I really believe that ultimately, rejection by the world is part of being a Christian. No matter how successful one is becomes at his or her career, profession, art, or work, there will be a time when the "crowd" just dismisses that person for his/her commitment to Christ. It might be small, or it might be large.
It might be snarky comments about a sexual ethic such as Mike Pence mentioned (not being alone with a woman other than his wife, which makes perfect sense to most of us in a public position) or rejection over the stance on marriage as heterosexual (Chik-Fil-A) or rejection of materialism as a world view, or anything. I just think we need to accept it that there will be a glass ceiling for most of us who want to put devotion to Christ first.
And I as strongly believe we shouldn't whine about it, like a lot of Christians in the U.S. do. Jesus was very clear about what would come if we follow him; there is no bait and switch with Jesus' form of the gospel (although there is with megachurches and televangelists). He's very clear about following him not being a bed of roses without the thorns.
At the same time, if our ethics are less than the world's, we are not following Jesus and we deserve rejection for who we are, not for who Jesus is. If we allow abuse and scandal in our midst, we pay the price and sadden God, at least metaphorically (I'm not sure God can be saddened by our misdeeds).
I am writing a book on Daniel and leadership, and I come to chapter 6 and see that after 70 years of faithful service in government, his opponents still refer to him derisively as "the exiled Jew" and seek to depose him on the basis of devotion to God. If Jesus and Daniel faced this, I doubt we are any better.