The church is, or was criticised for 'wowserish' behaviour in previous generations. Let's think, '1950s'.
The rubrick was: no smoking, no alcohol, no gambling, no dancing and no movies (the last two a little extreme, and not widely supported by church-goers).
Government funded campaigns and medical warnings against smoking.
Government funded campaigns and medical warnings against alcohol abuse
Government funded campaigns and widespread warnings against gambling
Police and sniffer dogs turn up to young people's dance parties, where young people take drugs, get sick and sometimes die.
Movies: same old here, but more and more depravity, particularly internet pornography with its attendant dangers.
Looks like our forebears from the fifties were kinda right!