Dont label me a Christian
You are accurate in your post. Pastors influence over thier congergation is responsible for much ungodly behavior. Not that they are evil, self-righteous perhaps, or simply misinterpret scriptures they take out of context.
I would rather refer to myself as an ambasador for Christ, not a christian. Jesus Christ had a big problem with the religeous leaders of his day. It is Jesus who is our link to God Almighty - not our pastors. While i truely love my church pastor i do have some differences with him. Jesus has shown us the way, the truth and the light. "On a solid rock i stand, all other ground is sinking-sand."