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I am a conservative Christian. On social media, I would have a better chance of being accepted in certain circles if I were a convicted felon.

That doesn’t stop me from posting and it shouldn’t stop you, either.

Sometimes, it’s challenging taking an unpopular position, particularly when your livelihood depends on things like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Mine does. Despite the recent trend towards anti-religious sentiment being the most popular on social media sites, one should not be willing to trade their beliefs for neutrality.

Your friends are your friends regardless of their beliefs. Yes, politics and religion can get in the way. It can alienate you. It can make some of your closest social media cohorts turn away from you. That should never be a reason to stop voicing your opinions. Popularity is a peculiar thing. It can help you to get visitors to your site. It can help you to make friends that you never would have made otherwise.

It can also make you be “careful” with what you say and what you post.

Stand strong. No matter how the world turns away from the thinking that has brought you to the point that you’re at now, you shouldn’t be afraid to be a beacon. There are those who will listen. There are also those who will turn away from you. If religion is enough to alienate you, it’s better to find your real friends rather than keep the ones who aren’t really of the same mind as you.

Post your religious and political hearts out. It’s your beliefs and your actions that define you. It’s definitely not one or the other.

Written by JD Rucker
+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.