You may have noticed lately that all over Facebook, (and Twitter and some other social media platforms), people have been using a soft rainbow filter to change their profile pictures. It appears to have been started by this guy:
Apart from noticing it, you may also be wondering why?
While this site aims to bring funny pictures, quotes, cartoons and videos to a sad a broken world, every now and then it is important to highlight how sad and how broken our world actually is. The reason for this phenomenon is not really that funny, nor did it contain any pictures, and many would say that it is not even Christian, so why are we writing about it here at Christian Funny Pictures? Please keep reading and let me explain by answering a few quick questions.
So what is the reason for all the rainbow profile pictures?
The short answer is because the Supreme Court of the United States of America (#SCOTUS) ruled in a 5 to 4 decision that individual states (of America) cannot ban same sex marriage.
Why a rainbow picture?
While rainbows are actually a sign of God’s judgment on the world, as well as a promise, the rainbow flag has been commonly used by the LGBT movement since the 1970s as a symbol of gay pride.
How is it being used on the Internet?
People are using a tool on Facebook (or other places) to filter their profile picture with the rainbow colours. The Facebook tool is called “Celebrate Pride” and is meant to represent support for the Supreme Court decision or the topic in general.
Is our blog always posting about same sex marriage and gay issues?
No. Despite the secular media’s obsession, our site has rarely posted anything about these type of issues. In fact here are the only posts we could find from the several thousand on our site that have anything to do with gay issues:
- A gay person and me
- The Granny, the Gay couple and the Attorney General – The amazing case of Barronelle Stutzman
- The same sex marriage that angered gay activists
- Is there a gay gene?
- Dallas Sportscaster’s so called shocking response to Michael Sam coming out as gay
So what can you do now?
There are three things I can immediately think of:
1. Share this article with others, and/or have a chat with someone about it. Not everyone agrees, so make sure whatever you believe you are respectful, kind, and above all loving.
2. Read some more in-depth articles about it here:
- So called same-sex marriage – Lamenting the new calamity by John Piper
- The Bible and same sex relationships: A review article by Tim Keller
- 6 things to do after the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage by Mark Galli
3. Pray (if you are that way inclined).
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. – 1 Corinthians 10:23
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with the Supreme Court? How should Christians or non-Christians respond to this issue?