So the judge in this case ruled against Hall. Good!
A lesbian was given an anti-gay religious tract by her supervisor, which was followed by an email from the supervisor that attempted to justify giving the tract. A key phrase in the supervisor’s email is this:
I would not be a true friend if I ignore the responsibility that God has left for his children to share the message and hold each other accountable.
BULLSHIT!!! Christians are NOT accountable to each other. Christians are responsible for their own lives and their own behaviors. More importantly, Christians are definitely not responsible for holding outsiders accountable for their lives or accountable to a Christian mode of living.
Christians, just like everybody else, can volunteer to make themselves accountable to others. Just one example: one of my relatives is recovering from a major health issue, and part of that recovery process involves a daily process of exercises and activities to regain her strength and mobility. It is tedious, boring, and some days can be energy-draining (not to mention very frustrating and discouraging that she can’t just hop out of bed and return to her once-active lifestyle). She recently requested a few people to support her and hold her accountable — to acknowledge her daily regimen reports, and to nudge her if she hasn’t posted an update regularly, to not let her become lazy about it, to encourage her progress.
That is an okay form of accountability, when someone solicits help to achieve a goal. Now, if someone outside her circle started nagging at her, or telling her she need to be doing X and Y and Z or else she’s doing it wrong, then that would be meddling and inappropriate.
But for a Christian to expect accountability from someone else is wrong.
If someone asks a Christian what he believes or what might be a right course of action, the Christian can certainly share an opinion. But forcing an unsolicited opinion on someone else is always wrong, whether it is from a Christian or not. And you can’t justify meddling under the guise of “religion” as if that makes it right. It doesn’t.
Everyone knows I have opinions on many topics, but I address my opinions to the topic, and not to tell other people what they should do or not do. I don’t hold other people accountable to me for their choices. And neither should Christians.