The Terms of our Surrender

The Anchoress notes the rank hypocrisy of the gay hair stylist who refuses to serve the New Mexico Gov’s hair as penalty for her failure to approve of homosex. How is this different from Christians who don’t want to be forced to participate in things that suggest approval for homosex, she wonders?

Well, it’s no different except for one thing: people who oppose homosex as sinful have lost a power struggle and those who approve of it have won and those who approve of it have no actual interest in justice, but simply in power. And so, as Ross Douthat points out, we are now in the phase of history where we are simply going to have dictated to us the terms of our surrender. Those terms will not be predicated on justice or even logic. They will be predicated on vengeance and punishment and whatever unchecked power can get away with. We are talking about a subculture whose primary feature is narcissism. You can point out illogic all you like, but capricious power has no interest in logic. And Public Enemy No. 1 will be the Catholic Church for these people.

  • Colin Gormley

    One of the trends I’ve noticed is the conversion of racism from prejudice against another race to “something evil white people do”. I see something similar in this. The exact behavior condemned in Christians is ignored or praised.