It's amazing how, in our day and age, so many are afraid to stand up and be counted when it comes to taking a public stand for that which is morally correct, based on biblical principles and the Judeo-Christian ethic, for fear of not being politically correct. To bash Christianity, the Ten Commandments, the Word of God and even Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" has become acceptable (and even popular) among certain circles, but try condemning gay marriage or other religions such as Islam and it becomes a different story.
But did Jesus Christ ever allow himself to be so controlled? Hardly.
Jesus was a man of passion. He hated the abuse of God's house so he drove out the money changers with a whip. He hated evil and sin, not simply because these were opposed to his Word but because they were, and are, damaging to those whom God loves—us. But he always loved sinners and was against anything that hurt them, kept them in bondage, or hindered their growth. And he was hated for his stand.
"In Jesus' case, we have the story of the holiest man who ever lived, and yet it was the prostitutes and lepers and thieves who adored him, and the religious who hated his guts."2
"People were offended with Jesus because he violated their understanding of religion and piety. The religious of his day were particularly incensed that he deliberately healed on the Sabbath…. They accused him of being a drunkard, a glutton and having tacky taste in friends. As Gene Thomas is fond of saying, 'Jesus was simply not your ideal Rotarian.' It is a profound irony that the Son of God visited this planet and one of the chief complaints against him was that he was not religious enough."3
As an English Bishop once said, "Wherever Jesus went there was either a revival or a revolution. Wherever I go, they serve tea."