So, as I've been around long enough to be told both that gender is a matter of choice, but, also you're somehow born gay, I've heard that you must tolerate lgbtq + 2spirit, whatever made up thing we're going with this week. And, before someone says "oh, you were the one that defended trans baptisms", this is true, I did do that (It's like y'all don't trust God). On the basis there would be some sort of repentance. Actually read the article. I also remember people slinging the verse "judge not" (which is only part of a verse), while comdemning "judgemental Christians". As I like to remind people, the Bible is more than one verse. There are two things I like to remind people to do, the first one is, read the verses. The second is, read the verses in context.
Also, what do you mean by judgement? I would never judge your soul. I am not your conscience. But, as your brother, sometimes it is my duty to judge your actions.
Think of it this way. Say you're a father. You have a little girl, let's say she's about three years old. It's late on Saturday morning, and you're doing yard work. Nothing too dangerous, so, you're letting your little one play in your yard. Say your daughter decided to open the gate, runs out into the road, and moments before she gets hit by the car, you swoop her up, and tell her how she scared daddy. She'll be upset for a little while, but, you're teaching her for her own good, how to stay safe.
You judged that the action of running into the road is bad for her.
This is what I don't understand, how, in spite of being pretty much common sense, people will condemn you for judging them (by judging you...), but, surely most of these same people know how to discern right from wrong or good from bad. This is a type of judgement.
Anyway, so, let's read the "judge not" verse in context (I will be using the RSV 2nd Catholic Edition).
"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgement you pronounce you will be judgd, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the sapeak out of your eye', when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye". (Matthew 7:1-5)
And with that in mind, I think this fits well with John 7:24, I am not going to give the whole background, but, there were some people angry because Jesus made some people angry by healing on the sabbath. As always, I advise you to read the chapter on your own (the fact that so many Christians, not just Catholics, ALL Christians, only seem to know a few verses, is a tragedy). So, let's go ahead and read the text of John 7:24, "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement". It's not so much that judgement is always wrong, or, indeed, that judgement is always bad. In the case of the father with his little girl, she hasn't yet learned to judge with right judgement. And, in moral issues, yes, we should be aware of our own problems (I KNOW I'm a sinner in need of God's grace), but, this does not mean we shouldn't call out problems when we see them. You haven't got to be combative, but neither do you have to bury your head in the sand.
Bible used* Revised Standard Version Bible, Ignatius Edition, Copyright 2006, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.