Consequences attend error. Muddy thinking is dangerous thinking. Christian leadership must he clear-headed in the battle for truth. That, however, is not always the case. Popular church leaders sometimes lose their grip on truth and reason.

Today, as never before, Judeo-Christian civilization is besieged by incomplete, sometimes half-baked philosophies. The only alternative to barbarism is the moral restraint embodied in Western civilization, time-tested truth dating as far back as Mt. Sinai. Well-meaning leaders influenced by flawed reason unwittingly participate in the moral decline when they rewrite the definition of sin. An example of misplaced compassion for sinners is evidenced by the move to declare homosexuality normal, even sacred, when the Bible declares it to be sinful.

Foggy thinking reduces civil discourse to impassioned sloganeering. Buzzwords like "homophobia" replace reasoned argumentation of the issues themselves. Eventually misguided passion becomes propaganda. Propaganda obliterates truth. Propaganda is everywhere today. It is replacing reason—even within the Church.