Jesus slays our fear with his promises. No matter our circumstances, Christian joy transcends them.
Christian fruit in life and in the church does not exist apart from the Spirit. The Spirit convicts the world, and the Spirit serves the church.
Sandmann and Pence are simply the most recent victims of an accelerating anti-Christian Narrative aimed at the remaining faithful in positions of cultural influence.
Whether historical ignorance, or malignant power grab, the behavior of these culturally regressive zealots will almost certainly have the opposite effect from what they wish to achieve.