Did churches in ancient and medieval times sometimes overstep their bounds? Of course, but defining Christianity in terms of the sins that have been committed in its name is like defining electricity solely as that which made the electric chair. The key question in American society is not whether church will overawe state but whether the state will deprive Christians the freedom to criticize what the Bible says is sin. Will media and governmental leaders accept a diversity of opinion and tolerate those who say what God has said, or will any such comments be labeled Talibanesque “hate speech”? The prosecutor is standing by.