It’s kind of silly to not expect it and I think a lot of people were simply naive.
Any time something like that happens, a major shift from the norm, there’s going to be a backlash. We’re just living that backlash. And once we get our first Hindu president there will be a major backlash religion wise.
We now have to let this play out. It took decades for people to accept women voting. It may take decades for people to accept the new normal. But they will fight it, politically, to their last breath. The same way people fought in the 50s/60s.