Let’s consider not the political tides of the moment but the eternal tides of God’s word.
And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
He was their brother. They destroyed an entire city for their sister but for a ill favored brother they no patience?
In Mark 8:37-40 Jesus is received by two different groups of people with two very different results.