You [Moses] shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the Lord your God is giving you…and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. Deuteronomy 16:18
What with the attempted removal of the President from office, the COVID-19 pandemic, and left-wing uprisings in cities across the country, it would have been easy to miss an extremely consequential Supreme Court decision.
The New Yorker Magazine put it this way: “in a 6–3 opinion written by the Trump appointee Neil Gorsuch, the Court ruled that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was the single biggest victory in the history of the L.G.B.T.Q.-rights movement.”
If a left-leaning writer makes this conclusion, Christians better pay attention because it is those who believe in biblical marriage and morality, especially in the workplace, that will be faced with surrender or else.
This weekend on The Christian Worldview, John Bursch, senior counsel and vice president of appellate advocacy for Alliance Defending Freedom, will join us to explain what this means for Christian liberty going forward. John has argued 12 U.S. Supreme Court cases and more than 30 state supreme court cases since 2011.
Short Take: What happened with this Supreme Court decision and why is it significant?
Short Take: Should employers be able to hire/fire based on sexual orientation?
Short Take: Are Christian and LGBTQ rights a zero sum game—if one side wins, the other side loses?
Short Take: How should churches respond to government restrictions on their meetings?