(Proverbs 28:24 KJV) Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
Denying sin does not make it any less a sin. Our culture is into victimhood. We tend to want to analyze people and look for the reasons they did what they did. We then make excuses for them. We tend to think we can read their hearts and find reasons to justify not punishing them. One example is what is now called a “hate” crime. If you murder someone because you hate a protected attribute they have, skin color or sexual orientation, then it is somehow worse than if you just kill them. Hate becomes worse than murder.
God wants us to let him judge the heart. We can judge the behavior. Murder is murder. Theft is theft. Gossip is gossip. We need to remember that.
So? Be careful when you hear psychologists, social workers and educators try to make excuses for sinful behavior. One of the torments of Hell may be listening to people’s excuses.