Some who claim the name Christian are misguided, but true believers. ( Yes, this includes me in some areas. Some of us are even recovering legalists, and recovering statists, as well, with all the hang-ups that entails.)
Personally, I question the salvation of one who could boo the 'Golden Rule'. However, I wouldn't condemn them, that is not within my jurisdiction. What is within my 'domain' is to inspect their fruit. (Just as it is within both the fellow Christian's 'domain' and the unbeliever's domain to inspect my fruit.)
I wish all Christians or those who claim the name would read one book (Besides the Bible). It is called, Evangelism, Doing Justice and Practicing Grace, and is written by Harvey Conn. In it he describes a principle of looking at others that would really change the judgmental perspective most take of certain types of 'sinners'.
He points out that those committing what many Christians see as gross sins, are often not just committing sin, but are even more grossly being sinned against. The 'boyfriend' who pressures a girl into getting an abortion would be one of the 'sinning against' types, but so would a 'Christian' parent who did the same because of 'how it would look to have a pregnant daughter to fellow Church members'. This can also be traced back as far as one would like.
As for me, I don't want to take away anyone's natural rights.(enumerated in the Bill of Rights) On the other hand, I don't want my rights removed, either. I wish my brothers and sisters were all awake to the numerous ways our rights 'as Christians' were being removed, from Obamacare's forced abortafacient coverage to being on the target list in Colorado for forced gun confiscation.(thanks, emalvini, for the post) Combating the loss of our rights would be more than enough to keep all of us busy, leaving no time (hopefully) to plot the removal of the rights of others.
"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15
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