Some say that behavior like gossiping qualifies as ‘bearing false witness against thy neighbor.’ While gossip can be hurtful and be ‘against one’s neighbor,’ however, if it is true, it cannot, by definition be false.
“Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause… Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked. And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous” (Exodus 23:1-8)
Yes! Contrary to what many of us have been taught, the Lord Does Hate.