It was a reference to an event leading to a descriptor of the entire body as stupid, rather than the action. It was not, "the church did something stupid," it was, "since the church did this, it must be stupid," thus, "gone stupid," a state from which one is expected to see future stupidity take place due to a change in the status of the church itself rather than something indicative of a mistake with regard to a single action.
Since you are attempting some sort of profound literalism, which inconsistently includes both embellishment on the original and imputation of the author's intention, you might also have noted the remark was not even the declaratory statement you prefer to imagine, but a query: "has the church gone completely stupid?" But, don't let facts get in the way of your point.
Whether or not you think someone's belief system truly is stupid does not mean it somehow merits/is civil to describe as stupid. Thus, my response to your KKK comparison: the fact that you think it is not a system deserving of respect is irrelevant; your opinion does not entitle you to be disrespectful toward them or make rude behaviors somehow not rude because "they deserve it." That your response to this is claiming the label is "appropriate for an entire belief system" demonstrates that you're missing the point: whether or not you feel something merits respect does not determine whether your behavior toward that thing constitutes civility.
Now you've crossed the line into the condescension of lecture, made all the worse by your confusion of "missing the point" for rejecting the point. But, thank you anyway for your
rules of propriety. Are you speaking ex cathedra
The wording here is getting a bit silly, [noembed]so I think I'll use a musical aid to sum up the underlying point.[/noembed]
If you're going to call me a "dick," at least have the moral courage to say so here, rather than linking to someone else's inanity on youtube.
While it may be true that consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds, it is not true that inconsistency betokens a large one.