The Atlantic magazine staged an LGBT Summit the other day with the redoubtable Ryan T Anderson as a contributor. The Atlantic — as in general — hews to the liberal line on “equality” in sexual matters, but its representative, Mary Louise Kelley, conducted a respectful interview with Anderson, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, in front of a live audience.

It’s 20 minutes long, including three questions from the audience, but compulsory viewing for anyone who wants to get the conversation with the equality movement in this post-Obergefell era right. Anderson is a top scholar who disarms (reasonable) opponents with his genuine tolerance and makes the issues – even for those outside the USA — crystal clear. 

Note in particular his recent experience of having a hotel in Bermuda cancel a seminar booking at the last minute because he would be speaking against gay marriage, and why he would NOT take the hotel to court over such a thing, even though he has a better case for doing so under anti-discrimination law than the gay couple who sued a 71-year-old florist for declining to bake them a wedding cake.

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet