Jon Stewart Absolutely Destroys Republican Bigots: ‘Do You See How F*cked Up That Is?!’ (Video)

jon-stewart-indianaAs most people have heard by now, the Indiana state legislature passed one of these so-called “religious freedom” laws that basically made it legal for businesses to discriminate against homosexuals by citing their religious beliefs. Luckily the public backlash was loud and immediate, causing Governor Mike Pence to tuck his tail between his legs and fix the law so that it now specifically prohibits the denial of service to anyone based on their sexual orientation.

I’ve still yet to have anyone explain to me the point of these “religious freedom” laws if they’re not intending to use them to discriminate. Why would any religious person need protection unless they planned to try to break some sort of laws that would be in violation of someone’s civil rights?

During the back and forth about this law I encountered several individuals who tried to use hypotheticals such as an African-American bakery selling a cake for a KKK event, or a Jewish deli being forced to cater a neo-Nazi rally, to ask me if I felt those businesses should be forced to provide hate groups with their service.

As if being a homosexual equated to being part of a vile hate group.

Well, Jon Stewart was back on The Daily Show last night, and he absolutely destroyed those using such nonsense to try to defend these bigoted attempts to legally discriminate against homosexuals.

“It’s been awhile since I’ve taken the SATs, but I believe the formulation as you defend yourselves is this: This couple [two lesbians] is to Christian business as these folks [members of the KKK] are to everyone else,” Stewart said. “Is that what you’re saying? ‘I’m not discriminating, I have nothing against gay people; I’m just saying, for some Christians, catering an elderly lesbian wedding is like making a Jew slow-dance with Hitler.’”

“Do you see how f*cked up that is?,” he continued. “Basically, you see people celebrating love as a hate group.”

That’s exactly how I felt dealing with these fools trying to use many of these same ignorant examples, as if gay Americans wanting equal rights is the equivalent to a radical hate group.

He also hammered Mike Huckabee who last week suggested that the reason Indiana and Arkansas had to backdown from their attempts to discriminate was due to the “militant gay community” putting pressure on businesses.

“So when gays want equality, it’s militancy. And when Christians want to deny service, it’s freedom,” Stewart quipped.

It never ceases to amaze me that these religious people are the ones claiming that their rights are the ones being trampled on as they continue to do everything they can to deny millions of gay Americans equal rights. They’re literally trying to argue that their “freedoms are being taken away” – because they’re not being allowed to deny millions of Americans their Constitutional rights.

It’s absolutely absurd.

Watch the segment below via Comedy Central:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Macdoodle

    I wonder if liberals would be screaming if the Muslims who owned bakeries refused to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding.I watched an interesting video were a man pretended to be gay and secretly filmed as he entered a number of Muslim owned bakeries and requested that they make a cake that depicted him and his gay boyfriend holding hands.Guess what……they all refused.

    • Spaz

      Actually, yes. Dozens of liberal websites were posting those videos of Muslims denying service in bakeries and pointing out that any religion can discriminate. What the video proved is that Christians and Muslims can be equally narrow-minded. So I don’t know that bringing that up that Muslims are just as bad really helps the case of Christians and religious liberty in America. Glad you brought that up! 🙂

      • Dennis

        A reporter would never go to a Muslim bakery and start asking hypotheticals. And liberals would never try to shut down a Muslim bakery for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Nor would they make death threats on the owner or call for burning down the bakery. Liberals just accept it. Much different for a white christian woman from a small town answering an impossible hypothetical question.

        Liberals claim to be anti-discriminatory, but they most definitely do discriminate when it comes to anger and phony outrage.

      • Spaz

        The problem with your generalization is that not one Muslim organization lobbied the state of Indiana (or any other state) to change the law to allow them discriminate. It was consistently the Christian organizations who pushed to change the law. That’s why the Christian groups are incurring the wrath. Once again, I will stress that using the argument that “Muslims are just as bad at discriminating as Christians” DOESN’T HELP YOUR CASE! It only proves that ALL organized religions use their faith as an excuse to treat people badly. You lose either way. Nice try, though.

