If you want me to lose my temper, and lose it really fast, all you have to do is hint that lots of people disapprove of my shameful behavior.
I remember a published author telling me that no reputable scientist believed in any of the alternative explanations for the cause of a prominent disease. I mentioned a prize-winning scientist. “He’s not reputable!” he responded. He had a closed system: any scientist that disagreed with him was not reputable, no matter how many prizes he had won.
And when the closed system of logic springs a leak, the last defense is a well placed hint.
So when you disagree with a hardline church, and they can’t defend their position, they will resort to the Hint or the Sneer. If you are aware of what they are doing, it will be then that you know you have stumped them. They do not have an answer to your challenge.