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  •  They are happy with a smaller, more hard line (3+ / 0-)
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    church in the US. They want to cull out the progressives. They're going gangbusters recruiting in Latin America and Mexico so they don't need to futz around humoring us Vatican II Libs anymore. There's no existential worry about the empty US pews. The hardliners who fill the pew with 9 kids and vote Republican keep opening their wallets so they're satisfied.

    •  That strategy won't get them far. (3+ / 0-)
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      CoExistNow, SixSixSix, Ahianne

      Third world peoples don't like their children attacked any more than we do.  With the communication we have today their honey pot won't be sweet for long.  I understand the discontent has already begun.

      Everyone! Arms akimbo!

      by tobendaro on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:35:36 AM PST

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    •  Well, Latin America is changing on social issues.. (0+ / 0-)

      You're seeing liberalization on social issues in Latin America as well. Many of those countries are relaxing their laws on consensual crimes, or had lax laws in the first place (prostitution, drug possession, gambling). I think Mexico state has legalized gay marriage (not sure about mother Mexican states), and homosexuality seems to be pretty widely accepted in most urban areas throughout the country (I saw a ton of gay bars in Tijuana in December). Brazil is kind of famous for being a Catholic country that's also pretty open, sexually. Central America, having been to Guatemala, I'm not sure homosexuality and abortion would be so acceptable there, but Guatemala is also more evangelical than most other countries in Latin America. No idea about other countries in Central America. I'm pretty sure Daniel Ortega has taken a hard stance against legal abortion since he's resumed power in Nicaragua.

      So I'm not sure they can gain much traction when movement seems to be heading in the right direction.

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