Ken Ham founder of Answers in Genesis announced on Facebook that he decided to reclaim “God’s rainbow”—announcing the massive ark exhibit will be permanently bathed in rainbow lights.
The ark, a 500-foot-long construction, is the focus of the biblical theme park built in Williamstown, Kentucky. Hundreds of thousands of people have come to visit the replica of Noah’s ark.
Ham said, “We now have new permanent rainbow lights at the Ark Encounter so all can see that it is God’s rainbow, and He determines its meaning in Genesis 6,” “The rainbow is a reminder God will never again judge the wickedness of man with a global flood—next time the world will be judged by fire.”
Ham added, “The ark is lit permanently at night with a rainbow to remind the world that God owns it and He decreed it’s a sign of His covenant with man after the Flood—Christians need to take back the rainbow as we do at the Ark Encounter.”
Secular Critics condemned the decision—criticizing Ham of stealing the rainbow colors from the LGBT community.
The Orlando Weekly, in a headline, wrote that Chris Hartman, Kentucky Fairness Campaign told USA Today the following:
“This is Ken Ham’s sad attempt to take back the rainbow symbol from the LGBTQ community,” “It makes the ark look incredibly gay.”
Since last year, Ham urged Christians to reclaim the rainbow and teach young people its true meaning saying:
“The rainbow itself wasn’t designed to be a symbol of freedom, love, pride or the LGBTQ movement. God created this beautiful, colorful phenomenon and designated it as a sign of His covenant with Noah and his descendants forever.”
“Sadly, 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. Because of this, many Christians shy away from using the rainbow colors. 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.”