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Old 04-06-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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socially too, they're on the conservative side of the spectrum, Dallas more so than H-town. moderate to conservative, perhaps. But certainly not liberal/progressive. No labor union power there; no big green movement there; acceptance of gays is one thing, but that's balanced with conservative churches... how many megachurches are in these towns? Isn't Joel Osteen HQ'd in Houston? Potter's House is in Dallas; Fellowship Church is in nearby Grapevine... that's 3 of the 10 biggest megachurches right there. While none of the "usual suspects" among liberal cities are known for their churches, least of all the evangelical/charismatic/fundamentalist kinds. This doesn't even include the various other conservative and controversial churches like southern baptists.
I think Labor Unions are more of a fiscal thing than a social issue.

I still dont think I would call Houston or Dallas socially conservative. I think both are slightly left of moderate, though I wouldnt call either particularly progressive. I do still disagree that Dallas or Houston are any more socially liberal than the other one. Theyre almost identical in their social views.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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It really isn't, though. It's libertarian. Trust me, I grew up there. If anything, the Democratic stronghold of Washington, D.C. where I am now has a lot of conservative tendencies that were absent in Phoenix. The extreme emphasis on religion, attire, rote politeness and all manner of conformity are utterly absent from "conservative" Phoenix.
Yeah, when I lived in ABQ in the mid 90s, the role of religion is not as strong as other areas of the state. It's not like Cali or Boston, but it's more like you do what you do in everyday life and nobody bothers you.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Yeah, when I lived in ABQ in the mid 90s, the role of religion is not as strong as other areas of the state. It's not like Cali or Boston, but it's more like you do what you do in everyday life and nobody bothers you.
You would be surprised how much influence the Catholic church has on states like Massachusetts & California
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:56 AM
 
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You would be surprised how much influence the Catholic church has on states like Massachusetts & California
I'm not too surprised. The Catholic church doesn't appear to be that influential considering the movement of gay marriage in both states, even though I'm pretty sure the Vatican would not support such a policy.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I'm not too surprised. The Catholic church doesn't appear to be that influential considering the movement of gay marriage in both states, even though I'm pretty sure the Vatican would not support such a policy.
The Catholic church is more sneaky by funneling $ to other anti-gay organizations & than denying they did it! A lot of people got a rude awakening when the donor list was made public after prop 8 passed [embarrassment for underground bigots].
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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The Catholic church is more sneaky by funneling $ to other anti-gay organizations & than denying they did it! A lot of people got a rude awakening when the donor list was made public after prop 8 passed [embarrassment for underground bigots].
That doesn't surprise me.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: At your mama's house
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The only people who find Dallas and Houston to be "liberal" or "progressive" are either 1) The people that live there and don't know any better, 2) Suburban Cows and Soccer Moms who listen to Dr. Laura all day, and 3) Hicks from small towns
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Mile high city
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Houston and Denver conservative? What a bunch of BS. Seriously, U.S. traveler doesn’t know too much. Houston is very diverse and Denver’s Hispanic population makes up the large Catholic population and that demographic is not conservative as it’s a democrat voting block. I would post numbers but what’s the use....
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Old 04-06-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, TX
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Top 5 Liberal:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Portland, OR
3. New York City, NY
4. Minneapolis, MN
5. Seattle, WA

Top 5 Conservative

1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. San Antonio, TX
3. Omaha, NE
4. Oklahoma City, OK
5. Phoenix, AZ
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Top 5 Liberal:

1. San Francisco, CA
2. Portland, OR
3. New York City, NY
4. Minneapolis, MN
5. Seattle, WA

Top 5 Conservative

1. Salt Lake City, UT
2. San Antonio, TX
3. Omaha, NE
4. Oklahoma City, OK
5. Phoenix, AZ
LOL...While Austin most likely has the lowest church attendance rate in the entire South, how you could "skirt around" the Dallas/Ft. Worth area amazes me. It certainly is more conservative than Phoenix. We're talking about the Bible Belt after all.
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