The scorners and the contentious unfortunately comprise a significant number, if not the majority, of the institutional Church. These are the ones who advocate and/or remain silent amidst prejudice, discrimination, oppression, the bearing of false witness against others, and who seek to deprive Gay people of the civil rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States to all citizens.
The scorners and the contentious almost always align themselves with the reactionary political forces in society, and perversely tout as being "Christian" such destructive values as Americanism, jingoism, militarism, and capitalism.
They are little more than thugs who have taken their preconceived prejudices and hatreds and brought them into what is called "the church," and seek to justify those prejudices and hatreds by appealing to God Who, they erroneously contend, is on their side and is on the side of such blatantly anti-Christian values that they both hold and proclaim.
If the institutional Church has any hope of surviving; has any claim upon representing the Prince of Peace; is to have any credibility with Christians and other decent, sensitive people, its clergy and members must loudly speak out against this grotesque perversion of Christianity!
No Christian can sit idly by and allow Christianity and Jesus to be dragged through the mud by these homophobic and other wolves in sheep's clothing! And any professing Christian who does quietly allow the professing Christian thugs to define Christianity in the minds of others knows nothing of Christ and His call on our lives!
Any professing Christian who advocates demonic values, or remains silent when demonic values are expressed in the name of God, is slowly but surely eroding what credibility Christianity has in civilized society; turning intelligent, sensitive, decent people away from even exploring Christianity as "a reasonable faith"; demeaning Jesus and His values that even a cursory reading of the New Testament would tell anyone with even a scintilla of spiritual sensitivity.
So, every Christian worthy of the name must "cast out the scorner," the hater, from the midst of Christ's Church, lest Christians and Christianity fall in the estimation of intelligent, sensitive, and decent people even more than has already likely occurred.
And, most importantly, the professing Christian thugs are spitting in the face of God, and to allow them to continue to do so wreaks havoc on the Church and wreaks havoc on the souls of all those who profess to be Jesus' disciples and yet do nothing to stop this assault on God and on His Church.
So it is incumbent upon every single Christian to take to heart the following exhortation: "Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease." (Proverbs 22:10)