Nonetheless, like so many church leaders in the public square who rely on accessibility to mass media and publishing, Lucado must find it tough to kick against the goads of tolerance as mandated by our leftist society. He joins a growing list of church leaders and prominent figures from all Christian traditions - Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox - groveling for mercy and begging forgiveness for being hurtful and mean and hateful by teaching what God has revealed about human nature and human sexuality.
I know it's difficult to put our fingers on just what is happening and why it's happening so quickly. So many individuals we imagined were firm in the orthodox teachings of the historical Faith are caving like dead flies falling off a wall. Why it's happening I can't say. Do they just not believe it anymore? Has doubt eroded their resolve? Are they merely afraid of being marginalized by a brutally intolerant revolution?
I don't know. I just know almost every week I see a story where either a prominent Christian caves, buckles, compromises or outright rejects the Faith and walks away for good. All I can guess is that something went horribly wrong in modern Christianity. And by that, I mean Christianity over the last century or so. I fear we are only beginning to see the smallest tip of the oncoming Great Apostasy iceberg.