Michael Kruger writes:
In the midst of the high-octane cultural wars of the last five years—particularly the debate over homosexual marriage—evangelical Christians have been slapped with all sorts of pejorative labels. Words such as “bigoted”, “arrogant”, “exclusive”, “dogmatic”, and “homophobic” are just a few.
But, there are probably two labels that stand out the most. First, Christians are regularly regarded as “intolerant”. Christians are not only regarded as intolerant religiously—because they affirm the words of Jesus that “no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)—but they are regarded as intolerant ethically, because they refuse to approve any and all behaviours as morally good.
Second, Christians are regularly (and ironically) regarded as “haters”. Apparently, our modern world regards the act of telling someone they’re wrong as a form of hatred—it is a slight against mankind (of course, it is never explained how the charge does not apply equally in the other direction since those who make this charge are telling Christians they are wrong!; but we shall leave that issue unaddressed for the time being).