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This is war! Now put down your sword and pick up your ear trumpet.

February 27th, 2017 | 7 min read

By Matthew Loftus

I very much appreciate what Alan Jacobs and Rod Dreher have said in response to last week’s post, which draws out an issue that I didn’t really address head-on. Alan puts it this way, in the context of disagreement between orthodox Christians and everyone else about what is “good” for LGBT people: “Isn’t rather significant conflict inevitable here?” Rod goes even further: “When [progressives] convince themselves that dissent from their position is not only illegitimate, but a prima facie expression of hatred, finding common ground is impossible.”

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Matthew Loftus

Matthew Loftus teaches and practices Family Medicine in Baltimore and East Africa. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, Comment, & First Things and he is a regular contributor for Christ and Pop Culture. You can learn more about his work and writing at