God says to stay away from all appearance of evil. That your tongue can be a dangerous weapon. He says that gossip can hurt reputations.
Why do we blow situations out of perspective. Why can't we keep our mouths shut?
"If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all."
Adult gossip is like a massive, hurtful game of 'telephone'.
God never said living the Christian life would be easy. Yes, we have different convictions about the appropriateness of certain things; however, there is no excuse for blatant indiscretion in a public place. No excuse whatsoever.
Get real people. This is not elementary school anymore. Learn to keep your mouth shut the next time something ugly trickles through your brain.
Doing the right thing can hurt. It can cause negative consequences. Yet the important thing is that God sees you as a righteous person.
"Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."
James 4:17 (KJV)