About our book, Rainbow Covenant: Torah
and the Seven Universal Laws, and the
First Covenant Foundation
We created this foundation and our book, Rainbow Covenant: Torah and the Seven Universal Laws, with the hope of taking the rainbow back from other groups, like the “Rainbow Coalition” campaign of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer – movement, which use the rainbow as their emblem.
In fact, God singled out the rainbow for His purposes, ages ago:
“[And He said] This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature with you, for perpetual generations: I have set my rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be a token of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
When a distant cousin who probably hadn't bothered to read go beyond the book title called to congratulate us for “having the courage to finally come out of the closet as gay,” we decided that, if the rainbow name was going to cause such confusion, we’d better save trying to get it back for God for another day. And, since the Covenant of the Rainbow is also the Bible’s First Covenant (going all the way back to the first true human beings – Genesis 1:26-30), “First Covenant” seemed fine.
Our aim all along has been to develop and share the wondrous teachings – the great light – of this covenant, whatever you choose to call it, including the remarkable pure light they shine on all of God’s covenants.