Actually I can. Most Islamic countries, no matter what version of "Democracy" they espouse, are theocracies. The imams pull the strings & things are done. Saudi Arabia may be a definite democracy with the imams having a say, but not so much control. Indonesia & Malaysia are definitely theocratic in policy & principle, but not in raw practiced name. Egypt... not sure about. We are a country founded (supposedly) on freedom of religion & persecution of practicing religion. Christianity is the predominant flavor of faith practiced here. No arguments there. However, there is separation of church & state, so the state would have no say regardless. At least for the time being... Mine isn't. However I don't go calling "group A" wrong because they choose to do something, regardless of religious orientation or not. However, sheeple out there will follow his opinion without looking at themselves because "he said it". I never mentioned him calling for it to be outlawed. That's a stretch from you back to the theocratic Islamic countries. Their choice. Their laws. Good for them. But not here. Who says his definition is correct? Wait... he did. And so he's telling people they're wrong by practicing it short of anything but a physical activity at a gym. Must mean Japanese martial arts are off limits where there's a kamidana in place. It's got to mean Chinese martial arts are off limits where there's a sun toi. Indonesian & some Filipino martial arts are definitely off limits. I don't agree with him saying "you're wrong". They're no more wrong than he is for getting paid for preaching. If anything, he's wrong for turning a buck because of this ruckus. He's wrong for turning a buck running a church. He should have a job to make a living and then preach because he's moved to, not financially inclined or ego driven to. It's a calling, not a career path. There's a difference. My brother preaches because he was drawn to it & makes $0 for it. As far as "ANY" Christian leader expressing an unpopular opinion... who said they have to be popular? When did this become a popularity contest anyway? Who says they're right, anyway? Shakespeare?