Orthodox Christians Must Now Learn To Live as Exiles in Our Own Country
The American flag flies in the wind in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. Several key opinions are still to be released at the court nears the end of its term at the end of the month. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
No, the sky is not falling — not yet, anyway — but with the Supreme Court ruling constitutionalizing same-sex marriage, the ground under our feet has shifted tectonically.
It is hard to overstate the significance of the Obergefell decision — and the seriousness of the challenges it presents to orthodox Christians and other social conservatives. Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now.
Discerning the meaning of the present moment requires sobriety, precisely because its radicalism requires of conservatives a realistic sense of how weak our position is in post-Christian America.