This past weekend we studied 1 Corinthians 8-16. We read how Paul implored us to value the conscience of others over our conscience, and even over our own rights. That is, even if we had the right to do something, if that something interfered with another coming to salvation, we should put that right down.
We are now seeing how an idea that is held by many, and epitomized in a single person is beginning to cause many to sin. Those with opposing ideas are more and more frequently resorting to violence to support, to insist on, to claim their 'right'. This is so contrary to what the body of Christ has been called 'up' to.
Maybe this is not the time to demand our 'right'. It could very well be the time to be silent, to pray, to become again familiar with the sin that is in us. To acknowledge that we could be wrong. Lets reassess our goal- which should be to win others to Christ.