Are people from Idaho closed minded?

Are people from Idaho closed minded?

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Denise

Boise, ID

#2 Jul 21, 2006
LindaKat Nampa Idaho wrote:
Are people from Idaho closed minded, or are they just afraid to speak up?
I have lived in Idaho since I was four.
If you are from Idaho, how do you feel about these topics? Not particularly related to each other.
Gay Pride
Gay Marriage
Bisexual
Transsexual
B.D.S.M.
Polaramy
Strip Clubs
art with a sexual theme
art with nudity
sex education
Porn
Sex toys
Prostitution
Glad you live in France! We dont want you here, Idaho is not Las Vegas!
smesq

AOL

#3 Jul 24, 2006
Lovely sentiment
Denise

Boise, ID

#4 Jul 24, 2006
smesq wrote:
Lovely sentiment
Thank You
Chadd

Omaha, NE

#5 Jul 31, 2006
If by "close minded" you mean conservative, then yes, Idaho is very conservative overall. But you should'nt use the word close minded, because it sounds like you are asking "Does Idaho agree with me on "X", or are they not smart enough to?" If you are asking about tolerance, most of those things you listed are tolerated but not approved of by the population in general. I can only speak for the metropolitan area around Boise, not for other parts of Idaho.
Dinah

Lake Orion, MI

#6 Sep 9, 2006
LindaKat Nampa Idaho wrote:
Are people from Idaho closed minded, or are they just afraid to speak up?
I have lived in Idaho since I was four.
If you are from Idaho, how do you feel about these topics? Not particularly related to each other.
Gay Pride
Gay Marriage
Bisexual
Transsexual
B.D.S.M.
Polaramy
Strip Clubs
art with a sexual theme
art with nudity
sex education
Porn
Sex toys
Prostitution
If you want to talk about those things, a social forum is not the place. Perhaps a porn site? Sorry.
Most of us have a sense of propriety here in the U.S..
Frightly ignorance

Alpine, UT

#7 Jan 10, 2007
Idaho needs more open minded people. The U.S. could use more open minded people in general, or at least people who don't attempt to speak for "most of us" in this land of homophobia and presumptious closet bigots. Its like football--love the game, hate the overweight, over consuming, self righteous, non contributing fans.

Since: Dec 06

Cocolalla, ID

#8 Jan 11, 2007
LindaKat: Maybe Idaho isn't the place for you.

Frightly: you contradicted yourself by saying "Idaho needs more open minded people" then, "or at least people who don't attempt to speak for "most of us"". Who are you to say Idaho needs more open minded people, you don't know who is or who isn't.
el mexicano

Cincinnati, OH

#9 Jun 22, 2007
idaho necesita mas prostitutas en las calles.
lugares donde ir y tener sexo
y dejarse de idioteses idaho tiene que ser mas liberal
T N Boise

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Jun 24, 2007
Idaho is turning into a small Los Angles. I hear cries for "Diversity" yet no one wants to pay for the extra police and crime fighting tools we will need when diversity happens. It's not safe for lower income people to live where they need to anymore
( lower cost housing). Those who live behind gated community's cry the loudest for diversity. Again look at Los Angles, It sure didn't help them. So sadly I say Idaho is opening it's mind to all the wrong things. In a short time I'm sure it will include your disturbing list.
tell the truth

United States

#11 Jun 25, 2007
Denise wrote:
<quoted text> Glad you live in France! We dont want you here, Idaho is not Las Vegas!
Denise?? Are you being nice these days?
Hanna
Dookie

Norman, OK

#12 Jul 3, 2007
T N Boise wrote:
Idaho is turning into a small Los Angles. I hear cries for "Diversity" yet no one wants to pay for the extra police and crime fighting tools we will need when diversity happens. It's not safe for lower income people to live where they need to anymore
( lower cost housing). Those who live behind gated community's cry the loudest for diversity. Again look at Los Angles, It sure didn't help them. So sadly I say Idaho is opening it's mind to all the wrong things. In a short time I'm sure it will include your disturbing list.
I'm really sorry to hear that. It's pretty much the story everywhere. Diversity for the sake of Diversity is a politically correct, feel good about yourself concept that will cause more problems than the Utopian society the pushers of it want to believe.
Jack

