This bit of scripture from Matthew has been called the nonbeliever’s favorite. And, for good reason. The condeming and demonizing activities by some Chirstians is a political gift to those who want to defeat conservative candidates and their ideas.
It is not so simple because we all make judgements. We have to pick one loaf of bread and one political candidate over another. Nonbelievers are judging believers when they condemn judgement.
There is a difference in how far people are willing to take their judgement of others. One level is to privately make judgements, but never reveal this to those being judged. A second level is to judge and let those being judged know about it. The third level is to judge and put penalites into law against those whom one disapproves.
Whether what someone else “is” or does affects me is another issue. Drunk drivers affect my safety. The music younger people like does not affect me if I don’t have to hear it. It is justifiable, then, to be judgemental of drunk driving at level three but say nothing about other people’s musical tastes.
Whether gay people or people of different races marry harms no other person. Those involved in this religious judgement would have been smarter to have stayed at level one, not sharing their views with others. Their opposition harmed gays and their families.
Those who opposed gay marriage, candidates and branches of political parties, are now being judged. The Bible warned us of this.