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  •  "Family values" to fundamentalists is an article (9+ / 0-)

    of faith, not one of practical reality.

    There is a very interesting article in the New Yorker some years back:

    Red Sex, Blue Sex

    It shows that in the Red States, the places that constantly extols 'family values' does worse on every statistical norm of family stability than Blue States:

    Red States have more Unwed motherhood, early marriage, divorce, education that stops when the first child is born, the relegation of these young mothers to a lifetime of minimum wage jobs.

    In the Northeast, couples marry later, have fewer divorces, higher incomes, etc. etc. etc.

    Dog whistles or not, the ideal of 'family values' in practical reality happens more in the secular Blue states than the Red States.

    HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

    by HylasBrook on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 11:51:29 AM PDT

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