I have two responses to this. First, anyone facing social exclusion or career adversity because of their Christian or (especially) Christian conservative beliefs has my sympathy. Imagine, for a moment, working your entire life towards a career goal and then realizing that all that work could be rendered meaningless if your colleagues understand that you believe the Bible, that you can recite every word of the Apostles’ Creed (and mean it). Imagine the financial insecurity and the stress on your family at the thought that the wrong word at the wrong time could cost you your hard-earned job. I’ve been a Christian in Ivy League higher ed — both as a student and a teacher — and I know what it’s like. It’s not easy.
Second, man up anyway. You’re part of the problem.
I’m sorry, but I have a real problem — in an era when Christians are getting their heads sawed off in the Middle East — with the idea that, say, an American sociology professor feels to scared to proclaim his real beliefs on a liberal campus. I have a real problem — in an era when young Americans have been dying by the thousands in Afghanistan and Iraq in defense of liberty — with the idea that Americans on campus are too timid to even attempt to exercise those blood-bought freedoms. I have a problem with Christians — despite the example of Christ and the Apostles — who are too fearful to share the reason for their eternal hope. No one’s asking you to be a street preacher or some kind of unthinking loudmouth, but you should be ashamed of your timidity.G.K. Chesterton's friend Hillaire Belloc - sadly under-appreciated these days - once stood for a seat in Parliament. While giving a speech in Salford, he was heckled by an early 20th century version of the social justice warrior. Belloc replied, “Gentlemen, I am a Catholic. As far as possible, I go to Mass every day. This [taking a rosary from his pocket] is a rosary. As far as possible, I kneel down and tell these beads every day. If you reject me on account of my religion, I shall thank God that He has spared me the indignity of being your representative.”
If there's a realistic chance that you might get fired for questioning the pagan idols of progressivism, then make the bastards fire you and tell everyone why they fired you. I speak from personal experience here. If I can survive, you can too. If they take away your platform, build your own. 9 times out of 10, they will back off and find an easier target. If you care at all about restoring some semblance of a sane society - admittedly my five loyal readers and I probably won't live to see it - then for the love of Christ, don't back down before they even take to the field.
If you've been following the Sad and Rabid Puppies saga, you know that even as august a player as George R.R. Martin backs down when his bluff gets called. This isn't to say you should obnoxiously butt in to every conversation when your opinion hasn't been asked. Don't backtrack or keep your mouth shut if you get called out. Never, ever, ever give them an inch or they won't stop until you're ruined.
h/t: Est Quod Est