Why is is there is such an adverse reaction to speaking negatively about a person in position, especially in the church. I understand that speaking lies, and telling gossip is wrong. I do not think that people should bad mouth, and slander people to make them look bad, but I do not understand why it is so difficult to simply state when a person has made a choice, or choices that are no biblical, or godly.
There seems to be a double standard with things. People say that we just bring two or three witnesses when an elder is being accused. But how do you get those witnesses together? If every time someone says that there is an issue, and that person is silenced, labeled a gossiper, called an accuser, or labeled the broad term “disgruntled”, yet they are speaking the truth there is no way for that truth to get out there.
If they won’t allow people to speak about it then they are not allowing it to be done the right way.
Secondly there is all the talk of not touching God’s anointed. People bring up Moses and Miriam and say that this is proof positive why you should never speak of the bad things a spiritual leader has done.
I say hogwash.
If its so important for them to protect the anointed then they wouldn’t be so ready to talk down others who are anointed.
Right is right and wrong is wrong. There is no in-between.