No backing out - he defended his faith until death. Someone had the guts to tell Herod adultery is evil.
Today there are few Johns. Maybe that's because we live so comfortably that we've got too much to lose.
John was NOT in any way comfortable. And he was called the greatest born of woman by Christ himself. And yet, why is it that so many look down on a man like John. Why do so few try to imitate his virtues? Why do we consider a man like that an oddball?