"This really is no mystery. More and more people, and especially young people, look at organized religion, and they see the very things that the churches supposedly preach AGAINST. They see hypocrisy, they see discrimination, they see a 'holier than thou' attitude, and most of all they see a tremendous and obvious lack of love, caring, and compassion on the part of both the members and the leaders, but especially the leaders. This is why I left organized religion decades ago."
"Today's mainstream religious leaders, and especially the Fundamentalists, like Taliban Tim Wildmon, have totally perverted the message that Jesus taught and the example He set. Jesus didn't castigate the ones considered the worst sinners and dregs of society; instead He called on them to be His disciples and His followers. Jesus understood their problems and their frailties, and their circumstances, and while He reproved their sins, He made it clear that He loved them."
"Religious leaders today know only Fire and Brimstone, condemnation, and they have involved themselves in politics to achieve their religious goals, use scare tactics to fleece their followers of their money, preach intolerance of those they disagree with, and all the while they themselves are the biggest sinners of them all."
[Thanks for your comment, FrereJocqes, you nailed it! --AB]