This is RC but are any of the major Christion bodies any different?
"As I see it now at the end of my life, the kind of Church the Vatican and her episcopal appointees have been in the process of delivering, in the West at least, is riddled with a spray of deep-rooted scandals – a significant number of clergy who are criminals, and of high-ranking superiors who, in the name of Jesus and to protect his Church's reputation, have been moving them around, protecting them from exposure and from the short arm of the law. We have an excessively centralized Church which is choking the breath out of small, local communities. We are ruled by elderly men who persist in dressing up like chooks in funny feathers. Theologians, and others with a vision and a bag of pretty harmless ideas, are under constant threat of persecution. The dictates of natural justice are for others to observe and for the Church to preach, but not apply to its dealings with its own. Letters of complaint are ignored. The administration is strictly controlled by rules and oaths of secrecy. Membership is growing old. People are drifting away. The leaders are carefully chosen after they have proved themselves to be excessively trustworthy and sycophantic – reactionary, paternalistic and authoritarian – all men. They have not been listening to, or communicating with our modern world. The dead hand of clericalism, with its club rules, its spin, its closed ranks, its power structures are sapping the life and energy out of the Christian community. Tired old formulas constitute the test of orthodoxy and acceptance. Too much dogma. Too much wealth. Too many old men. Rigid. Dogmatic. Negative. Reactionary. Keen supporters of secular society's establishment, based on principles and attitudes inimical to the Gospel – power, privilege, suppression, secrecy, pomp and greed. Against everything, and with no real solutions to any of the world's problems – poverty, over-population, war, violence, corruption. Basically irrelevant.
Sometimes I’m right. Other times my wife is close enough to hear what I’m saying.