The only issues fundamentalists traditionally speak out against are personal piety issues: fornication, adultery, abortion, pornography, immodest dress, drunkenness, drug use, etc.
There are a few issues that fundamentalists are willing to criticize the government on: legislation that facilitates abortion, sex education without morality in schools, evolution taught in schools, or any indication that church or family rights might be encroached upon by the government.
But issues of American abuse of power around the world is never addressed in the pulpit, in print, or on the air by the majority of American Christian fundamentalists. One of the main reasons is that the ranks of the American military are filled with fundamentalists. Fundamentalists are solidly blue collar families: plumbers, electricians, builders, service industry. Our economy changed from 80% farming in 1890 to 80% factories in 1960, now 80% service. The blue collar jobs that employed our grandparents (manufacturing) have moved to first Mexico, now China and Bangladesh, and left American working class young people with few choices: construction, healthcare, and food service. If you don’t go to college (indebt yourself for 20 years) and train for a profession, then what is left? One of the prime choices for blue collar young adults is the military.
Fundamentalists did not oppose the seizing of Native American lands and the Trail of Tears (1830), slavery, the seizing of Native American land in the west and the genocide of Native Americans (1870-1890). Fundamentalists did not oppose the humiliation of Japan in 1854, or the periodic lynching of black men (1890-1920) complete with picnics and postcards commemorating the occasions, often attended by preachers. Fundamentalists did not support the vote for women (1922), did not support the civil rights movement for African Americans, were the last to racially integrate their colleges (1961-1972), did not oppose the indiscriminate bombing in Viet Nam including bombs that sprayed sticky burning gasoline onto children, and did not oppose the buildup of nuclear weapons and chemical weapons in the United States. Fundamentalist churches have supported America’s selfishness every step of the way.
These blue collar young people have not been trained to question the government when they are instructed to drop bombs, fly drones, guard detained suspects, or go from house to house interrogating foreign families. Neither our schools nor our churches prepare us to ask the big picture questions of whether what we are doing is moral and according to the civil rights we are supposed to be defending. Rather we are trained in our churches and schools to admire the government’s foreign policies such that we are willing to shoot whatever enemy the government points at.
It would be difficult for a preacher to stand in the pulpit and decry the foreign policies of a selfish empire if a quarter of the members have a son who was sacrificed overseas or was still serving in danger overseas, or who had already come home wounded or disabled. Most churches are adept at doing the us-vs.-them attitudes that feed unsuspecting young people into the military machine. (Critics of Napoleon  described the poor young soldiers he callously sent to the front lines as “cannon fodder“, food for the cannons.) What working class church members expect from their preacher is prayer for their soldiers serving in danger overseas. No criticism of their mission is tolerated.
When we maintain a religious system based on proof texts from the Bible, we are insuring that our children will not be able to make moral judgements. We are maintaining a system opposed to Jesus and simultaneously maintaining a system of supplying an unchecked government with cannon fodder to defend our right to dominate the world. We are doing what Jesus referred to as tithing our cooking spices for God while ignoring the weightier matters of the Law of Moses: justice, mercy and faith.