Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Do you think that if Christians roll over and close themselves in the ghetto "the world" will stop to hate them and leave them alone?
Not at all, quite the opposite, the same Devil which whispers temptations to us to judge our neighbors sins is the same devil which tempts folks into sins of homosexuality or sins of disregarding Our Savior and antagonizing Christianity. We will always be martyrs, we will always be suffering. However, this does not somehow give us an excuse towards self-righteousness. We stand as a light to the world by LOVING the world, not condemning it smugly, spitefully. There are a lot of caustic, negative, judgmental, and hostile comments coming from Christians not being content enough to condemn the sin, but to woefully disrespect and antagonize the sinner themselves. Again, we in Orthodox only have the right to be concerned with OUR OWN sins. So if homosexuality is a sin in the Church, which it is, our business is to be concerned that we ourselves individually do not practice homosexuality. This does not somehow give us wholesale license to judge other sinners regardless if they are repentant or not. We need to give LOVE to sinners, not caustic finger pointing. Mean-spirited judgment will not convert homosexuals to our communities, it will only further push them away. The Devil thrives on human conflict.
We need to love sinners, and bring them into the spiritual hospital of the Church. It isn't necessarily about condoning homosexuality. Lets be honest, homosexuals know and are well aware that the Orthodox and Catholic Church does not support their sexual orientation, so we don't hardly need to continue to beat that dead horse. Rather, we should be loving towards sin, emphasizing repentance but also from the perspective of brotherly love. If folks in the world are entangled in mortal sin, this should hurt our hearts towards compassion, not anger us towards hostile judgement of our neighbors.
Let no one take notice or even think to mention the sins of their neighbor. Let each examine themselves. God is looking
Ethiopian Anaphora of Our Lord Jesus Christ
However, this is all way off topic from the OP, so to bring it back, we all need to extend this Christian compassion not just to unrepentant homosexuals and other sinners, but also these misguided and confused women who have been punished excessively.
Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. 3 Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.