But these believers are colluding in their own marginalization. If you treat your faith like a hothouse flower, too vulnerable to survive in the crass world of public disputation, then you ensure that nobody will take it seriously.
It is certainly true in secular America today that the most controversial two words you can ever utter in a public space are "Jesus Christ".
And no more caring what the world thinks of you -- because, as Jesus warned in a prophecy constantly fulfilled by liberals: The world will hate you.
Brit Hume' big crime was that he violated the narrative of our Manufacturers of Culture concerning the separation of Church and Everything. He had a perfect right to express his opinion. But our Manufacturers of Culture live under the growing impression that the media is supposed to be a branch of the State (an opinion shared by many in the State) and therefore that pundits and talking head types are doing something wrong by having religious opinions in favor of Jesus Christ. The agree-upon narrative among ourr Manufacturers fo Culture is, "All religions are equally superior to Christianity and, especially, Catholic faith."
Brit Hume's sin: he believed what he said