“Hatred” (8135) is getting a lot of bad press. Most of it involves politically motivated attempts to control thinking and manipulate feelings. In the passive sense the cultural leaders are trying to “stir” (5782) up “strife” (4090). By passive I mean that they are trying to get the general population to get upset by the attitudes on an unknown “them”.
That being said, hatred is something that Christians are not allowed. When people call me a “hater” or a racist in order to manipulate me, if I am given a chance, I will explain that those terms are impossible for me because I want to go to heaven and those kind of attitudes would be a barrier. Hatred of people is negative but there is a positive: We are to hate evil.
(Proverbs 8:13 KJV) The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.The unfortunate part of this is that so much of what is accepted in our modern culture fits in this category.
So? We are not to embrace our society without discernment. We are to accept some things, love a few and hate what is evil. You will possibly be rejected by what you reject but keep in mind you will be accepted by the One you obey.