After reading this story I am more and more convinced that we will bear our crosses publicly.
The prayer from our Baptism also comes to mind.
WE receive this Child (or person) into the congregation of Christ’s flock; and do +sign him with the sign of the Cross, in token that hereafter he shall not be ashamed to confess the faith of Christ crucified, and manfully to fight under his banner, against sin, the world, and the devil; and to continue Christ’s faithful soldier and servant unto his life’s end. Amen. ~1928 BCP.
hat tip to Valle Adurni.