Atlanta Follows Seattle’s Lead by Installing Permanent Rainbow “Pride” Crosswalks

Add Atlanta, Georgia, to the list of cities with rainbow crosswalks celebrating LGBT pride.

After 20,000 people had signed a petition in support of making temporary rainbow crosswalks permanent, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced last week that the city would oblige their request.

Atlanta isn’t alone in sporting “pride”-themed crosswalks. Seattle was one of the first cities to install permanent rainbow crosswalks, which were unveiled by Mayor Ed Murray two years ago during Pride Week. It cost the city—whose politicians often complain that they don’t have enough money to provide supposedly essential services to citizens—at least $66,000 to paint the eleven crosswalks.

The crosswalks are intended to showcase the historic role played by the LGBT movement in Seattle. Murray told reporters at the time that the crosswalks show that Seattle is a “tolerant and accepting city.” This is the same “tolerant and accepting” Seattle that has banned minors and their parents from seeking biblically based therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction.

Several other cities across the country also have permanent rainbow crosswalks, and many more temporarily paint their crosswalks multicolored in support of annual Pride festivals.

Supporters say rainbow crosswalks recognize the important contributions of the LGBT community.

Critics believe the crosswalks celebrate alternative lifestyles that many taxpayers don’t support. The homosexual lifestyle has been “associated with negative physical and psychological health effects” and is “harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large,” according to social scientists.

It’s ironic that many of the strongest supporters of rainbow crosswalks oppose nativity scenes and other symbols of faith on public property because they worry government might give the impression it “endorses” those views, yet they don’t bat an eye at cities erecting rainbow crosswalks in praise of the LGBT movement and alternative sexual lifestyles.

Should cities endorse the LGBT movement by using public funds to finance rainbow crosswalks celebrating LGBT pride? Let us know in the comments below.

4 replies
  1. Clark Kent
    Clark Kent says:

    No need for me to go to Seattle (or King County) anymore. I can buy anything cheaper on E-bay and don’t have to pay sales tax (and often get free shipping). Plus I avoid the miserable traffic, don’t have to shell out mega dollars for parking, and avoid the bums who either beg and/or break into vehicles. The chickens have come home to roost for Seattle and King County. P.S. Funny that ‘diversity’ includes everyone EXCEPT Bible believing Christians.

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  2. NANCY
    NANCY says:

    We don’t go to downtown Seattle anymore. . . It’s become a foreign country to us. The values of the voters in Seattle are not ours. Mayor Murray is clearly a narcissist and acts like a fragile little boy who can’t cope if he doesn’t get his way and isn’t placed on a pedestal for his progressive maneuvers. We don’t coddle narcissists in our house nor do we worship at the altar of truth turned upside down. We don’t hand over our hard-earned money to children in rebellion if we can help it. This is all about in-your-face contempt for God and His authority. Submission to the supreme wisdom of our heavenly Father is good and right for our souls. “Somewhere over the rainbow” leads to eternal destruction.

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