I was born and grew up in a small farming town. When it comes to politics, nearly everyone in this town is left wing. Whilst attending school I was often bullied for "believing in a made up person". I feel like I was also bullied by my family, they said they were just taking the mick but they did say quite a lot of the things my bullies used to say like "you're stupid for believing in a made up person".
I'm a Christian and my political views align with the conservatives, I'm proud to be a Christian and a conservative. All my family members are left when it comes to politics and aren't religious, I do respect their choices.
Whenever there is family gatherings and they start talking about politics and other issues, one could be abortion for example. If I try and speak about my views I get told to shut up as I'm just a stupid conservative after only saying two words.
I feel because I am a conservative and a Christian I am getting silenced by family members. It's every time politics is brought up I get told to shut up. It's starting to affect me, how can I deal with this?