Can you get by this?
Rainbow Ick -thys
"Early Christians recognized each other by the sign of the fish.
See in the fish pin a sign of recognition of our lesbian and gay sisters and brothers.
See in the fish pin a sign of recognition of our lesbian and gay sisters and brothers. The pin signals solidarity with all people of faith who promote justice and inclusivity for every person in their faith communities." -Los Angeles Archdiocese MLGC
"In 2006 we celebrated our 20th anniversary of this ministry. The Ministry with Lesbian and Gay Catholics was founded by Cardinal Roger Mahony on February 4, 1986 and is supported throughout the Archdiocese at parish level a an active outreach ministry with gay and lesbian Catholics, their parents, families and friends." -LA MLGC
Significance of the Rainbow
"Because almost every society has considered the rainbow its private preserve, not surprisingly the bow has assumed many guises. The optimism that we associate with the rainbow is hardly universal. For example, the ancient Greeks named the rainbow Iris, and she became the bearer of the gods' often dread messages of war and retribution. Some societies see the rainbow as an ominous serpent arching across the sky, while others imagine it to be a tangible bridge between the gods and humanity. In Judeo-Christian culture...the rainbow is a symbolic bridge to the divine, a sign of God's covenant.
And Now, A Very Special History of the Rainbow Flag
"Use of the rainbow flag by the gay community began in 1978 when it first appeared in the San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Freedom Day Parade. Borrowing symbolism from the hippie movement and black civil rights groups, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag in response to a need for a symbol that could be used year after year. Baker and thirty volunteers hand-stitched and hand-dyed two huge prototype flags for the parade.
The flags had eight stripes, each color representing a component of the community:
1. Hot Pink for Sex 2. Red for Life 3. Orange for Healing 4. Yellow for Sun
5. Green for Nature 6. Turquoise for Art 7. Indigo for Harmony 8. Violet for Spirit." -Rainbow Flag History
In Nazi Germany homosexuals had to wear a pink triangle. If everyone would have worn it, no one would have known who was gay.
So you can take a negative and make it positive - "Queer" once a negative and demeaning term for homosexuals has been taken back by them as a badge of honor; Queer Nation, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Queers without Borders, etc.
There is reverse psychology going on here marketed by homosexual activists, with the Cardinal and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in collusion.
UPDATE: Roman Catholic Blog had the first post yesterday regarding this issue and he provides an index of sorts of the blogs with in-depth background on the issue; Curt Jester, Cafeteria Is Closed, etc. Thanks, as usual, for the leading the way guys!