I usually love Matt Walsh's blogs but this one was an exception!!
There is a big difference between condemning the book and condemning the person reading the book. If you think the book is smut then you are most definitely within your right as an American and a Christian. This attack on those who read and liked the book is showing so much more about you than the reader him/her self.
John 8:7 "When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her."
Luke 6:41 "A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher. 41"Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 42"Or how can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,' when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother's eye."
"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things"
Just as you can find scriptures on this kind of "evil," I can find just as many against judging and condemning other people. Just like Samantha, I am usually the one on the Christain side of most issues and defending my beliefs. If this was just about saying the book was bad and describing why I wouldn't have a problem with it, even though I may disagree. When you start name calling and casting judgement on those who don't agree with your opinion, do you really think you are answering God's calling? Are you perfect, because last I checked, nobody was. Have you ever looked at a man and thought "Wow, he is hot!" (In God's eyes you committed adultery) Have you ever looked at someone else and wish you had something of theirs? (money, car, looks, ring, job, etc) You broke one of the Ten Commandments. I try to witness to others through my actions and love, but certainly not by looking down on them and thinking your superior. That doesn't bring anyone to Christ!! If anything it pushes people away. We all make judgments every day but when you take it to this extreme and start going after people it crosses that fine line.