Imagine that you've developed a bit of a drinking problem, so your friends decide to confront you about it. In typical intervention style, they sit you down and tell you all the ways you've hurt them through your love of whiskey and rye.
The problem, however, is that these particular friends are all worse addicts than you are. They've done far worse things because of their addiction than you ever have. They've hospitalized people after driving drunk. They've robbed their parents and been far more embarrassing in public. They've mocked and belittled you every time you've talked to them about trying to get sober. So if that were the group lecturing you about your problems with booze, how well might you receive their rebuke?
Probably about as well as conservative Christians responded when Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg rebuked them in a recent primary debate.