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13 Best U.S. Cities for Conservatives to Live

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Electoral trends show America’s large cities growing more and more liberal, meaning urban conservatives are becoming more and more isolated. However, there are a handful of cities out there that buck the trend and still provide friendly habitat for city-dwelling conservatives. We scoured the country for large cities with populations over 200,000 that offer a combination of conservative values, a high quality of life, and plenty of big city activities to enjoy.

We looked into recent voting trends, tax rates, business-friendly grades, locals who identify as “highly religious,” gun-friendly laws, conservative local politicians, and more. Then we combined them with quality of life indicators like crime rate, commute times, housing prices, unemployment rate, and more.  In the end we concluded these are the 13 Best U.S. Cities for Conservatives to Live

1st—OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

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Oklahoma City is a red city in an extremely red state that offers a great quality of life. The area is awash in oil and gas money, something that keeps the unemployment rate low and ensures it’s the most “recession proof city in America,” according to Forbes magazine. Oklahoma City is situated right in the middle of Tornado Alley, but it’s also home to the corporate headquarters of Sonic Drive-In so a Sonic Happy Hour is always close by. The conservative city doesn’t much believe in government redistributing wealth, but it saw no problem with the NBA redistributing liberal Seattle’s beloved Supersonics to their city. Now that the city has the Oklahoma City Thunder, it’s getting even more national exposure for its cuisine, nightlife, and local attractions.

Population:  599,199

Median Household Income:  $44,937

Median List Price For A Home:  $134,000

Unemployment Rate:  4.7%

Home Ownership:  60.6%

Commute Time:  20.1 minutes

Taxes: Income tax and 3.75% sales tax

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  Tornadoes and Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK)

Things To Do:  Dine at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse, enjoy the zoo and botanical gardens, check out the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and visit The American Pigeon Museum.

Famous Locals: Sports columnist Skip Bayless, chef Rick Bayless, NFL receiver Wes Welker, and… Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Seriously. It’s hard to believe Sen. Elizabeth Warren is from here.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  41.7% (Oklahoma County)

Mayor:  Mick Cornett—Republican

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2nd—COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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While the hippies in Boulder and Denver meditate and medicate (with marijuana), Colorado Springs is keeping it conservative. This mountain city is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, a handful of military bases, and numerous defense industry jobs. Forbes magazine gave Colorado Springs an A+ grade in its list of “Best U.S. Cities for Business.” Many are attracted to the fantastic weather, including the U.S. Olympic Training Center, which trains numerous Olympians in high altitude. In recent years, the city has attracted a number of evangelical Christian organizations, including Focus on the Family, Young Life, and numerous others.

Population:  431,834

Median Household Income:  $53,747

Median List Price For A Home:  $201,000 (View homes for sale in Colorado Springs HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  8.0%

Home Ownership:  61.1%

Commute Time:  20.7 minutes

Taxes:  Income tax and 7.63% sales tax

Reasons Liberals Avoid It:  Congressional Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), who has an A rating by the NRA and 87% on The Heritage Foundation’s scorecard (highest in Colorado).

Things To Do:  The neighboring mountains offer ample opportunity for hiking, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing. Also, Colorado Springs is home to the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  38.1% (El Paso County)

Mayor:  Steve Bach—Republican

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3rd—ANAHEIM, CA

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Most conservatives view Southern California as a liberal hellscape, a land of porn stars, pricey social programs, and Hollywood elites who shovel cash into Democrats’ coffers. However, it’s also the state that brought the country President Ronald Reagan, and there’s still Orange County, a Republican stronghold filled with republican cities and towns like Anaheim. While Anaheim’s residents must endure both a state income and sales tax, the financial blow is lessened by perpetual sunshine and the happiest place on earth—Disneyland.

Population:  343,248

Median Household Income:  $45,330

Median List Price For A Home:  $426,000 (View homes for sale in Anaheim HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  8.4%

Home Ownership Rate:  49.1%

Commute Time:  26.8 minutes

Taxes:  Income tax, 8.0% sales tax

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  Disney’s labor practices

Things To Do:  Catch a MLB game at Angel Stadium, visit Disneyland or Knott’s Berry Farm, or enjoy shopping and dining out.

Mayor:  Tom Tait—Republican

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  44.8% (Orange County)

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4th—FORT WORTH, TX

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Fort Worth may be home to liberal hero and State Senator Wendy Davis, but it’s still a Republican city. Home to Texas Christian University, Fort Worth is the “5th Most Bible-Minded Large City” and over 46 percent of residents identify as “highly religious.” The city’s famed Fort Worth Stockyards remains a fixture, an example of the locals pride in its western heritage, as well as its cowboy and cowgirl past. Plus, because Fort Worth is in Texas, it retains the constitutional right to secede from the U.S. if it so chooses.

Population:  777,992

Median Household Income:  $50,456

Median List Price For A Home:  $247,000 (View homes for sale in Fort Worth HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  $6.0%

Home Ownership:  59.8%

Commute Time:  25.6 minutes

Taxes: NO income tax, 8.25% sales tax

Why Liberals Avoid It:  The bouncers and bartenders can be unfriendly to outsiders at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Things To Do:  Take part in the Fort Worth Zombie Crawl, catch some live music at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, eat steak, tour various museums and galleries, and check out a rodeo.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  41.4% (Tarrant County)

Mayor:  Betsy Price—Republican

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5th—BOISE, ID

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In the unlikely event that San Francisco and Salt Lake City had a lovechild and raised it in the mountains, you’d have Boise, Idaho. The tech jobs are plentiful, the Mormonism abundant, there are no restrictions on assault weapons, and there’s plenty of art, music and theater. Boise is the cultural heart of one of America’s reddest states, and democrats are increasingly relegated to the sidelines, holding no major seats at the federal or state level. It’s not surprising, in Idaho there are 29.7% more conservatives than liberals.

Population: 230,058

Median Household Income:  $49,516

Median List Price For A Home:  $275,000 (View Boise homes for sale HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  6.1%

Home Ownership:  61.5%

Commute Time:  17.5 minutes

Taxes:  Income tax and sales tax (6.0%)

Reasons Liberals Avoid It:  Congressional Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Boise), who has an A rating by the NRA and 78% on The Heritage Foundation’s scorecard.

Things To Do:  Fly fishing, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, eating deep fried finger steaks, and more. Check this out to learn more:  “32 Things to Consider Before Moving to Boise.”

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  42.7% (Ada County)

Mayor:  David H. Bieter—Democrat

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6th—NASHVILLE, TN

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Nashville may have voted for Obama, but it is still the “Buckle on the Bible Belt.” The city is known as the “Protestant Vatican” because it’s home to over 700 churches, a handful of christian colleges, and the headquarters for the Southern Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention USA, and the National Association of Free Will Baptists. According to the American Bible Society, Nashville is the “America’s Most Bible-Minded Large City,” which isn’t surprising since it’s home to the largest producer of bibles (Thomas Nelson). In addition to being the Country Music Capital of the World,” Nashville’s also home to Christian record companies like EMI Christian Music Group and Provident Label Group and World Records.

Population:  624,496

Median Household Income:  $46,141

Median List Price For A Home:  $191,700 (View Nashville homes for sale HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  6.8%

Home Ownership:  56.2%

Commute Time:  23.3 minutes

Taxes: NO income tax (except on dividend and interest income), but sales tax is 9.25%

Reason Liberals Avoid It: They’re waiting for Dolly Parton to come to them.

Things To Do:  Watch live music, eat hot chicken, cheer for Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (a Tim Tebow who can throw a football). Here are “27 Things to Consider Before Moving to Nashville.”

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  58.5%

Mayor:  Karl Dean—Democrat

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7th—ANCHORAGE, AK

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Few cities in America offer the natural beauty, or access to natural resources, that Anchorage does. Sure, moose and bears wander the streets in winter and “Sarah Palin” is now considered a dirty word there, but Anchorage is still located in the Wild West of Alaska. Oil drilling is always in style, guns are plentiful and permits are not required, and nobody pays sales or income tax. It’s a conservative wonderland, provided you ignore recent gains Democrats have been making.

Population:  298,610

Median Household Income:  $75,485

Median List Price For A Home: $312,000

Unemployment Rate: 5.1%

Home Ownership: 61.4%

Commute Time:  18.6 minutes

Taxes:  No income tax, no sales tax.

Things To Do:  Hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, sled dog racing, ice carving, shouting insults at Vladimir Putin across the Bering Strait, etc.

Why Liberals Avoid It:  Because Sarah Palin is from just down the road in Wasilla.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  Under 50%

Mayor:  Dan Sullivan—Republican

8th—Arlington, TX

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George W. Bush may live in Dallas, but Dallas belongs to the Democrats now. However, neighboring red cities have Dallas surrounded, offering conservatives an expansive urban refuge unlike anywhere else in the country. Like Plano and Fort Worth, Arlington has a republican mayor, conservative voters, and plenty of economic opportunity.

Population:  375,600

Median Household Income:  $52,699

Median List Price For A Home: $226,000

Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

Home Ownership: 58.5%

Commute Time:  25.6 minutes

Taxes:  NO income tax, 8.0% sales tax

Things To Do:  Catch a game at Cowboys Stadium or Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, visit the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame, or take a break from America’s political/economic roller coaster and ride the fun ones at Six Flags Over Texas.

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  It’s the largest American city not served by a comprehensive public transportation system.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  41.4% (Tarrant County)

Mayor:  Robert Cluck—Republican

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9th—GILBERT, AZ

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Once the “Hay Capital of the World,” Gilbert has moved beyond its agricultural roots and become the fourth fastest growing municipality in America. Highly educated, affluent, and incredibly safe (5th Safest in America), Gilbert is a fast-growing city that still feels like a small town. Because Arizona’s only gun restriction is the National Firearms Act, Gilbert residents over 21 are free to purchase, own and carry a gun. Conservative values are a selling point in Gilbert; there’s even a local real estate agent named John VanTilburg who goes by the title of “The Conservative’s Real Estate Agent.”

Population:  221,140

Median Household Income:  $80,090

Median List Price For A Home:  $246,000 (View homes for sale in Gilbert HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  5.4%

Home Ownership:  74.2%

Commute Time:  26.9 minutes

Taxes:  Income tax and 7.8% sales tax

Reasons Liberals Avoid It:  Local Congressional Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), who has an A+ rating by the NRA and 98% on The Heritage Foundation’s scorecard.

Things To Do:  Enjoy family-oriented activities, year-round golfing (over 160 courses within 30 miles), explore the Sonoran desert, and bask in nearly perpetual sunshine.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  43.2 (Maricopa County)

Mayor:  John Lewis—Republican

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10th—PLANO, TX

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Business-friendly Plano is home to the corporate headquarters of Pizza Hut, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Frito Lay, and other companies that anger Michelle Obama for making America #1 in child obesity. It’s also home to Rent-A-Center, Siemens PLM Software, Alliance Data, and JCPenney and more. Plano routinely shows up on lists for “best places to live,” particularly due to its economic opportunities, wealth, and lack of crime. Because it’s in Texas, there are few regulations on gun ownership, and it has castle doctrine and stand-your ground laws, making it legal to use deadly force on anyone unlawfully attempting to enter one’s home.

Population:  272,068

Median Household Income:  $82,901

Median List Price For A Home:  $418,000 (View Plano homes for sale HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  6.0%

Home Ownership:  65.5%

Commute Time:  25.9 minutes

Taxes:  NO income tax, 8.25% sales tax

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  Local Congressional Rep. Sam Johnson, a former Vietnam War POW, once offered to solve the President’s Syria problem by personally flying an F-15 over the country and dropping two nukes on it (article).

Things To Do:  Get rich

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  33.5% (Collin County)

Mayor:  Harry LaRosiliere—Republican

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11th—JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Jacksonville is the hometown of conservative royalty like football icon Tim Tebow, singer Pat Boone, and Southern Rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band. The city has a strong military presence thanks to multiple navy bases, and because it’s located in Florida there’s no income tax. Unlike other large Florida cities like Tampa and Miami, the people of Jacksonville tend to vote Republican. Jacksonville’s current mayor is a Democrat, but he won narrowly, and the previous three mayors were all Republicans.

Population:  836,507

Median Household Income:  $49,192

Median List Price For A Home: $135,000 (View Jacksonville homes for sale HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  6.7%

Home Ownership:  63.3%

Commute Time:  23.5 minutes

Taxes:  NO income tax / 6% sales tax

Things To Do:  The city has plenty of performing arts and live music, the largest urban park system in America, access to beaches, and someday the Jacksonville Jaguars will be watchable again.

Mayor:  Alvin Brown—Democrat

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  47.8% (Duvall County)

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12th—SPOKANE, WA

Snapshot 10:31:13 3:41 PMWashington State is divided in half like a McDonald’s McDLT. The west side is the left side, the rainy and wet side, the urban side filled with Seattle liberals. On the east side of the Cascade Mountains is the state’s Republican stronghold, a population of ranchers, farmers, and others actively trying to create a separate state independent from Western Washington. Spokane is the metropolitan center for Eastern Washington, as well as the Inland Northwest. It’s the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis and the most conservative large city in the Pacific Northwest.

Population:  209,525

Median Household Income:  $41,466

Median List Price For A Home:  $165,000

Unemployment Rate:  7.2%

Home Ownership:  57.1%

Commute Time:  19.9 minutes

Taxes:  NO income tax, 8.7% sales tax

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  It’s really close to Idaho

Things To Do:  Outdoor activities like fishing, hiking, and boating, as well as museums, semi-pro sports teams, wineries and breweries, and a strong performing arts and music scene.

Famous Locals:  Singer Bing Crosby, actor Craig T. Nelson, NBA star John Stockton, and MLB player Ryne Sandberg.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012):  45.6% (Spokane County)

Mayor:  David Condon—Republican

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13th—SILICON VALLEY, CA

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Sure, the cities that make up Silicon Valley are socially liberal and donate heavily to Democrats, but the southern part of San Francisco Bay is filled with Libertarian wealth creators and techno-utopians that the Republican Party’s actively trying to court. Social conservatism is not en vogue, but the area is filled with Ayn Rand-inspired objectivists committed to the cause of individualism. Is it a sign of change to come that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently hosted a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, or that Sen. Rand Paul is rubbing elbows with Silicon Valley’s libertarian-leaning entrepreneurs? Perhaps, but a few local billionaires are even dreaming up a libertarian floating city inhabited by tech nerds.

Population:  3.5-4 million

Median Household Income:  $89,064

Median List Price For A Home:  $743,000 (View homes for sale in Santa Clara County HERE)

Unemployment Rate:  5.9%

Home Ownership:  58.7%

Commute Time:  24.3 minutes

Things To Do:  Make money hand-over-fist

Reason Liberals Avoid It:  They don’t, but the high cost of living is a challenge for lots of people.

Local Conservatives:  Some of the GOP’s largest Silicon Valley donors include HP CEO Meg Whitman (ran for governor), Facebook investor Peter Thiel, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, and AOL CEO Tim Armstrong.

Percent Who Voted For Obama (2012): 69.8% (Santa Clara County)

 

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Did we forget any other large cities that are ideal for conservatives? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Leon Foonman

    Just like California, where there’s near full employment. Terrible situation!

  • jeremyjanson

    Look up the voting stats. Houston votes about 55% Republican now. Rhode Island had a pretty shocking far right Christian Conservative governor a few years back – you can’t assess a regions political alignment by one celebrity.

  • Leon Foonman

    And they all worship Republicon Jesus, the one that hates welfare and wants to keep the death penalty.

  • Leon Foonman

    They just want to get away from Darrel Issa, car thief turned “conservative icon”.. and his repeated crying jags.

  • Leon Foonman

    You should refuse free health care, it’s a republicon idea, Nixon, Eisnenhour both wanted national health care, truly a communist plot.

  • Leon Foonman

    When did they change “america” to a verb?

  • Leon Foonman

    High rate ! If you lived in a nicer home, say a 500,000 dollar home, you ‘d be paying like 10K a year.

  • jeremyjanson

    I’ve been to Spokane – it’s not that bad. Hardly any crime, housing’s inexpensive and high quality, some nice parks and natural areas nearby, WONDERFUL restaurants and fine dining, fairly polite people – the only bad thing about Spokane is the economy is almost 100% banking. No factories, no significant high-tech, just banks, banks, banks…

  • Leon Foonman

    of course posting right-wing comments and making .03 cents for each one is free enterprise at it’s best. Jealous much? Still living with your parents is kind of hard I guess.

  • CLT

    Oh, Leon. I am an expert on education. And just because you don’t believe me doesn’t make it less true. Butt, I take no expert status with asstrophysics.

  • jeremyjanson

    Like the propaganda and hate slander you just shit out of your mouth?

  • jeremyjanson

    Talk about a non-sequitir…

  • jeremyjanson

    Idk where exactly you get your information from but its shit.

  • jeremyjanson

    Today’s GOP is more the party of JFK than the party of Nixon, and the Democrats basically ARE the party of Nixon. Political parties C-H-A-N-G-E with time.

  • jeremyjanson

    Keep in mind that when he was talking about the adulteress widow, he was referring to a person that the society had no genuine need to put to death, and no, life in prison is not a more Christian punishment.

  • jeremyjanson

    And I’m sure all those people are thankful to be flipping burgers for $9 an hour in a place where you can’t afford an apartment for less than 3K a month.

  • jeremyjanson

    Except you, apparently…

  • CLT

    There are several dynamics that make up the modern educational system. You re right, there is white flight and that has been going on for almost 50 years. The ruination began when families started falling apart, divorce, drugs. etc., when personal responsibility was replaced by victimhood, and when the government programs and “incentives”reinforced the decline of the family and advanced victimhood. I am not sure what your are referring to in the “reject the worst students and throw them off on the public schools” comment. Home schooling has NOTHING to do with that. Home schooling is about parents, and parent communities, keeping their children in home environments that provide a strong educational milieu devoid of the nonsense plaguing public schools.

  • CLT

    Thanks for the Latin props. As for the homeschooling data – we are going to have to agree to disagree.

  • The Logical Truth

    You are clueless

  • Walt Lonsdale

    Is that because Stalin did such a great job?

  • Walt Lonsdale

    I thought liberals didn’t believe in hell.

  • Walt Lonsdale

    No, he just smelled the body odor of your unwashed skin

  • Walt Lonsdale

    Maybe he has a life and not stuck in his mothers basement

  • never_wore_zubaz

    Walt, you’re not making sense. I think you’re having a stroke.

  • Leon Foonman

    you should know about flipping boogers

  • Leon Foonman

    oooh… hit a little nerve there, eh? Lol

  • Leon Foonman

    Oh baby, you are so macho…

  • UncleBert

    Barry and you leftists are getting spanked.

    Bibi wins in Israel. “Holder in a skirt” Lynch’s nomination is placed on hold. The proposed M855 ammo ban backfires miserably. And the gun-grabbing head of the BATFE is forced out.

    Conservatives are winning because leftism is a losing philosophy and you guys are big time losers, aren’t you?

  • Your1Friend

    Excellent point.

    Sadly, the results are there for all the world to see.

  • Your1Friend

    Sadly, liberals have to live in hells that conservatives create.

    Only look at the Middle East!

  • Your1Friend

    Today’s “conservatives” are far closer to Communism than liberals could ever be!

  • Mahtoofislooth

    Nashville? Really? And as someone who lives in the bay area, telling people to go to Silicon valley to avoid liberals is like telling them to flock to San Francisco, only to be sure to bring even more money with them. Did the author even research this or just make guesses based on random stats and cliches.

  • Mahtoofislooth

    Shhhhh only the state can teach your kids, trust the state, they know best.

  • blidL

    you can thank Obama for that.

  • Your1Friend

    Only a conservative would ever actually believe that!

  • raziel71

    Sorry but your big bang is not a supportable theory anymore. You have to update yourself about science. Nature supports a man and a woman relationship, so does science . Gay relationships are unnatural and highly unhealthy for both the body and the mind. There is no gay DNA or genetics. I would have to educate you in a big range of topics for you to understand. So your point is as religious as believing in flying unicorns. Homosexuality still have all the criteria of a mental illness and was taken out of the book by a VOTE and not scientific data. I wish they would have out voted cancer too at that time and maybe we would not have cancer now? Exactly. That is the leftard ideology behind this. Now 2 psychologist in Canada are saying that pedophilia is a “sexual orientation” , same as homosexuality, and pedophile groups like nambla are using this backup to ask for their rights to abuse children freely. There is nothing legally that defines homosexuality but a vague “sexual orientation “, for which they neither have an explanation. Now they opened pandora box and they will have to grant the “rights ” for perverts to abuse your children. Instead of feelings you should try to use natural law, logic and reason along with facts and maybe you would sound credible at least. Go educate yourself instead of being indoctrinated by your liberal party.

  • crewoldt

    That would be any of the locations on the list John Wayne Jr. Thanks for the heads up. You may now be unfriendly to outsiders, allow your children to become obese, and shoot people that come in your house on your own.

  • Arthur Jackson

    You’re right. Government bureaucracies and the ivory towers of academia are more suited to incompetent nitwits who can’t compete in the private sector.

  • never_wore_zubaz

    oh i know, the challenges of hat-embroidery mall kiosks

  • HeartPunch

    You are just silly.

  • HeartPunch

    Sorry, I meant to say…really, really silly. I feel bat that you can not tell the difference between what two consenting adults do for pleasure and protecting a minor. I agree that there is no evidence for a “gay DNA” as you put it, but why are you so hung up on what other adults choose to do? Allowing same sex marriage has no effect on you at all. It does not change or diminish your rights. No one is making you do anything…so stop crying you big baby and learn to follow the silver rule.

  • raziel71

    I think you have a reading comprehension problem, when you could not understand what I wrote that they want to include pedophilia to be a sexual orientation like homosexuality. Maybe too much caca flowing back to your brain due to your pervert lifestyle? You seem to live in some sort of fantasy word. 2 business owners had already been sued just because your “tolerant” ilk could not find another bakery and flower shop from the thousands around and had to make the life of religious people miserable.. That is going to backfire big time on your kind. Yes,… it affects everyone. It affects society, but you are too mentally ill to recognize it. And that is what all this is about. A group of perverts psychiatrists trying to make a mental illness pass as normal, and then having all you mentally ill people intervening in politics and trying to force the 97% that dont support your pervert ideas to accept them.

  • HeartPunch

    Are you even reading what you have written? Quite honestly, belief in some all powerful invisible man is a mental illness. You also clearly do not understand the difference between sexual orientation and mental illness. Sexual orientation is a mater of taste. Something that is shaped by what we experience, often when we are growing into adulthood. So individuals who find children sexually attractive have some past experiences that shape and inform their opinion causing them to feel that way. Now, not being able to control yourself and acting upon those impulses to have sexual relations with a minor…who can not legally give their consent, is certainly indicative of mental illness. As far as your perception of religious freedom allowing you to do whatever your religion calls for, I assume you would than agree to the local Jews stoning you to death for infractions against their faith, or any neo-pagan Aztec believers sacrificing you and pulling out your hart to make sure the sun keeps shining? And yes, I understand the question is as loaded as the ones you ask. Now stop being silly. Have a little love in your heart for your fellow humans who, presumably like you, are simply trying to live a happy life and can do without all the needless and pointless hate by narrow minded bigots who hide behind religion to mask their personal hatred and fear.

  • HeartPunch

    Your Christian love is truly shining through.