      • Dennis

        Muslims use the RFRA, idiot. Liberals stand behind them when they want to keep their beards in prison, then go strangely silent when they see videos of the refusing to bake wedding cakes for gay weddings. The point is that liberals do discriminate, they employ prejudice, and are in general bigoted in their views against Christians.

      • Jjs

        It’s not narrow minded if you don’t beleive in it. Besides muslims would chop the heads off of gays if they could, Christians refuse service snd get death threats from homos. Yeah I see your point, Moron.
        Maybe the true hate comes from the gays. Just go to a different cake store. Duh…

      • Amara

        ‘Muslims would chop the heads off gays…’

        Compared to Christians who burn them alive, beat them and tie them to a fence to die of exposure, etc. and so forth.

        Yeah, it’s the gays who are hateful. Riiiiiiight.

      • Randy Nichols

        What Christian has done that to a gay? You do realize everyone in this country is not religiously affiliated? You also realize that there are non-Christian, non-religious people that do not like gays? I know your hatred for Christians makes you wish any atrocities are Christian acts, when in fact they are not.

      • Jjs
      • ryan

        Wow, if everyone thought just like you we would still have Jim Crow laws.

      • Jjs

        Aaa… Being gay isn’t the same as being black?!?!
        And if I were alive then I would’ve been against those laws.
        It isn’t a sin to be Black….
        Since when are Christian’s in our country the problem?
        Oh, I know, Since we have a Muslim in the White House!!!
        The true agenda is not for gay rights, it is to divide our country.
        Whites against Blacks, Gays against Straights, Middle class against Upper and Lower class, politicians against Citizens.
        Notice I didn’t capitalize politicians.
        Our current divider in chief is waiting for us to self destruct so he can swoop in and declare marshal law.
        Do you think he gives a rat’s a** about gays or illegal immigrants?
        Oh, there’s another one, Illegals against True Citizens.
        Greenie weenies against Oil burners.
        All he wants is a vote. He would stay in power and be our king if he had his way.

        Why under Dem. everything is a crisis? That’s right, “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste.”
        Who could argue with that.
        Please educate yourself, spend a half hour or so to watch these videos.

      • ryan

        Discrimination only generates hate. This new law is driven by this same hate that jew, blacks, and many others have experanced.All these aren’t choice, though many will argue that being gay is a choice, but if that is your argument then when did you choose to be straight? it well only get worse. I think the holocaust is the perfect example of what happens when you let something like this go.

      • Jjs

        Well, there are gays I have known that were not always that way.
        They had happy normal lives, then something tragic happened to them. They even would tell you that.
        One in particular was only a child that was molested by a gay relative. He knew it wasn’t right but it was something he couldn’t deal with. He turned to homosexuality in his late teens. He WAS NOT born that way.

      • Tony D

        And I know Christians who were happy and led normal lives and then were born again and became brain dead.

      • Jjs

        I also know people that will testify to you that they were on the verge of suicide, becoming a Christian saved their lives. Quit being brain dead yourself.
        Have you always been so cynical or are you just a miserable person to be around?
        Sounds like you need Christ in YOUR life.

      • Tony D

        Thank you for proving my point.

      • Jjs

        So you would say it is better to be a non Christian and commit suicide than to stay alive as a Christian?
        Now who’s acting brain dead?
        Would you say there are people not worth saving?
        I would say everyone is worth it.
        Even you.

      • Tony D

        It isn’t a sin to own slaves either, should we bring that back. Jesus said it was cool. “Slaves obey your masters”

      • Jjs

        Most of what you people refer to in the Bible is either taken out of context or you try to relate it to an equal today to something that doesn’t have an equal. A lot of “Slaves” from then were servants that were repaying debt.
        Also, bosses of today’s businesses could equate to said Masters from then.
        Sexual sins haven’t changed. Neither has God’s view of it.

