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With the advent of the so-called “culture wars” after legalized abortion in 1973 the influence of the church has rapidly diminished, with Biblical values openly attacked by elites and pop culture. As a result, many pastors refuse to address hot button issues related to biblical marriage, sanctity of life, human sexuality, identity, and much more. This result is a truncated gospel — disconnected from unpopular moral issues — except for the “in vogue” concerns like human trafficking, racism, and economic equality positions that fit under the rubric “social justice” (a term socialists and Marxists have hijacked for their own political ends).