I abandoned the term “Christian” two decades ago. I feel it no longer communicates the distinctiveness of following Christ. If “Christian” institutions lived out the requirements for identifying with Christ then they would have respect even if their beliefs were discarded by others. You are correct that the hatred, racism, and lack of love espoused by those who claim to be “of Christ” are not reflected in Christ’s teachings. Protestants days may be numbered but I wonder if there is research into those who throw out the bath water and embrace the baby?