      • Tony D

        Actually, the Greek word for servant is diakonos and the word for slave is doulos. Learn your own Bible before you try to say someone is misquoting it, Christ and Paul use doulos every time in this context. Nice try though.

      • Jjs

        A bondservant is a slave. In some Bibles the word bondservant is the translation of the Greek word doulos, which means “one who is subservient to, and entirely at the disposal of, his master; a slave.” Other translations use the word slave or servant.

        The Hebrew word for “bondservant,” ‘ebed, had a similar connotation. However, the Mosaic Law allowed an indentured servant to become a bondservant voluntarily: “If the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life” (Exodus 21:5-6).

        Read more:

        The culture at the time of Jesus was that Jesus did not condemn slavery. Just as he said to give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s.
        He did not agree with alot of what was the culture at that time, but he was making the point to do your best no matter what your circumstances.
        So you took his quote out of context.
        Nice try though…

      • Randy Nichols

        Narrow minded is taking an act that is sacred whether you are for or against same sex marriage and using it as an activist tool. Marriage has for some time now been belittled and ridiculed by the left. Now all of a sudden they are making it into an all sacred right, or are they? the activist are actively seeking to become victims to attack Christianity.

    • Bobbie Jo Justice

      so your point is that all religion should be eliminated? good, we agree.

      • Randy Nichols

        Bobbie, eliminate all religions hmmm.. and that is not bigoted, and hateful statement in your world… wow! Case closed

      • Bobbie Jo Justice

        It wasn’t an evil atheist that murdered transgender teenager Leelah Alcorn. It wasn’t an evil muslim that murdered Leelah Alcorn. Her “Christian” parents murdered her……. oh, and hey, burning crosses in black peoples yards during the 40s, 50s, and 60s, because what better way to show the “Christian love” than placing a burning symbol of Christianity in peoples yards.
        and I think we can all do without nonsense like Psalm 137:9 , not to mention the rest of the old testament nonsense.

      • Randy Nichols

        You have one case? Really and that makes a national epidemic… the Muslims just killed 135 Christians in Kenya last week. Burning Crosses is not a symbol of Christianity, why would a Christian burn one of their symbols. KKK does not represent Christian beliefs. Actually they were democrats, like senator Byrd who was high up in the klan at one time..and it was Lyndon Johnson who upon enslaving the blacks to the government made the comment ” we will have the nigger vote for a 100 years”. Who are you to call the Bible nonsense? Don’t believe in it fine, that is your right, but you are calling Christians and Jews beliefs nonsense…. You stand there on your high horse acting like you are loving and tolerant person, seriously I don’t even think you know what those words mean. It is not about tolerance and love to you, or about having the freedom to do what you want, it is about forcing your ideas on others. You are worse than what you accuse others of being.

      • Jjs

        Oh, you mean the KKK. yeah we all hang out together on Sundays after church.
        You’re funny…
        Actually, you’re wrong!!!
        If you knew anything about the Bible or Christianity, you would know that Christ fulfilled the law of the Old Testament, so we have a new covenant with God. Sin is still sin, we don’t stone the sinner anymore. We love them through Christ’s eyes.
        But, unrepentant sin is still something that separates us from God.
        How many homosexuals commit suicide because they don’t get help? Or how many have addictions out of control so they can live with themselves?
        I have had homosexuals in my family, all of whom have died at young ages.
        Our hearts broke for them, not because they were gay, but because they were self destructive.
        We just buried my cousin this past holiday season due to suicide…
        One of the saddest days of my life…
        If you think Christians hate gays, you couldn’t be further from the truth.

      • Bobbie Jo Justice

        I know all about the bible, that, and the way some so-called “Christians” act is exactly why I am an atheist. . Unlike most Christians, I have actually read that load of horse manure called the Christian bible. Christians can call it “suicide” or whatever they want, but the sad fact is that people who claim to be “Christian” are MURDERING gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

        GLBT people don’t need to be “converted”, they don’t need to be told they are the evil of society.

        GLBT people exist, and we are NOT GOING ANYWHERE.

