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Old 08-15-2011, 05:58 PM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Originally Posted by smdensbcs View Post
It's actually not the "church" giving I suspect may not be trickling down to the less fortunate, it's the PAC arms of the largest non-profits. Regardless, whether charitable giving occurs and at what rate relative to other comparable cities with similar demographics (are there any?) does not really alter the debate as to whether Colorado Springs has a national reputation for "intolerance" and whether certain high-profile evangelical leaders do or do not selectively pick-and-choose what to call "immoral" and whether such "crusades" are or are not selected based on the particular issue's fundraising potential.
So I guess then, that the logical conclusion of your argument is that we should just accept and embrace any and all forms of immorality...that it's an all-or-nothing proposition? I don't accept that.

I am proud of Colorado Springs' reputation for not tolerating a whole host of illicit behaviors. Furthermore, the people that seem most offended by that reputation are generally the very ones I would prefer to stay away. So I think that our reputation for not having unlimited tolerance, so often mentioned with a smug, condescending tone by liberals, is actually a good thing and serves a useful, legitimate social purpose.

Old 08-15-2011, 06:51 PM
Location: Colorado
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This thread is just devolving into pettiness.

Overall, (and despite the negative widespread reputation) I find Colorado Springs to be a tolerant place. This coming from someone who is very far left & liberal.

The westside, Manitou, central and SW areas seem to be the most progressive areas but tolerance can be found all over Colorado Springs and that's a good thing.

There are also some ultra conservative people in Colorado Springs (obviously) and a majority of the folks here tend to vote Republican. But that is true of many cities in the mountain west, mid-west & south.

Colorado Springs is a vibrant city with great potential and I think it has and will continue to progress. Growing pains, yes, but it is a diverse place and tolerance will prevail.

Just need to focus on the positive, rather than the nasty.
Old 08-15-2011, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sesamekid View Post
This thread is just devolving into pettiness. ...
Just need to focus on the positive, rather than the nasty.
Yes, and a good place to close the thread.

Someone once said: "Perception is reality." Maybe it is, but as usual it's in the eye / ear of the beholder. We've dealt at least 50 times with the perception of COLO SPGS as an intolerant place, and we'll probably have to deal with it all too soon again.
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