I think authentic Christianity is fundamentally liberal in its ethics. However, in England, the word "liberal" when linked to doctrinal matters tends to imply a non-realist position whilst authentic Christianity is fundamentally realist. This deliberately engineered (by Biblical fundamentalists) common misunderstanding of the word "liberal" has led to a situation where those who have the most orthodox understanding of the person of Christ and his teachings are automatically assumed to have no belief in the reality of his divinity and historical existence. The irony is that the word "evangelical" has now become synonymous with bigoted, patriarchal fundamentalism and the word "catholic" just conjures up the immediate image of the child molesting priest and a gay-bashing gay hierarchy. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword as they say.