Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Kentucky-based amusement park wants to take back rainbows from gay people

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By Michael Glassman
Ken Ham Twitter
WILLIAMSTON, Ky---A Christian amusement park in Kentucky is announcing that it will be bathed in a rainbow of light each night. Ark Encounter, which says it’s dedicated to “understand[ing] the reality of the events that are recorded in the book of Genesis, will be lit with rainbow colors each night in an attempt to “take back the rainbow” from gay people, according to the attraction’s founder, Ken Ham. Ark Encounter hosts the “most authentic full-size replica of Noah’s Ark in the world,” according to its website. And it shouldn’t be a surprise that Ham wants to showcase the flag that symbolizes LGBTQ pride — conservatives view the rainbow flag as more offensive than the Confederate one. [More]