... Opponents of the truth (whose side we were all on at one time or another) find themselves in what C.S. Lewis describes as a “terrible fix.” They have made themselves enemies of the one thing which they cannot stand to be with, which is also the one thing which they cannot really do without.
... “Truth is incontrovertible,” wrote Winston Churchill. “Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is.” And it will be there for all time and beyond time. In spite of all our efforts, we will all ultimately answer to the truth -- better to do so in this world than the next.
Truth is rapidly becoming more offensive to a culture spiraling into debauchery. Christians face a stark choice: either we faithfully stand with truth and face the consequences, or we capitulate and lose our witness. When we seek to remove any offense from the gospel in the hope of making it more palatable, we strip it of power. The analogy is a soldier who unloads his weapon before going into combat and takes no ammunition with him. If we foolishly embrace blatant sin for the sake of "peace" and "unity", we sign our own death warrant and become cannon fodder for a gleeful enemy.