Today's landmark Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act appears to anticipate even greater changes down the road.
"I wasn't surprised by the content of the decisions," says Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of Southern Baptist Convention, "but what I was surprised by was the far-reaching language in the DOMA decision." The implications of this decision, he argues, will in the fullness of time, apply to all 50 states.
But does this decision have further implications for legal intimidations for dissenters with conscientious objections? Mark Mellinger talks with Russell Moore about these further implications and how Christians should consider this decision.
John Starke is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and lead pastor of All Souls Church in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. You can follow him on Twitter.