Creationist Theme Park Tries To "Reclaim" The Rainbow From Gay People

“Sadly, people ignore what God intended the rainbow to represent."

Creation Museum founder Ken Ham has set up a rainbow-colored light display around his massive Ark Encounter exhibit, not to spread inclusive Holiday cheer, but to reclaim the rainbow for Christians.

According to Ham, the rainbow has always been a symbol of Christianity and lighting up his life-size Ark with its bright colors is all about "taking back" the rainbow from the LGBT community.

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“In recent times the rainbow (albeit with some different colors) has come to represent something far different,” Ham explained in a recent blog post. “To many people it means freedom, love, pride, a new era, and, specifically, the LGBTQ movement.”

He goes on to say that the symbol is meant to stand as a "poignant reminder that God keeps His promises," specifically the one where he said he wouldn't ever flood the world again. For Ham, reclaiming the rainbow isn't just a political statement—it's an act of duty.

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WILLIAMSTOWN, KY - JULY 5: Answers in Genesis CEO and founder Ken Ham speaks at a ribbon cutting at Ark Encounter July 5, 2016 in Williamstown, Kentucky. Ark Encounter is a theme park centered around a 510 foot long reproduction of Noah's Ark. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

“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,” he writes.

“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.”

Ken Ham last made headlines when beloved scientist Bill Nye destroyed him in a debate about creationism, evolution and the age of the Earth. Clearly the public embarrassment wasn't enough for him to can his bogus beliefs, though hopefully moving forward he'll keep them confined to his Kentucky home.

h/t: Raw Story

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