If you Google "why are Christians," the search engine will immediately suggest "so mean."
One of the most common objections to the Christian faith is that its adherents are judgmental, close-minded, or just plain mean.
Until recently, however, I did not give this objection much weight. After all, I figured, the people who make this objection are typically antagonistic towards Christianity to begin with, and therefore see what they want to see. Christians never claim to be perfect, and if someone is set on finding flaws, they will not be disappointed. Furthermore, secular society often unfairly interprets our ethical convictions as bigotry. For example, we are said to hate women because we are against abortion, to hate homosexuals because we are against same-sex marriage, and so forth. Finally, not everyone who claims to be a Christian really is one. Fred Phelps and the gang from Westboro Baptist Church, for instance, blatantly reject the gospel message and are not in communion with any Christian denomination.