When you see a picture of a rainbow on a tee-shirt or a brochure or a website, do you turn away to avoid being offended?
[Cooper] obviously didn't read the full interview in which I was making the point that Gay pride people don't own the rainbow; and, if you go back far enough in the Fist Book of Genesis the rainbow is given to mankind as a sign of His covenant that He will never again destroy the human race, no matter how badly we misbehave. And, by my calculation, that's about twenty-five hundred years prior to the Stone Wall riot where the Gay pride people decided they were going to use the Rainbow Flag. So, you know, if we're gonna' go back, let's not be ridiculous...let's not be completely ridiculous and go back to the source, here! But, what has been surprising to me, Tod, is I'm getting two sets of reactions: On one side is the kind of reaction Anderson Cooper's saying, "Oh, c'mon, this is not a big deal!" But then, on the other side, there are certain Gay Activists who are saying, "You can't take that back. We own it! We've had that since 1963" or whatever they're claiming, ya' know? "And, you can't take it back"; and, besides, if you start putting a rainbow over your kid's crib...you are training them or preparing them to be pro-Gay in some way, ya' know? And if you look at the article that was written by the Incompost[?] that was published on the Washington Post Blog about it, you will see them saying all of these different connections where people use the rainbow for all kinds of things. And, if you really read it and see what they're saying, you will see; I think that the Gay Pride people who adopted this symbol knew perfectly well from the very beginning that they were taking something basically innocent and attaching their own meaning to it, and there by claiming it. Ya' know? And thereby assigning meaning to it that would thereby cover every body so that it's hard for a Christian preschool to put a little rainbow up in their preschool for all the kids with little animals, two-by-two...you know, it's...that's harder now than it was. And, I think they knew from the beginning that that's what they were doing! ...that this is a deeply subversive thing that they did, and they knew it! Right?! And so now, little old me, is raising up her hand and saying, "I'm gonna' call you out on it!" And, now, they're all in a titter over it.