Originally Posted by spindler
So while it's not true that every non-metro Christian is bigoted, fears atheists and thinks all of America depends on us having guns, there is a certain group and mentality where those traits cluster together. So lots of gun nuts would be surprised to know C.H. kissed a black woman or spoke against creationism.
Sure, but that's stereotyping. It's not even very accurate, since there are a lot of "gun nuts" in america, from all over. In fact, you probably have friends who own guns that you don't even know about. I was shocked to find out that of my close friends, who are of various political and religious leanings, I'm one of only three that doesn't own at least one gun. One of my friends owns six guns, including an AR-15. I had no idea! I bet most of your neighbors in Beverly Hills have mountains of guns.
More importantly, your post drips with stereotyping. I'm not terribly critical of stereotyping, because so much of the time it's appropriately gained and applied in localized scenarios. If a store owner makes a racist remark based on observational stereotypes, that's actually more couth than what you've just done, since there's the likelihood that his stereotype is based on extensive personal experience in a very controlled environment. In other words, it's mildly scientific. Your claims make global characterizations based on very limited regional observations, and they are exceptionally bigoted: (non-metro Christian?)
Originally Posted by SDW2001
Gore would probably try and convert them to solar power.
I bet Gore owns a gun. If not, he certainly benefits from his bodyguards having them.