Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ark Encounter thrills gay community with rainbow light display

USA TODAY
By Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The (Louisville) Courier-Journal
John Gidding, best known as host of HGTV's Curb Appeal, responded with a flurry of tweets: "That is ABSOLUTE GAYEST BOAT and I 💯💯💯 LOVE IT. #LoveWins" [More
LOUISVILLE---Ken Ham, the man behind the fundamentalist Christian theme park Ark Encounter, made a lot of gay people happy this week when he debuted a new nighttime lighting scheme. The rainbow, long considered a symbol of hope, was adopted by the homosexual community in 1978 when artist and drag queen Gilbert Baker created the Rainbow Flag for use in a San Francisco parade. Ham isn't cool with this and seems to be representing God on a copyright beef. He announced the Ark's new look with a series of four tweets that were greeted with much enthusiasm by both Ham's fans and the gay community. [More]