How often have you been to a church where certain things are preached against from the pulpit yet when thier own members do exactly that. They turn a blind eye to it? Then when someone speaks truth and points out the hypocrisy of the leadership of the church. The leadership then goes to old reliable and say you aren't suppose to correct your fellow christian...that it is unchristian to do so. If that doesn't work they are then attacked viciously by said leadership and basically kicked or forced out of the church. Is this part of the problems within the US? Is social agendas slowly creeping into the church? Perhaps the leadership is more worried about the appearance of the church within thier community. Perhaps the community may start doubting the leadership of the church. Or maybe the leadership doesn't want to be a shepherd to the flock because it is socially unacceptable to take certain stances on issues today. However if you silence truth...you are not serving God are you? And if you aren't serving God...then who is left to be serving?