Published June 2, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling, which mandated same-sex marriage across the nation, is approaching its seventh anniversary this month, a month that coincides with what our secular ruling class festoons as “Pride Month.” It is 30 days of ostentatious perversion where a self-ascribed “oppressed” minority receives acclamation at every possible level of elite culture. Oh, to be so oppressed!
Last month, comedian Bill Maher delivered a lengthy monologue excoriating the absurdities and overreach of the LGBT movement. This is Bill Maher, mind you, the atheist and progressive iconoclast who views evangelicals as only slightly more evolved than the tadpole. Maher, as any liberal does, celebrates the tolerance and inclusion of our society but now sees how the LGBT movement, particularly the transgender front, is morphing into an absurd spectacle that earlier stages of the gay rights movement would not have predicted. But Christians and social conservatives did predict it because they saw that the unstoppable logic of denying sexual complementarity brings us to today’s destination.
Andrew T. Walker is the managing editor of WORLD Opinions and serves as associate professor of Christian ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a fellow with The Ethics and Public Policy Center. He resides with his family in Louisville, Ky.
EPPC Fellow Andrew T. Walker, Ph.D., researches and writes about the intersection of Christian ethics, public theology, and the moral principles that support civil society and sound government. A sought-after speaker and cultural commentator, Dr. Walker’s academic research interests and areas of expertise include natural law, human dignity, family stability, social conservatism, and church-state studies. The author or editor of more than ten books, he is passionate about helping Christians understand the moral demands of the gospel and their contributions to human flourishing and the common good. His most recent book, out in May 2021 from Brazos Press, is titled Liberty for All: Defending Everyone’s Religious Freedom in a Secular Age.