Bryan Fischer, the homophobic radio asshole from Tupelo, Mississippi, is doubling down on his statement that the rainbow belongs to God. According to the American Family Association host, LGBTQ Americans have stolen the rainbow and are guilty of cultural appropriation. If your eyes have not already rolled all the way back in your head, Fischer has now written an entire column to accompany his tweet.
Worst example of cultural appropriation ever: LGBTs stole the rainbow from God. It's his. He invented it. Gen. 9:11-17. Give it back.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) April 2, 2017
So apparently cultural appropriation is a thing now, and it’s supposed to be bad (whatever happened to “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?”). As I ruminated on this phenomenon, it occurred to me that the most egregious example of cultural appropriation, perhaps in history, is the theft of God’s rainbow by the LGBTQ crowd.
What once was universally regarded as a symbol of God’s providential care has become universally regarded as a symbol of sexual debauchery.
If you have any question about how completely homosexual activists have co-opted this symbol, imagine your reaction if you happened to drive past a church displaying a rainbow banner to promote vacation Bible school. You would naturally assume at first glance that it was a homosexuality-affirming church.
God quite directly and pointedly says it is “my” bow. It belongs to him. If somebody else has it and is prostituting it, he stole it from its rightful owner. Sounds like cultural appropriation to me.
Oh, for the love of all that is holy! For the sake of argument, let’s say there is a god. Based on Fischer’s argument, every single thing would be appropriated from God, because he made everything. Right? So, that just does not work. We would not be allowed to wear clothes, because God first made those for Adam and Eve. Jesus turned water into wine, so no more Bordeaux with dinner! Perhaps Fischer would prefer non-Christians never be allowed to use boats, because Noah had one? I really do not think he has thought this all the way through.
Actually, I don’t think he has thought much of anything at all. He is the Christian version of a “shock jock”, who says the most absurd things to try and get attention. Sometimes it works.
Several weeks ago, he posted, “When the Supreme Court said sodomy is normal and not deviant behavior, it opened the door to bestiality. Bestiality is more deviant than sodomy.” I cannot find a biblical basis for this argument, which is pretty typical for most of what Fischer says. According to the Bible, sin is sin. There is no scale that makes one worse than another.
Per the Huffington Post:
Of course, Fischer is no stranger to making outrageous declarations about the LGBTQ community. Last year, the American Family Association’s former director of news analysis likened the one-year anniversary of marriage equality in the U.S. to both the bombing of Pearl Harbor and 9/11.
Fischer is so obsessed with sex, especially homosexual sex, I am just waiting for the announcement that he has been hiding his true feelings. Bless his bigoted heart.