And if we look at things honestly, we’ll see that Christian leaders throughout America have not known how to respond to this cultural shift. Some have sought to accommodate themselves to these changes, adjusting their teaching to make their church appear more relevant. In doing so, they have often lost the heart of the gospel, and therefore their reason for existence. Others have seen this new situation as a “culture war,” where it’s “us” against “them.” To win this battle and gain cultural ground, soldiers in this culture war have chosen to use any means necessary to attain victory, even if that means uncritically championing those who are clearly corrupt and unvirtuous. In doing so, they also have compromised their identity as followers of Christ.