There is a tendency amongst humans to find loopholes to difficult challenges. We want an easier way and we attempt to create that easier way by making exceptions that benefit us. One such exception that I’m seeing happen more often is in the case of 1 Corinthians 5:11. Let’s look at the verse.
Contextually, Paul is instructing, in a rather pointed way, the Corinthians to stop ignoring sin in the congregation. Specifically, the sin of one who is having a sexual relationship with his father’s wife. The congregation not 0nly tolerated the sin, but seemed to be proud of themselves for doing so. Paul makes it clear that their boasting is not good, and tells them to remove the man.