The case of the Christian Science church would be amusing if there were not more at stake: Preservationists had the building designated a historic landmark, and now church members are trying to have that designation removed so that they can demolish their place of worship. (Presumably, if it were a vessel of flesh and blood rather than concrete and steel, it could just heal itself.) Fortunately, we live in a society that separates church and state, so church members will have to demonstrate not simply that they don't like their building any more (for they are of course free to sell it and relocate elsewhere), but that their practice of religion will be "substantially burdened" if the building is not altered. Good luck.
"We think it says, 'Stay away.' Something goes on in here that they don't want to get outside, which is exactly wrong for all Christianity. We don't think the architecture conveys taking the Word to the people." [. . . . ]
"Nothing expresses a church's religious exercise more than its architecture. And this architecture does not express our theology and our exercise. Brutalism is not our religious expression."
Mid-Century Modernism: Lexington's Second Revolution
When people think of architecture in Lexington, 'modern' may not be
the style that comes to mind. However, in the post-war years, a
building boom led to the development of nine distinct neighborhoods
with utopian aspirations: to create low-cost modern houses that
blended with their surroundings and took advantage of the hilly
topography of their sites, natural light, and access to the outdoors.
These close-knit communities shared common land amenities and
governance, and still flourish today. And, more significantly, their
contemporary style houses are one of the most vital and well-preserved
architectural features of Lexington.