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(04-21-2010, 05:32 PM)ardens Wrote: People in my state say Mexicans are turning California into Mexico. What, you mean they're turning a protestant haven of liberalism and modernism into a Catholic country?

Unfortunately, no.  The image Americans (like George Bush) have of Mexico as a country full of people devoutly saying the Rosary is at least a century out of date.  (Unsurprising, really, since the Church was attacked and suppressed by the socialist revolution of the late 19th century.)  Mexican immigrants to the USA have a much higher abortion rate than native-born groups except for blacks.  Ditto for crime, divorce, etc.  In the vote on homosexual marriage in California a couple years ago, older first-generation Hispanic immigrants did vote somewhat against homosexual marriage, but younger and second generation ones voted at least as pro-homosexual as whites.

Obviously, there are very devout Catholics in Mexico, and I don't want to denigrate them.  But as a group, they are not who's coming over the border.  To the extent that immigrants from Mexico are Catholic, it's mostly a cultural Catholicism, which quickly gives way to the secular liberalism of their new home, adding their numbers to the forces working against the Church politically and socially.
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illegal immigration and you. - by BlessedKarl - 04-20-2010, 07:18 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Iolanthe - 04-20-2010, 07:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-20-2010, 07:37 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 07:43 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-20-2010, 08:34 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-20-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Gizmo - 04-21-2010, 02:16 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by F-14 Dave - 04-21-2010, 05:06 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by glgas - 04-21-2010, 06:25 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 10:10 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Tradchick - 04-21-2010, 11:43 AM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 02:29 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 04:50 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 05:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by Mhoram - 04-21-2010, 06:10 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-21-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by SaintRafael - 04-21-2010, 06:17 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-21-2010, 07:30 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by HotRod - 04-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 03:59 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by James02 - 04-22-2010, 04:02 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by mom - 04-22-2010, 04:39 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ggreg - 04-22-2010, 05:14 PM
Re: illegal immigration and you. - by ardens - 04-22-2010, 05:26 PM



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