How does this serve as anything but a free pass - a sort of dampening of the offense done by someone, by being more interested in distancing them from whatever demographics they belong to, rather than acknowledging the wrong they've done?
Why is it so hard for some to admit there are assholes of every faith, and just because they are assholes, does not mean it's ok to kick them out, or to make excuses because they're still "on a journey"? Part of being a responsible adult is owning your actions, that includes the willful decision to belong to a group that openly welcomes such assholes on a large scale, even if your small scale sect does not encourage it.
When someone says a person is "not a real Christian" or a group "aren't real Wiccans", isn't it more about dodging their own responsibility for being a member of a group that has a scandal to deal with (though some seem to have a lot more than others)?
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