Anti-gay pastor Scott Lively has backed the release of a new song condemning the use of the rainbow as a pride symbol.

The song contains the lyrics: “The rainbow belongs to God, untouched by evil desire. Who is the one who dares to doubt God’s warning that next time is fire? Fire! Fire!”

Lively wrote on his blog: “You will be blessed by this amazing song ‘The Rainbow Belongs to God’.

“It was written my friend Johny Noer, a Danish pastor living in the Negev Desert of Israel, and performed by the very talented singer/composer Signe Walsoe.

“Johny was an attendee and guest lecturer at my Bible seminar in England last fall and was inspired by my article/strategy ‘The Rainbow Belongs to God’ which I created to encourage the Russians to reclaim the rainbow as a Christian symbol during the Winter Olympics.

“This beautiful music video is a fruit of our ministry partnership and I encourage you to forward it to your pro-family friends around the world.”

Last month, the Westboro Baptist Church released a homophobic cover of Let It Go.

Lively, who is running for governor of Massachusetts, cheered on anti-gay legislation in Russia, branding Putin an ‘unlikely hero’ for passing it.

It previously emerged that he addressed an anti-gay conference in Uganda just before the country’s homophobic law was first drafted, recently called for homosexuality to be reclassified as a mental illness.