        “Christians” need to quit promoting hatred. …..

        now waiting for the usual “Christian persecution complex” to show up via replies in 3……2…..1..

      • Jjs

        Sorry you feel you are hated, but I can tell you I’ve never been gay, but at a time in my life I felt hated and unloved. I can also tell you I didn’t find it in people. I found it in God.
        Yeah, there are haters out there.
        Christian snd non Christian.
        But the people that hate are on all sides. Even Gays.

    • Mark James

      Whenever you have to lie to prove your point, you’re automatically wrong.

  • Allen Schwartz

    Isn’t it interesting, and sad, that all a liberal has to do is make some broad stroke, absurd statement, with no basis in reality by the way, and pretend they are so righteous and everyone else is whatever they want to call them and the sycophants all laugh and nod as if something of value was said. The reality is not that gays want equality, they already have that. No, gays want to ram their lifestyles down the throats of anyone who dares to disagree with it. These lawsuits are frivolous and should be canned. They are not, and the courts are getting involved and parsing religion of personal choice. When gays start sung muslim bakeries, photographers and the like, I’ll be a little more tolerant of their sincerity. By the way, when a straight guy called thirteen gay bakeries and asked for a cake that said gay marriage is wrong, he was turned down and not nicely, do you see any lawsuits for this?

    • Matt Schaum

      The difference in your analogy is the cake in question was to be decorated with something offensive to that person/group. It is the same right to refuse service if a Jewish baker was asked to make a cake with a swastika on it. Refusing someone service because they are gay is discrimination if you refuse because said couple want a giant penis cake, for example, then object away. The sexual orientation of someone has no bearing on them getting service, regardless of that service. How will people supporting this tell? Will they ask? The issue isn’t hard to understand, yet conservatives that have a bugaboo with gayness in general will never look at it from another point of view.

      • Jim Bean

        Read what you wrote. The only ‘difference’ there was whether the person offended was gay or straight.

      • Dawn Cherry Dressler Forrest

        Wrong. I, as a straight person can and would deny a homosexual couple if they wanted something like “Breeders should die” on a cake, and I would win in court.
        But you seem intelligent. I bet you knew that already.

      • Jim Bean

        On what principle do you believe you would win? I am not asking to be snarky but will tell you up front that if you spell out your reasoning, I will compare it to the reasoning used by the pizzeria who were adverse to participating in a gay wedding. So proceed with caution.

      • Dawn Cherry Dressler Forrest

        Because my denial is based on our differing ideologies, not their sexual orientation. I would deny the same request of a straight person.
        You cannot deny service based on someone’s sexual orientation.
        If you’d do it for a heterosexual, you must provide equitable service for a homosexual.
        I don’t remember the recent case, but a bakery won against a man who wanted something like “homosexuality is sin” on a cake. She won because she did not base her denial on his religion (protected) but on their differing ideologies.

      • Chris Jeffries

        So if I ask for a cake with a representation of the happy couple on top, an similar cakes have been supplied to other happy couples it would be discrimination if I was refused because both were men, or not?

        You see the problem is that some things are obviously offensive while others are not obvious. The law is not needed in obvious cases but in edge cases.

        By the way, if I were a Hindu or Buddhist, I may well want a (true) swastika on my cake (not the NAZI abomination of it). I wonder how many others would appreciate the difference.

      • Dawn Cherry Dressler Forrest

        I found the article if you’re interested. It explains the court’s reasoning much better than I did.

      • Jim Bean

        Thanks for putting in the effort. I read it. Apparently there will be an appeal.

        It highlights the dilemma that exists when one group refuses to respect the convictions of another. A legal remedy that forces one to concede to the other will only exacerbate the conflict regardless of who wins.

      • Heather O’Keefe

        You have one problem with the penis shaped cake…Unless the bakery doesn’t make those types of cakes, they’d have the right to refuse to make it. BUT if they did make those penis cakes, then they wouldn’t be able to refuse to bake it for a same-sex couple…
        Interestingly enough, most bakeries make penis cakes and breast cakes that are served at bachelor and bachelorette parties. So if they make it for their other customers, they can’t refuse to make the same cakes for same sex couples just cause of their orientation.

