“You may think you can condemn such people, but you are just as bad, and you have no excuse! When you say they are wicked and should be punished, you are condemning yourself, for you who judge others do these very same things.” (Romans 2:1 NLT)
Only God truly knows what is in our hearts and minds. Only God, therefore, is in a position to dispense judgement on those who may or may not be guilty.
This week someone close to me offended me. I passionately believe that children should be taught about a wide range of topics. If such teaching is of a good quality and unbiased in its presentation, then the children will grow up into tolerant and understanding individuals.
Society as a whole would be a better one because the young men and women, as they enter the workplaces and cities of our countries, would have a wide range of experiences and knowledge.
But I was told that I could not talk to a class of children about the Bible. There are concerns that by doing so, there could be allegations that I am attempting to radicalise them. Three members of staff would have been present. The information that I could have told them would be based on the questions that the children themselves had come up with.
I am not condemning those who told me I could not talk to the children. That’s not my place. See above. But I feel morally compromised.
I think that my professionalism and integrity has been called into question.
Am I overreacting? Should I just let it go?
What would you do?