Ken Ham’s Noah’s Ark Will ‘Take Back the Rainbow’ for God

A Christian ministry has unveiled a permanent light display to "take back the rainbow" from the LGBT movement, which adopted the symbol in 1978. The ministry pointed to the Genesis 9 account of God giving the rainbow as a sign after the flood of Noah.

"The Ark Encounter is lit permanently at night with a rainbow to remind the world that God owns the rainbow & is a sign of His covenant," tweeted Ken Ham, president of the Christian ministry Answers in Genesis (AiG). His ministry launched an "Ark Encounter," a life-size Noah's Ark theme park, in July 2016. Ham's tweet included a picture of the Ark.

"Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do [at] Ark Encounter — God owns it — He decreed it's a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood," Ham added in another tweet.

In late June, Ham posted an article about the rainbow on his blog. He noted that select McDonald's restaurants offered rainbow-striped french fry boxes and Facebook offered a special "pride" reaction in the shape of a rainbow flag. Such signs really celebrated "man's rejection of God and his Word," Ham argued.

The AiG president insisted that Christians are not "against" gay people. "We are not 'against gay people' any more than we're 'against' people who lie or commit adultery," he wrote. "As believers, we are called to love all people, recognizing we're all created in God's image, yet are all sinners in need of forgiveness and grace" (emphasis added).

Ham pointed out that Christians "can be against sinful behavior ... without being angry with the people themselves." Rather, what AiG wants is for people "to recognize that they, like us, are sinners desperately in need of a Savior, and that Savior is Jesus Christ."

The AiG president added that companies like McDonald's and Facebook, "and sadly even our government and public schools, are imposing their religion on the culture." He rightly noted that "if McDonalds offered boxes with crosses on them for Easter or if Facebook had an empty-grave reaction to celebrate Christ's Resurrection, people would be furious, and they would say these companies were imposing Christianity on others."

Ham argued that people don't understand this "because they've been brainwashed to believe LGBTQ is a civil rights issue when in reality it's a morality and religious issue."