From Matthew 10: "Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father." These are strong words from Jesus. We are faced with making a choice. Of course, one can ignore him, but the question remains.
What I love about Jesus is that he challenges us and let us make up our own minds. He knows what he's talking about. Everything is clear cut. To me, again, the mark of a true, loving God.