    • Craig Covey

      Wrong Allen. We have fought for equality and fairness for the past 40 years. We dont push our lifestyles on anyone. And how did a straight guy call 13 gay bakeries? What is a gay bakery? Isnt honesty one of your Chrisitan “virtues”. LOL

  • FLF2

    Here’s the problem with this slippery slope of “religious freedom” be codified in civil laws. How far do you wish to take your religious freedom?

    Is it ok to deny service to Tom because he has a tattoo? Leviticus 19:28
    Should Wal-Mart not serve Susie because she eats shellfish? Leviticus 11:10-11
    How about an airline refusing to let Harry fly because he is overweight? Proverbs 23:2

    A policeman comes to my home to respond to a burglary, sees a gay pride flag and refuses to help. That ok?

    How about if your mother/sister/cousin walks into a local flower shop, and was turned away because she is divorced?

    That’s the thing. Laws in this country don’t work that way. A business open to the public doesn’t get to turn customers away due to their own beliefs and ideals. If you want to practice your religion in your home, at your church, in your car- go ahead. But in a public place, open to the public, serving the public, if you discriminate, you are breaking the law. Don’t like it? Don’t open a business serving the public. Or move to a country where that’s legal, because in the United States of America, it’s not.

    You can’t cherry pick the Bible verses you want to follow, because your interpretation of them supports your biases and prejudices, and then use them to make discriminatory laws against law abiding, tax paying US citizens. LGBT citizens aren’t asking for any special rights, they are seeking equal protection just as the Constitution was drafted to afford all citizens.

    • Jim Bean

      So if you’re a gay baker who decorates cakes to the customer’s orders and the customer orders a cake that says “Gay Marriage is Wrong” then the gay baker must comply because it was his choice to engage in a business that serves the public. See Matt Schaum above.

      • Matt Schaum

        No, if you look at what I said that would fall under a Jewish baker being within his rights to deny serving a customer requesting a swastika on their cake. It’s offensive to that person. If a straight baker was asked by a gay person to write on a cake ” gay is the way” for example, the baker could deny service as that could be taken as offensive. You cannot say u wont serve someone based on race/religion/orientation/ etc as that is discrimination. You can deny service, regardless of race/religion/orientation if you are asked to do something that could be deemed offensive. I hope I explained the difference well enough

    • Frank C-man

      In the case of Memories Pizza, their business was in operation well before same sex marriage was allowed. And they didn’t refuse service to gays, they never refused service to anyone for anything, actually. We don’t even know if the shop would refuse service to a gay couple if they came in and asked, but it has never come up. It might very well be that given that opportunity, they would weigh that decision with what the legal implications might be, and go ahead and make and deliver pizzas to the gay wedding in the unlikely event they were asked to.

      This is yet another situation in which the comedian Jon Stewart plays games with the truth. He has no way of knowing if this ruling, even the clarified one, will result in an explosion of millions of businesses denying service to gays for their weddings. As a comedian, he doesn’t need to know that, but as a comedian, he can imply it for a laugh, because his trained seals will laugh, and presume it to be true.

  • Flat Banana

    Why on Earth should orientation be more important the religion?

    • ryan

      Let’s see religion is man made, your born with your sexual orientation.

      • Flat Banana

        Freedom as whole is man made as well, the country you live in dictates the type of freedom you will have. Sexual orientation in some situations is a choice. Think about it this way a man or a woman goes to prison, changes his “sexual orientation” while in prison is a choice. Leaves prison is then a heterosexual again.

      • ryan

        The same can be said for those who change their sexual orientation to be stright, Mainly due to society being so judgmental.

      • Flat Banana

        You are essentially judging those people yourself. No one is forcing them to do anything, people are allowed to voice their opinions just as you are doing. You are admitting to orientation being a choice, you should reevaluate your choice in words especially on a site like this.

