Christians do not have the option of remaining neutral and thus choosing the side of evil.  Jesus has not given us that option.  Jesus has told us, “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33.  When we stay silent and refuse to name something for what it is, we are not neutral.   By our silence we collude with the abuser that their behavior isn’t that bad.

The Bible says God hates injustice, oppressors, revilers, liars, hypocrites, and those who abuse their power to hurt and take advantage of others.

Jesus said, “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” (Matthew 12:30) What does that have to do with neutrality? It means we have to choose between what is good and what is evil. According to Matthew Henry’s commentary on this verse:

“There are two great interests in the world (good and evil). When unclean spirits are cast out by the Holy Spirit, in the conversion of sinners to a life of faith and obedience, the kingdom of God has come.

All who do not aid or rejoice in such a change are against Christ.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a martyred Lutheran pastor during Adolf Hitler’s regime said, “Silence in the face of evil is evil itself. Not to speak is to speak, not to act is to act.”  When the church refused to speak out against Hitler’s abuse of the Jews, the abuse became culturally acceptable behavior.