As a Christian expect Persecutions – If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. – John 15:18
The call to Christianity is a call to walk with Christ, a walk with God. This means you have signed up to suffer the same fate with Christ Jesus.
In the capture of Jesus Christ prior to the crucifixion, the crowd looked out for those who were with Christ(Christians, followers, disciples of Christ) to mete out the same treatment unto them.
For a stance that you have decided to identify with Christ is a preparedness to share in the totality of Him. As he did suffer persecutions so did His disciples called to Him.
A Christian is called to Christ and to God, an acceptance is an agreement that so long as the world hated Christ, so would you be hated. Expect it. Endure it! – As a Christian expect Persecutions!