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Eyesore

I hope the rainbow banner at the top of my WordPress reader, writer and dashboard is only a temporary, celebratory thing, otherwise, it might drive me away.

Not because I don’t love my brother.

It’s the aesthetic.  I feel like I’ve entered a kindergarten classroom.

Not that I have anything against kindergarten.

You know how some people have a fear of clowns?  It might be a tiny bit like that.

Rainbows in the sky are beautiful, awe-inspiring, but anywhere else they make me kinda’ nauseous.

Maybe it was Lisa Frank who ruined them for me.

Anyone else bothered by the banner?

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22 thoughts on “Eyesore

  1. gloriad54 says:

    I don’t like the new rainbow banner, either. It’s distracting to the point of annoying. i do not understand the point of it. But I have no voice here, since I’m just a lowly reader, not a blogger.

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  3. I hope you were kidding when you said the banner might drive you away. I would never let something so trivial drive me away from something I enjoy. But, rest easy, I’m sure it’s just a “temporary, celebratory thing” as you call it.

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    • So far it has driven me about 75% away. I’m reading posts directly from e-mail notifications so I can bypass the reader. It may seem trivial to you, but to me it’s like nails on a chalkboard.

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      • Wow, I’m sorry to hear that. I don’t understand it, but I don’t have to. We each have our “things” and I acknowledge that this might not seem trivial to you. For your sake, I hope it gets changed back soon. I would hate to see you abandon something you enjoy so much. Peace.

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  4. Last night I was completing a post about the supreme court decision and I noticed that multicolored statement the ENTIRE time I was writing my post. And yes, like you, it really really really bothered me. Interestingly enough, today I can’t open my site… I can open my reader, but I can’t view my page. Things that make you go hmmmm…

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  5. It is interesting that you bring that up. First I thought… Wtf?(sorry) After that I wondered why I didn’t like it since I love rainbows. But now that you say it I just think that doesn’t fit in there. I wish WP would first fix the problem with lost comments and randomly unfollowing blogs from each other.

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  6. Agreed, the forced rainbow is unnecessarily divisive, just a giant thumb in the eye of those not on board with Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. I actually favor it but feel WP’s decision here was just dumb.

    To be clear, while I don’t have a problem with gays marrying, I most certainly do with the Supreme Court making it federal law. It should have been left to the states.

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    • It felt like a big “In Your Face” to the many bloggers who, like us, think the decision should have been left to the states. It seems WordPress indulged its jubilation at the expense of good business, good taste and good design.

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  7. I’m glad you mentioned it. I’ve been debating with myself all day, decided it will go away soon and just be quiet. But I can’t help wondering: If the decision had gone the other way, changing Constitutional law in America not at all, would WP have put a big Christian emblem across the top of the stats page? Or maybe an American eagle? Or a signed copy of the Declaration of Independence, or maybe the Constitution itself? What we’re celebrating here is an activist court that has decided it can–and does–make laws, not just decide on the constitutionality of laws. What happened yesterday is a very sad reminder of the loss of liberty and the confusion of the three distinct branches of government. SCOTUS stepped WAaaay over its boundaries. And it will continue to do so.

    I do not hate gay people. I am not afraid they’re going to try to destroy my marriage. I am, however concerned that they’re going to continue to push their agenda in ways that will remove the freedom of thousands of churches across this land to stand by their beliefs.

    Julie, perhaps I’ve said soo much. I won’t be offended if you choose not to allow my comment. If you do allow it, I hope those who disagree with me will not descend to vituperation, name-calling, and rotten language.

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    • You have a right to your opinion, Linda, and you didn’t say anything offensive.

      I agree that the decision is more an affront to democracy than it is to Christianity. Blurring the branches and playing fast and loose with the Constitution is dangerous.

      God will have His way in the end. His kindness is meant to lead to repentance so as His ambassadors we will be kind. He expects us to speak the truth, in love, and that is what we ought to do.

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  8. [ Smiles ] It surely looked as though WordPress pissed off a large percentage of the Christian bloggers.

    I am making an educated guess that the rainbow banner is, the temporary thing and that it would be down soon.

    Thankfully, I do not have that problem over at Blogger.

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  9. It doesn’t bother me at all! 🙂 I love it! But I completely understand the desire of those to not want to take part in the celebration of the happiness and elation of others, so yes, you have every right to change your blogging platform. I’m not sure if Blogger or Tumblr (oh, wait, yes Tumblr is celebrating too)… but I’m sure there are places specifically for christian bloggers to voice their opinions with likeminded people who don’t like rainbows.

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    • Hi Ms. Stretchy Pants. Just to make myself clear, my belief that the Supreme Court overstepped its bounds is secondary to my belief that the banner is heinous. I was averting my eyes long before I made the connection to the celebration. It’s just plain hard to look at. If WP wants to celebrate they have every right to do so (even at the risk of offending others) but I wish they would use subtle hues, because there really is something about that color combination that makes me want to hurl.

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