A worthy fight?
Want to know why the church is in decline in the US? There isn’t a nice single reason. The decline has been going on for decades though. A changing culture? The fact that the church doesn’t have its privileged place in the culture anymore and it has had difficulty adjusting? Generational shifts in their relationship with institutions like the church? All that and more.
One of the symptoms of a church in decline is that it spends time and energy fighting over things that just don’t matter as opposed to investing it’s time and energy on things that impact people’s lives.