Because for all of the myriad problems and scandals and upheaval across the Orthodox world, the one thing they aren't doing is throwing the Gospel itself under the bus. Yes, there are some within the Orthodox Church pushing to apostatize for the modern, post-Christian global Left. As of now at least, most of the leadership makes it crystal clear those doing so speak outside of the bounds of the Church's teachings.
Compare this to a priest who dared suggest suicide isn't always a great assurance for salvation, or Bishop Barron, on a talk interview with Ben Shapiro, letting the world know that it's being a good person following your conscience that bringeth salvation, since it's all about love (All You Need is Love after all).
And what did the priest in our church talk about Sunday? He talked about how God is a loving God and God's love covers all things, and that's why the Church is about love. However, if one rejects God or lives in unrepentant sin, then that love of God becomes an all-consuming fire. Because God is love, but God is also a just God and sin is incompatible with the holiness of God. That second part is almost never spoken about on any side of the Tiber, and hasn't been mentioned in many moons in the parishes I've attended.
Now, as for the priest and the funeral, I'll admit there might have been a better way or time to say what he said. And the Church might have even reprimanded him and pointed that out, and informed the parents of the Church's teaching while understanding the difficult time they were in. But hell no. The priest is thrown under the bus. The Church might as well say, "What's wrong with you! We're not here to proclaim Truth! We're here to make all the people who matter like us!"
It's what the editors at America, The Jesuit Review said about Brett Kavanaugh after all. It matters not whether he is guilty or innocent. It's just that really important people will be upset if he's confirmed, and we'd rather an innocent man have his life destroyed than see that happen!
Likewise, I'll give Fr. Barron a bit of a pass since it isn't easy to actually speak the Truth on another person's talk show when the world is watching, and the Truth has already been declared incompatible with serving in high office in the US. But sadly, it's not just this or that case, or this or that individual.
I think now we are going to see just how in bed with the world much of the Christian leadership has been all these years. As the World becomes more openly aggressive, hostile and antithetical to everything the Gospel ever preached, we'll see just how much of the Gospel we were wrong about, needs modified, compromised or just plain abandoned. Or so will say those who are used to being Christian and Worldly for 6.5 days a week.
Again, going back to what a fellow who works with youth said a few weeks back. When asking why so many young people are just abandoning the Faith, one of youngsters gave the most devastating answer I've ever heard: 'Because we don't think most people in the churches really believe any of it anymore.' As long as we act like the Gospel is something we'd rather not talk about, don't be surprised that a growing number of people aren't interested in learning about it either.