      • ryan

        How am I essentially judging those people my self? I could care less what your or anyones sexual orientation is. Im not admitting it to being a choice I am simply making a commenting on your response. If you want to go as far as things being choices, religion is 100% a choice. so if you are one of those people that find sexual orientation to be choice why should they be penalized for your choice then?

      • Flat Banana

        The same argument goes to religion then, why should someone of religion being second to those being gay? Why cant they be on equal playing fields? Why do news agencies like CNN/MSNBC perpetuate the whole gay bashing when someone should have the right to deny anyone service regardless of their upbringing.

  • ryan

    these comments are a great reminder of why I stopped attending church, such Hatred. My God loves all his childern and Jesus would never deny service to a gay.

    • Jjs

      Jesus did say, “Go and sin no more.”

      Loving unconditional and condoning sin are two different things.
      You can not condone that which the Lord has called an abomination.
      It wasn’t God or Jesus that left you, it was you that left them.
      The Lord Jesus had plenty to say about REPENTANCE–

      Luke 5:32 “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to REPENTANCE.”

      Luke 24:47 …[Jesus said to them] that REPENTANCE and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

      Mark 1:15 …”The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT ye, AND BELIEVE the gospel.”

      Just because you don’t like what Jesus says about sin, doesn’t mean you can go on sinning and be okay.
      That is where the forcing of Christian business owners to go against their convictions is wrong.
      Nazi Germany was successful in shutting down the Jews, I guess the gay community can do it to Christians in America.

      Just saying…

      • ryan

        First off I never left Jesus, he is with
        me at all times, I don’t have to attend church to feel Gods love or even have
        God love me. I refuse to attend a
        place that preaches nothing but hate when every one of those people that spit
        on those that are gay are just as guilty and full of sin. I also don’t believe
        in accepting money for preaching the word of the lord and spending money on
        a luxurious place when there are staving children in the world,
        but that is a different story, and not every church like this but a great
        majority are.

        some reason the church made homosexuality a varsity sin and love to quote 1 Corinthians, lets reflect Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters,
        nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous,
        nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. have you
        ever had lustful thoughts? Wanted something more then God? Looked at or engaged
        with someone else besides your spouse? Ever stolen? Ever had an insatiable
        desire for more money? Ever been drunk?
        Ever reviled? I’m not sure what that means but I’m sure we are all
        guilty of it. Let me add the paul
        says in his letter “ but you where WASHED, you were sanctified, you where
        justified in the name of the lord Jesus Christ and by the sprit of our god he
        reminds them how they’ve been bought, that their sins aren’t their identities.
        The reason I put washed in all caps is because an outside force did the washing
        and that is the message of grace.
        Also, you can’t forget verse 11

        only when you understand that in Jesus we are cleansed, washed, and renewed
        that we see out sin fall by the wayside.
        We are greedy, filthy, idolatry-loving , glory hungry thieves and when
        we trust Jesus he washes us, he redeems us ALL of us. Finally, Leviticus is part of the old
        testament which was originally written in Hebrew,
        there was absolutely no word for homosexuals then, Levitcus is said to be lost
        in translation and has nothing to do with homosexuals. With all the said that
        still doesn’t give us the right
        to sit and point fingers and gays saying they are a abomination when we are not
        any better.

        “let those without sin cast the first

        We are not worthy of Gods love and we
        all belong in hell we are all sinners, no sin is less or more. When Jesus came
        he yelled at those who judge others, calling them hypocrites, they where the
        ones that attended church and called them selves “Gods people”. Jesus hung out
        with the prostitutes, tax collectors, all who you see as sinners, but yet he
        yelled at the people who claimed to follow him (Matthew 23). Let me also share
        what I think has to be the most beautiful part of the bible Samuel 16 when God
        said that he sees what’s in our hearts, he doesn’t see people the way we do,
        and we will never be able to see someone for their true beauty for we are filled
        with sin. Who are we to judge what’s right and what’s wrong? That’s Gods job
        and you don’t or anyone else knows what God sees. How are we any better then a
        gay man? I believe I made that pretty clear above that we are not, WE ARE ALL
        THE SAME SINNERS. Remember when Moses was denied to enter the holy land? You
        remember why, because he tried taking credit for Gods work. Our job is to show
        LOVE, FORGIVENESS, and GRACE. And if gays burn in hell for their sins,
        sins that we are guilty of too every day, and let me add that self righteous is
        a sin) then you are denying the existence of Jesus Christ.

