By what diabolical stretch of which wildest imagination could any ecclesiastical mind genuinely possess this sentiment, as related to the NY Times by a megachurch pastor about President Obama's public shift on same-sex marriage:
"Some of the faith communities are going to be afraid that this is an attack against religious liberty."
Is there really no Biblical prohibition against melodramatic leaders of gullible flocks demagoguing the bejesus out of a non-existent issue?
If there isn't, there should be, because the melodramatic have been spooking the gullible with the above sort of counterfeit hype for a couple of thousand years now. Lordy lord, it's all over, this it it, a real eschatological bobbydazzler, because some king wants a divorce or some president pushes some secular Reason.
Said another pastor about his fellow obscurantists:
"They [are] wrestling with their ability to get over [Obama's] theological position."
Nonsense. Obama's "position" is appropriately temporal, not theological, and they know it.
All of which makes me think that on this matter, at least, they've been reading the wrong source; that they should promptly stop and instead go right to the top, to that ultimate authority on the human condition, Bill Shakespeare, who observed: "To thine own self be true."