…because they didn’t want to look racist. And by “racist” they meant “critical of Muslims”.
The Church is caught between two diseased forms of spirituality: a watery secular spirituality that preserves in distorted and dilute forms certain virtues about “tolerance” and “diversity” out of the Christian tradition, and an inflamed and violent spirituality that preserves a few other distorted and exaggerated virtues out of the Abrahamic tradition. Meanwhile, the Church must soldier on, being what she is and trusting God, not in chariots and horses.
And, of course, we must face the fact that judgment begins with the house of God.
For the time has come for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? And
“If the righteous man is scarcely saved,
where will the impious and sinner appear?” Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator. (1 Pe 4:17–19).