(Pro 14:9 KJV) Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
The second part of this verse does not seem to follow. Are the “upright” (3477) having “good will” (7522) toward “sin” (817)? That can’t be right. As I look at the use of the Hebrew it seems to me that it is a difference in what you approve. Evil people make fun of sin because they approve of it. The contrast is that the righteous approve of things that are acceptable.
When I am trying to decide if a person deserves my vote or support, I listen to the opinions they express about subjects that have become accepted by our society but are still on God’s sin list. It is considered main stream to accept all the groups under the homosexual banner. The feeling is that we don’t want to be condemned for not being tolerant. When I read a book it becomes clear early on that I might not finish it. We need to feel free to evaluate people based on what they support and how they feel about sin.
So? This applies double in church leadership and in accepting people as being brothers and sisters in the Lord. It isn’t comfortable but it is right.