Dear US church,
I am writing on behalf of all of the Christians in this nation who are sick of the culture wars. We don’t want any part of them. Stop taking a stand on issues like the Chick-fil-A debacle and start taking a stand for washing the feet of the people who disagree with you. A recent study shows that nearly 60% of the massive amount of young adults who have left the church did so because the church focuses more on trying to make some judgmental theocratic social order than they do on feeding the poor and loving enemies. You are alienating millions by egregiously baptizing political parties, ideologies, and cultural standards while demonizing your opposition regardless of their commitment to Jesus.
I understand why you are acting this way. You feel threatened. You are concerned that the culture of the US is moving rapidly into post-Christendom. Your social influence is floundering. You are scared. While I would argue that this transition is replete with opportunity for the church, you are acting like the world is collapsing. It isn’t. You are taking an entirely defensive posture, lashing out at every cultural shift that moves your way. It isn’t helping. Stop trying to convert a culture and start focusing on bearing crosses. If there are protests at Chick-fil-A restaurants today, don’t prop up your social ideals by buying a chicken sandwich. Instead, demonstrate your faith by bringing the protesters some water. After all, if you count them your enemies then you should be showing them tangible love.