What should I do when someone makes an extremely hate filled and homophobic comment in Sunday school? I don’t want to make a scene but there are visitors at church and I don’t want them thinking those terrible comments are shared beliefs.
Raise your hand and say something. Sometimes we’re afraid to say difficult things at church or in spiritual settings – “what if it drives the spirit away?” “What if it causes contention?” But the spirit accompanies and sustains us when we speak the truth with virtuous motivations.
“I’m uncomfortable with the previous comment. It made me feel like X when the scriptures, the Lord, and the Apostles have taught us Y. I know that [insert testimony].”
Maybe this will make other people mad. But, good people gotta speak up, ya know?
Hope this helps.