Today, I was scrolling through my timeline and I came across a post that struck me in a funny way. In typical social media fashion, it was short and to the point with no explanation of any kind. It read: “I refuse to look at a rainbow and think ‘pride’. I look at the rainbow and I think ‘MERCY’. God gave it as a promise and we shouldn’t confuse it with anything else.” Now, there are several things I take issue with as a queer Christian Religion major who fully supports Pride events in any way I can. But it struck me that this is why Christians (and some Jewish People) have an issue with the rainbow being used for Pride. It’s not just because it’s a biblical symbol to them. It’s what they believe the symbol means. Mercy.
Souls are things we need to protect.
To spend so longjust watching you.The way you smile.The way you laugh.The way your eyes shine.It's all so beautiful.
Write me a story,one with pain and glory.
It’s strange to me to look at where I was.