The High Priests of Assigning Permanent Shame is a group which contains both religious and non-religious members. The religious among them belong to the Holier-Than-Thou-Congregation.
The non-religious members, and many of the religious members, have deep thug addiction issues.
Their favorite drug is lording authority over others; being able to say things like, “I have the power to set you free or to crucify you,” [John 19:10] and other acts of human force, are where they find pleasure.
They seem to think if you can just create enough stigma and shame it will keep people away. Therefore, the more people they can defame and bring discredit to, the more successful they believe they are.
The big question is, can these people repent, or have they already destroyed their souls past the point of no return? In either case Jesus teaches us to pray for those who persecute us, so pray for them anyway. The sooner they repent and bear the fruits of repentance the better.