one is free to dictate the terms under which they, themselves, practice religion... they are not, however, free to dictate those terms to others unless they have achieved authority within the hierarchical structure of the religion.
neither Hazlnut nor Savage are ecumenical authorities concerning Christianity ( both are rather hostile to Christianity and Christians)... their opinions on bible utilization are rather irrelevant to Christianity.. it simply doesn't matter, to others, what they say, do , or think.
as an aside, yes i'm an authority on authority.... by virtue of being a thinking man.
The use of "pansy" to a group is not the bullying of an individual, nor is being critical of parts of the Bible.
Bullying is an act of repeated aggressive behavior in order to intentionally hurt another person, physically or mentally. Bullying is characterized by an individual behaving in a certain way to gain power over another person.
Norwegian researcher Dan Olweus defines bullying as when a person is
"exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons." He defines negative action as "when a person intentionally inflicts injury or discomfort upon another person, through physical contact, through words or in other ways".