Look out—they’re coming!

Published January 9, 2024

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There is an episode of The West Wing where Air Force One has a malfunction while trying to land. The press secretary does not want the press on the plane to know of the malfunction, so she creates a diversion. While a fighter plane flies by on one side of the plane to check whether the plane’s landing gear is functioning properly, she directs the gaze of the journalists to the windows on the other side of the plane to distract them with a made-up story about the “Festival of Lights” over West Virginia’s Blue Mountains.

It’s a “look here (so you don’t look over there)” type of scenario.

The problem is that it does not work—the journalists quickly and easily spot the F-16 flying on the other side.

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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.

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