How I now approach Pride Month
I used to complain about it, but now every rainbow-colored meme is a reminder to pray for those who take pride in their LGBTQ lifestyle.
June is here, and with it comes Pride Month. If you are on social media, I'm sure you already noticed what has become the obligatory change of profile pictures of companies and brands that incorporate the rainbow flag in support of LGBTQ persons.
Even the U.S. Marine Corps has joined the celebration.
I think the bullets look pretty.
Then the Brooklyn Nets made sure no one was left out.
I honestly don't know beyond the standard rainbow pride flag and trans flag what most of those flags represent.
It should be no surprise that I am not a fan of Pride Month for a couple of reasons.
First, I look at the concept of pride differently.
The Bible (Proverbs in particular) says a lot about pride, and none of it is good.
Here are a few examples.
"Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall, (Proverbs 16:18, ESV).
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom," (Proverbs 11:2, ESV).
"But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 'God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble,'" (James 4:6, ESV).
"For all that is in the world - the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life - is not from the Father but is from the world," (1 John 2:16, ESV).
"Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor," (Proverbs 18:12, ESV).
"One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor," (Proverbs 29:23, ESV).
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