Some believe that as followers of Christ we should objectify, belittle, and persecute sinners, but only those sinners who struggle with sins that deviate too far from the "normal" and "acceptable" ones. To refuse to do so means one is a god-hating liberal who not only condones, but actively promotes, all manner of sexual immorality and evil. While people who hold this mentality would disagree with my assessment of their view, and perhaps rightfully so in some cases, as i'm making a generalization, for all intents and purposes, it is in fact how many operate. Such a mentality pervades certain corners of the Church. However, many people are too scared to say anything lest they be called unorthodox or "liberal." And well, a lot of people dislike confrontation so when they hear or see this mentality being expressed in Church, amongst friends and family, on message boards, etc. they remain silent. Until recently, I've been quite passive as I am a generally quiet and timid person, but no more. A couple months back a local child killed himself after being taunted for the preceding 8 months. Almost everyone responsible for his care knew what was happening but no one intervened because to do so would have required confrontation and well, for some of the people charged with his care, it would have been politically inexpedient to intervene and as one person put it, "they couldn't promote such a lifestyle." If we cannot see Christ in the least of these, which is what happens anytime we objectify any person(s), then we are terribly, terribly lost and the love of God is not in us.