(Be forewarned. I'm writing this post as a conservative Christian from a conservative Christian standpoint. I'm writing this from the standpoint of someone who takes the Bible literally, and my intended audience, in this case, is other Christians with a somewhat similar worldview as my own. Please don't waste your time trying to tell me how I'm wrong to believe the Bible and/or take it literally. Please don't waste your time outlining the problems with or your arguments against Christianity. It's not going to change my mind and most likely, won't even elicit a response from me. If you don't like it, you may want to stop reading . . . now. How's that for honesty?)
If I hear one more Christian say, "It's not my place to judge. It's God's," when referring to things that Bible obviously and blatantly calls sin, I'm going to run from the room screaming and pulling my hair out. I kid you not, I've seen and/or heard this more in the past couple weeks than you can imagine. I'm sure some of it was brought on by all of the Chick-Fil-A insanity and the foolish accusations and ridicule aimed at Mr. Cathey. That's not what I'm addressing here. My question is, since when did calling sin what it is, sin, become judgmental? God already did the judging, that's why it's called sin. But as Christians, I believe that it's our job to use the Bible as a litmus test for everything around us. If it doesn't line up with the Bible, it's wrong, and it's okay to call it wrong.
Now, I'm not saying you should walk around condemning people right and left. I'm not saying spend every waking minute telling people what they are doing is wrong, wrong, wrong. I'm far from perfect. I do plenty of wrong. I'm aware. I have to seek forgiveness daily. I am saying we need to stop being afraid to stand up for what's right. There are people in my life, whom I love dearly, that I do not agree with some of their life choices. They know this. They know where I stand. I love them - that's not in question. I haven't ostracized them, but I will not change my beliefs or pretend that I believe differently just to keep them from being uncomfortable. That's not helping anyone.
If you know the Bible then you know two things (1) the Bible is about honesty plain and simple. It is the most blatantly honest book you will ever read, and if you let it, it will show you your life for what it honestly is, and (2) the Bible is about love. Love like none other. Pure, unconditional love.
So what I'm saying (or trying to say in this somewhat convoluted post) is we need to speak the truth in love. But ladies and gentlemen, like it or not, we need to speak the truth (whatever that may be). We need to stop worrying about others thinking we are judgmental when really we are just telling it like it is. We need to realize that if we want America to move back to a place of morality, then someone (ahem . . . Christians) needs to speak the truth.