Yes, Christian bullying often occurs out of a desire to impose one's own denominational beliefs on other Christians. Or non-Christians try to do the same with non-Christian beliefs. Or cultic believers try to impose those beliefs. It's hard to know when to fight and when to run, and many times people's responses could have been better or more Godly. We simply try to do better next time.
It's important that we try to not offend, but it's also important that we not be easily offended. Both are hard.
Jesus gave us some advice along that line
, that when someone doesn't want to hear the Gospel we should quietly depart from them. It's hard to do that sometimes when we start thinking about the results of their refusal to hear, and we don't want those results to happen to that person, but everyone has the God-given right to choose.
However, there are times when a person is backed into a corner, so to speak, and can't flee. Then the correct response to bullying is harder to figure out.
I'm glad you've stopped by, Joanne, and hope you will continue posting here. You have a hard way to go, but I see in you a strong effort to be non-bullying and fair. You seem to seek the positive even when it's hard to detect.
So you're invited to stick around.
In faith, Dave
I tried to memorize the 23rd Psalm but couldn't; now I recite: "The Lord is my shepherd, and that's all I need to know".