Christianity Today: The Facebook Rainbows Are Assaulting Us


This is the actual headline. #NotTheOnion. Image: Friendly Atheist
A writer for Christianity Today, a publication that believes committed gay and lesbian couples are “destructive to society,” is now trying to figure out how to deal with the assault to his faith on Facebook.


By Hemant Mehta|Friendly Atheist

Because it’s totally Christian Persecution when someone’s profile picture has rainbow colors.

That’s really shows you the nature of this fight, doesn’t it? Our side is trying to obtain civil rights for LGBT people and fix anti-discrimination laws… and their side can’t handle rainbows or cake.

At least the headline doesn’t match Dr. O. Alan Noble‘s rhetoric in the article. He tells readers not to respond with some anti-gay image of their own, which is good — you don’t react to someone else celebrating civil rights by reminding them how you would happily end their marriage in an instant if you had that power.

But he completely downplays the evangelical church’s role in getting to this point:

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