      • Jjs

        41 Bible Verses about
        Holding Each Other Accountable

        Proverbs 27:17 ESV / 287 helpful votes

        Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

        Galatians 6:1-2 ESV / 235 helpful votes

        Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

        Matthew 18:15-17 ESV / 205 helpful votes

        “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

        James 5:16 ESV / 199 helpful votes

        Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

        Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV / 146 helpful votes

        Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

        James 5:19-20 ESV / 99 helpful votes

        My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

        Hebrews 10:25 ESV / 86 helpful votes

        Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

        Ephesians 4:25 ESV / 83 helpful votes

        Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another.

        Colossians 3:16 ESV / 66 helpful votes

        Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

        Galatians 6:2 ESV / 65 helpful votes

        Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

        Ephesians 4:32 ESV / 63 helpful votes

        Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

        Hebrews 3:12-13 ESV / 50 helpful votes

        Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.

        Ephesians 4:1-32 ESV / 46 helpful votes

        I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, …

        1 Corinthians 6:1-8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

        When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …

        Ezekiel 33:7 ESV / 26 helpful votes

        “So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.

        Romans 15:1-7 ESV / 25 helpful votes

        We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, …

        1 Corinthians 6:1-20 ESV / 24 helpful votes

        When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …

        1 Corinthians 5:1-13 ESV / 23 helpful votes

        It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father’s wife. And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord. …

        Hebrews 13:17-21 ESV / 22 helpful votes

        Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

        Matthew 18:35 ESV / 21 helpful votes

        So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

        1 John 3:17-21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

        But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;

        Romans 14:10 ESV / 20 helpful votes

        Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;

        Proverbs 24:24-25 ESV / 20 helpful votes

        Whoever says to the wicked, “You are in the right,” will be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations, but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.

        1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV / 19 helpful votes

        Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

        Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

        For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

        Luke 17:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

        Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

        Philippians 3:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

        Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

        Matthew 23:23 ESV / 11 helpful votes

        “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

        Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

        Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.

        Genesis 4:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

        Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”

        Hebrews 10:24-25 ESV / 10 helpful votes

        And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

        Matthew 18:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

        And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’

        Leviticus 25:39 ESV / 9 helpful votes

        “If your brother becomes poor beside you and sells himself to you, you shall not make him serve as a slave:

        Ezekiel 25:17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

        I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I lay my vengeance upon them.”

        Ezekiel 3:1-27 ESV / 8 helpful votes

        And he said to me, “Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” So I opened my mouth, and he gave me this scroll to eat. And he said to me, “Son of man, feed your belly with this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey. And he said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them. For you are not sent to a people of foreign speech and a hard language, but to the house of Israel— …

        Matthew 18:1-35 ESV / 6 helpful votes

        At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, …

        Romans 14:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

        One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.

        Romans 3:24 ESV / 4 helpful votes

        And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

        Proverbs 17:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

        A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

        Matthew 20:20-28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

        Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up to him with her sons, and kneeling before him she asked him for something. And he said to her, “What do you want?” She said to him, “Say that these two sons of mine are to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.” He said to them, “You will drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers. …

        Matthew 5:1-48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

        Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. …

      • Jjs

        Judging, ( As you call it.)
        It is actually accountability.
        Is exactly what we are to do.

      • Jjs

        The ones that are truly failing the homosexual community are the Christian leaders that condone it by,” Marrying” them.
        They will be held even more accountable.

      • Craig Covey

        Good thing Jesus didnt say anything about homosexuality.