
Ken Ham, the Australian-born evangelist who heads the Answers in Genesis ministry which is based in Petersburg, Kentucky, says that the biblical purpose of the rainbow was to symbolize a divine covenant with Noah.
‘Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do @arkencounter,’ Ham tweeted on Thursday.
‘God owns it. He decreed it’s a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood.’
The Ark Encounter, which is billed as a biblical theme park, is a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark, according to Ham.
The 500-foot-long structure which first opened last July cost $100million to build.
Ham has been trying to co-opt the rainbow from the LGBT pride movement.
‘After the Flood, God made a covenant with Noah, his family, their descendants, and the living creatures on the Ark,’ Ham wrote on the Answers in Genesis website.
‘The sign of this covenant was the rainbow.’
‘Even today the rainbow represents the “everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth”.’
Now Ham is calling on his parishioners to ‘take the rainbow back.’
This has ostensibly led to some amused reactions on Twitter.
‘I didn’t realize Noah was so progressive!’ tweeted Rylan Raymond.
‘Look at this gay boat,’ tweeted another user while attaching a photo of Ham’s attraction.
‘I approve of the Ark museum flying the rainbow in solidarity with gays and lesbians,’ tweeted another Twitter user.
‘Who knew they were so liberal.’
The reactions are sarcastic given that Ham has long been an advocate of ‘taking back the rainbow.’