Today is known as “Black Friday” in the U.S., the biggest shopping day of the year, as folks begin their Christmas gift purchases. It’s known as “black” because it is the day of the year when retailers’ accounts finally go into “the black,” meaning that they start to realize an annual profit.
As shoppers scurry about and try to come up with gifts for everyone on their list, they may want to take a lesson from this European politician who recently met with Pope Francis. Gay Star News reported:
“The rainbow could be seen as a representing two main concepts: the gay rights movement and a ‘blessing’ from God.
“So one lesbian politician thought of the perfect gift to give to Pope Francis: a rainbow scarf.
“Austrian Green MP Ulrike Lunacek, the gay Vice President of the European “Parliament, gave the leader of the Catholic Church his early Christmas present yesterday (25 November).
” ‘Today I handed Pope Francis a rainbow scarf for gays, lesbians, and for peace,’ Lunacek proudly said.”
That’s an idea for all those on your “nice” list, and, perhaps, even for some of the “naughty” folks who still don’t accept equality! After all, as the Christmas carol says, this is the season to “don we now our gay apparel” ! :)
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry
Christianity Today, “Lesbian MEP gives Pope rainbow scarf“