No matter what you do, somebody’s not going to like it. So if you’re going to have people’s disapproval either way, you may as well have their disapproval for doing the right thing rather than the wrong thing. If someone else’s opinion matters more to you than God’s opinion, then you’re going to crash when people attack you because of your faith. But if you focus on God and what you know is right, then you can make a firm stand.
1 Peter 5:9 (NIV)
9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.