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TBTR: Cake Edition

February 7th, 2011

Remember when I wrote back in December that some gay activists were upset that Dr. Jenny Morse of the Ruth Institute decided to wear a rainbow scarf? I suggested that we should take back the rainbow (“TBTR”), and made the point that to many the rainbow symbolizes peace. I also suggested that the disagreements between gay activists and Christians could be more peaceful in 2011.

AmP reader Carolyn decided to take this to heart when choosing what cake she wanted to bake for her birthday this year:

She writes: “What’s more common ground than cake?? We’ll toast to the success of your efforts and that of CatholicVote at my birthday party!”

Thanks, Carolyn! We here at CV hope your birthday party is full of peace and joy.

(We were also wondering how hard it is to send a piece of cake through the mail…)

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  1. Heidi
    February 8th, 2011 at 05:04 | #1

    Ha! There’s no need to “take back the rainbow.” It belongs to everyone. That’s kind of the whole point of diversity. We all get a piece of cake.

  2. February 8th, 2011 at 07:26 | #2

    At 5:00 pm on June 3rd during the Salt Lake City Pride Celebration, there was a double rainbow that stretched across the Salt Lake Valley.

    The link below shows a photograph of Jeff Keys in Salt Lake City during our Prop 8 rally when Judge Walker ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. You will notice the rainbow in the sky behind Jeff.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/06/supreme-double-rainbow-tw_n_673653.html

    Do a Google Search for Rainbow Equality March DC and you will see several pictures that were taken of the Rainbows over Washington DC during the equality rally.

    I don’t think that we’re going to give it up.

  3. John
    February 8th, 2011 at 10:46 | #3

    How very sweet that she made a cake with the gay rainbow! The standard rainbow has seven colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet), while the gay rainbow flag is composed of only six.

  4. Ruth
    February 8th, 2011 at 14:03 | #4

    The rainbow is a reminder that the world will never again be destroyed by a flood.
    The next (and last) time, it will, like Sodom, be destroyed by fire.

  5. February 8th, 2011 at 15:36 | #5

    This blog is kind of boring without Ari… Bring back Ari!

  6. Betsy
    February 8th, 2011 at 15:39 | #6

    He’s probably still kicking around. Come on back, Ari!

  7. Ginny
    February 8th, 2011 at 22:12 | #7

    @John
    Seriously? There’s a “gay” rainbow and a “real” rainbow? I never knew that!

    Actually, my guess would be that indigo was left out as a matter of practicality–too hard to find a dye that really distinguishes it from blue and violet.

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