I am a pacifist, too, like my friend Gebre. And I, too, experienced some pretty painful blows when I expressed my pacifist, anti-militaristic views. I even lost friendship with some of my dear former friends who are Orthodox and who are in the US military.
Also, my social leanings have been shaping more and more to the "left." I happen to be a supporter of Obama, of the health care reform, of a stronger involvement of the US government into public education, etc. And that, too, puts me in an ideological opposition to some of my very dear Orthodox friends.
Like the OP, I do believe very strongly that God - Christ - is about love and compassion to people. He is absolutely beyond political and social and cultural issues. To Him, I am sure, it does not matter one bit whether you like Rush Limbaugh or Karl Marx.
Rather, it matters to Him whether you fed the hungry, clothed the naked, visited the sick, accepted a stranger.