To explicitly state that one “identifies” with Christ (in the Western context at least) is to automatically identify as an anti-Christ.
To authentically identify with Christ is to identify with the outcast, the lowly and the rejected; in the contemporary context, Christ is seen as a figure of power.
Therefore, to overtly identify with Christ is to identify with power. True idenidentification with Christ is found concurrent with your recognition of self as ‘the least of these.’
Don’t say you’re a Christian, say you’re gay.
Don’t say you’re a Christian, say you suffer from depression.
Don’t say you’re a Christian, say you see a lot of truth in Islam.
Don’t say you’re a Christian, say you are the aspect of yourself most likely to be rejected socially.
Not to say that Christ’s message is that we are to find within ourselves the aspects that people don’t want to associate with,but this action can be seen as a way of living out a life of love.
By conceptually removing ourselves from the labels that support our ability to oppress others, we can (hopefully) re-situate ourselves into a position where we can empathize with others better.