I seem to have stumbled into a very interesting debate:
Is God’s love unconditional?
Are we called by God to exhibit unconditional love?
I’m not quite sure why I didn’t notice this sooner but it seems to run through very many cultural, poitical, and religious disputes. On the one side you have those who insist not only that God is love but that love is unconditional acceptance. On the other side are those who quite openly say not only that love may be conditional but that it must be.
Along the way many attempts are offered to draw distinctions, e.g. between acceptance and approval or between the sin and the sinner or between hope and expectations.
Here are some articles: