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  •  Mostly OK's minority religions.... (10+ / 0-)

    ...fly under the radar screen of our state's Evangelicals.

    While there's certainly plenty of ignorance of Judaism, I've encountered little antisemitism since moving here more than a decade ago (if anything, creepy quasi-philosemitic Evangelical Christian Zionism is much more common).

    The post-9/11 experience of Muslims in the state is probably rather different.

    Nonetheless, this is all part of the growing cultural diversity of the Sooner State. There'll be growing pains, of course. And we're way, way behind many other parts of the country. But slowly and surely things will get better here culturally.

    I'm afraid that politically, however, things are still going to continue getting worse for a while, as the intolerant majority attempts to fight a rearguard action against the tides of change.

    Stop Obama's Wars Now! Bring the Troops Home!

    by GreenSooner on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:44:32 PM PDT

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    •  I wish you the best. Shalom. nt (2+ / 0-)
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      A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.

      by Purple Priestess on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:50:13 PM PDT

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    •  Happy to see this comment (3+ / 0-)
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      GreenSooner, BigOkie, brein

      While Oklahoma is (properly) mocked for the hilarious stupidity of its politicians, the Oklahomans who compensate for it more than compensate. I have a friend who runs a food pantry for PLWAs and recycles HIV medicines for Latin America, and the work her group does is just outstanding.

      "I had seen the universe as it begins for all things. It was, in reality, a child's universe, a tiny and laughing universe." Loren Eiseley

      by cadejo4 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:53:58 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you, GreenSooner (3+ / 0-)
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      for an excellent summary of what goes on here.  It is difficult to explain Oklahoma to people on the "outside".  Good people with a  totally insane power structure trying to run the show.

      "When your heart skips a beat stay on your feet, don't throw that moment away!"--Rob Fetters, 'Fear is Never Boring'

      by BigOkie on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:54:29 PM PDT

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    •  Sure they love Jews (1+ / 0-)
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      and are looking foward to post Rapture when you all convert to Christianity or get killed.

      Speaking of The rapture...Hey Evangelicals, when you all leave can I have your stuff?

      Truth has a liberal bias.

      by Wahrheit on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 07:04:07 PM PDT

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