“Christian civility takes human freedom seriously. I may want people to believe as I do about some basic matters–but what I want is for them to choose to see things that way. This means that I must rely on testimony and persuasion in presenting my views to them. Civil Christians will be very reluctant to endorse moral and religious programs that rely on coercion.”
Richard Mouw, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010, page 157.