There are so many images and symbols in this chapter it is hard to know where to begin. So I tend to stick with big picture issues instead of those things that are beyond me.
Whoever this woman is, we know she represents a worldwide cult of sexual immorality. She rides the great beast that demands to be worshiped as god, but the beast hates her and will eventually destroy her. So, although she serves the beast’s purposes, she is only a tool to use against the church. All this insane sexual “freedom” will not last.
I saw two news stories within a week, in which a group of Muslims in the UK got LGBT education tossed out of their school. Shortly thereafter, I saw that a UK journalist is being prosecuted for a hate crimes because she would not call a transexual by his preferred gender pronoun. The journalist is a Christian, and one with actual moral convictions. She is going down, but the Muslims aren’t, which does look like all this jack-booted sexual fascism is just weaponized sin to use against the church.