Anti-gay marriage politician tweets ironic rainbow before Supreme Court news

One of the biggest voices against gay marriage tweeted out a photo of ironic proportions the same day that same-sex unions became legal in 60 percent of the U.S.

On the morning of Oct. 6, Indiana State Senator Mike Delph (R) discovered a rainbow outside his door, and while he didn’t have any life-changing epiphanies, he felt compelled enough to tweet about it.

And for good measure, he posted a photo of it.

Just a few hours later, the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear appeals court rulings that overruled state same-sex marriage bans for Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin gave couples in those states the right to legally marry. Delph’s constituents probably don’t believe Delph, who has a history of going off on Twitter tirades about gay marriage, has changed his mind, but they found the photo of a rainbow, a symbol of gay pride, to be a fantastic case of irony and foreshadowing.

Delph told IndyStar that he was only “pointing out what I believe” with the photo.

“Just because someone claims a religious symbol and gives it some other meaning doesn’t change the original meaning,” he said. “I don’t think people of faith should be intimidated by anyone trying to take away the authority and legitimacy of scripture.”

While he hasn’t responded to any of his Twitter critics, we know he’ll have a lot to say when he does.

H/T IndyStar | Photo via Michael Rael/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

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