Amusement park owner says the rainbow doesn't symbolize Pride.
Ark Encounter, a theme park in Williamstown Kentucky has lit up their namesake attraction with the colors of the rainbow, but it’s not for gay pride.
The park boasts having the full-size model of Noah’s Ark, and recently they lit it up with the colors of the rainbow, just as many landmarks did around the country in celebration of the supreme Court ruling on marriage equality.
The Creationist amusement park says they want to “Take back the rainbow” because, “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.”
It should be noted that the illumination does not follow the order of colors on the LGBT banners.
Recently the Ark’s owner, Ken Ham, posted a blog entry on the park’s website explaining his position on the symbolism of the rainbow.
“But the rainbow itself wasn’t designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride, or the LGBTQ movement.” he writes. “God created this beautiful, colorful phenomenon and designated it as a sign of His covenant with Noah and his descendants forever. “
He continues to say it’s sad Christians have abandoned the amalgam of colors because of what it represents in the gay community.
"Because of this, many Christians shy away from using the rainbow colors," he writes. "But the rainbow was a symbol of God’s promises before the LGBTQ movement—and will continue to be after that movement has ended. As Christians, we need to take the rainbow back and teach our young people its true meaning."