In another ominous landmark ruling, Bostock v. Clayton County, the Supreme Court has decided that gender identity and sexual orientation are protected classes under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. A big win for the LGBTQ+ community, the decision means that workers cannot be refused employment, or lose employment, based on sexually perverse behavior. This most recent “legislation from the bench” serves as a great loss for religious liberty, opening up churches, charities, Christian camps, colleges, and other religious organizations to endless lawsuits by gay advocacy groups. Ultimately, those refusing to hire sexual deviants will be forced to go underground in order to avoid legal prosecution. This outrageous miscarriage of justice also speaks to the soon revealing of Antichrist.
Adding insult to injury, the 6-3 majority included one of President Trump’s Supreme Court appointees, Justice Neil Gorsuch, who also authored the majority’s opinion. Christians are apoplectic after working so hard, and praying so diligently, for the election of principled conservatives to appoint justices who will protect religious freedom, only to be undercut by the appointment of stealthy liberals, such as Gorsuch.
The recent ruling also explains why the radical left fought tooth and nail to prevent the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh but said extraordinarily little at the Gorsuch confirmation hearings. As Jesus stated, “If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand” (Mark 3:25). The appointment of Neil Gorsuch now represents a betrayal to the conservative base which put President Trump in office, after he vowed to place “originalist” judges on the bench.
Stunningly, Gorsuch admitted in his 33-page opinion that the 1964 Civil Rights Act had no intent to protect sexual orientation and gender identity but, he argues, “the limits of the drafters’ imagination supply no reason to ignore the law’s demands”. The dissenting justices critiqued Gorsuch, and the rest of the majority, arguing they fly under a “textualist flag” while essentially rewriting law to “better reflect the current values of society”. In their written opinion, they exposed Gorsuch’s tortured argumentation, which sees U.S. law, including the Constitution, as an evolving document, to be reinterpreted according to the twisted and immoral culture of the day.
There is a silver lining to this senseless and ungodly ruling. By allowing this to take place in our time, the Lord is demonstrating to his people that Jesus will arrive very soon to rescue every believer from the coming oppression at the hands of a homosexual Antichrist (cf. Dan. 11:37). The many signs we are now witnessing, including rampant and legally approved sexual perverseness, are suitable conditions being put into place for the prophesied Tribulation. They are indications of the nearness of a time period matching the corruption of the days of Noah and Lot (Luke 17:26 – 30). Humanity’s evils and injustices will be unsurpassed in that age (Matt. 24:21).
The revealing of the sexually depraved “man of lawlessness” cannot take place until the “departure” occurs first, when the Lord “catches up” his people to be with him in the air (2 Thess. 2:1 – 3; cf. John 14:1 – 4). Therefore, we do not despair as this world spirals into anarchy, widespread mental illness, and debauchery. Undoubtedly, Satan already has Antichrist waiting in the wings, ready to execute his tyrannical plan at a moment’s notice. He is currently laying everything in place for that hour. Evil men will “approve of” indecency, and “suppress the truth in unrighteousness”, but they cannot stop what is coming on “the whole world” (Rom. 1:18, 32; Rev. 3:10). Let us only prepare ourselves to meet Jesus and escape that terrible Day we see approaching (Heb. 10:25). – MAH