George Barna has been the pied piper for many churches, leading many to adopt his conclusions, for better or worse. A few years ago, Barna sold his organization and began advocating the House Church.
With the way Christians are being silenced in our culture and government encroachment (particularly involving the gay issue) and the new emphasis on "diversity," will church buildings become obvious points for protests, vandalism, etc., and will the government attach qualifications toward tax-exemption that will force compromise upon compliant churches?
Of course we can guess, but we do not know. Things can certainly change direction; we are assuming that we remain on the same vector. And it is also possible that society will continue to go down the tubes but that freedom of religion will be respected, even for we Christians.
If so, could you see a day when solid churches are driven underground? Or is this merely paranoia?
By solid church, I mean churches that hold to the fundamentals of the faith (including inerrancy) and Biblical, exclusively heterosexual marriage.
What do you think? Approximate the category that fits best, try avoiding other.