Pocatello, ID

#13 Jul 3, 2007
LindaKat Nampa Idaho wrote:
Are people from Idaho closed minded, or are they just afraid to speak up?
I have lived in Idaho since I was four.
If you are from Idaho, how do you feel about these topics? Not particularly related to each other.
Gay Pride
Gay Marriage
Bisexual
Transsexual
B.D.S.M.
Polaramy
Strip Clubs
art with a sexual theme
art with nudity
sex education
Porn
Sex toys
Prostitution
I believe your question & more importantly the list of very related topics points directly to your own "close mindedness". There's more to life than your apparent obsession with all things sexual.
LDS Problem

Boise, ID

#14 Jul 7, 2007
LindaKat, typically the LDS folks in Idaho are closed minded because of their cult driven perspective on life. They may think they are a religion but in other countries - like in France - they are viewed as a sect or cult that just wants to brain wash you and take your money so they can spread the word. I still remember the thief Brent Coles, ex-major of Boise and LDS. What a joy that was...hahahah..and he tried in vain to get rid of strip clubs in Boise. Great that the clown shot himself in the foot.
Amused

United States

#15 Jul 8, 2007
LDS Problem wrote:
LindaKat, typically the LDS folks in Idaho are closed minded because of their cult driven perspective on life. They may think they are a religion but in other countries - like in France - they are viewed as a sect or cult that just wants to brain wash you and take your money so they can spread the word. I still remember the thief Brent Coles, ex-major of Boise and LDS. What a joy that was...hahahah..and he tried in vain to get rid of strip clubs in Boise. Great that the clown shot himself in the foot.
Interesting point of view from someone allegedly promoting diversity. I would prefer an LDS neighbor any day over your shameless hyposcrisy.
living with faith

San Antonio, TX

#16 Jul 8, 2007
I beat up LDS kids growing up because of their religion. I'm not very proud of it. I would drive through the LDS church parking lot on Sunday morning and yell out "Mormons Suck!". That is how close minded I was. I am now a fully devoted LDS member. Hard to believe? I was very close minded when I was younger and very stupid. I thought the LDS religion was a cult and nothing more. I am so glad that I now belong to this religion. I'm so happy and so are my wife and kids.
LDS Problem

Boise, ID

#17 Jul 10, 2007
Open minded about LDS but not open minded when LDS followers knock on your door and try to distort history. Proclaiming that members of the LDS were the first, 600+ years prior Christof Columbus, to sail across the Atlantic and settled in South/Central Americas is a joke. The LDS history is laced with inaccuracies and yes, I did read the Book of Mormons, but I'm not brain washed and form my own opinions. That Smith clown was a brilliant marketer that enriched himself off the poor and uneducated. Still does to this day.
Mormons not the Problem

Salt Lake City, UT

#18 Jul 10, 2007
Is "LDS Problem" a Christian? I live in Utah and get a kick out of Christians who bash the LDS, but believe that Moses actually parted the Red Sea and that Noah really built an ark and "gathered two of every animal", or that God created the earth and all life in 7 days. The LDS faith certainly doesn't have a monopoly on gullibility or ignorance. Name any religion and I can give you countless examples of stupidity.
LDS Problem

American Falls, ID

#19 Jul 10, 2007
No Christian here. Parting the sea or make blind people see again is the same nonsense that the LDS faith is spreading. Same goes for the muslim faith or the TVevangelist in this country. Religion is just simply a crutch for the weak, uneducated, and people that cannot comprehend the disguise of religion today. Nothing more than a money making operation to spread the word and to spread wars. If it wouldn't be for religion the middle east would be at peace for a long time and 911 would have never happened. Who's getting our next president elected? We the people? No. Religion is electing our next president. All the East coast Jewish wealth is pouring in millions just to make sure that the status quo of Israel is not undermined....
Mormons not the Problem

Salt Lake City, UT

#20 Jul 10, 2007
"LDS Problem" Good to see that you feel the same way about Christians, Jews, Muslims and Mormons. I was merely pointing out that it is very hypocritical to pick on the LDS faith and ignore all the other world faiths. You should read "God is not Great" by Christopher Hitchens (if you haven't already). Maybe you should change your online name to "Religion Problem". It would be more accurate.
LDS Problem

Boise, ID

#21 Jul 11, 2007
"Mormons not the Problem" - I prefer reading and studying scientific based text like the Special Theory of Relativity and such but that is something religious folks - no matter what affiliation - do not understand because it doesn't fit their model of understanding. Let alone the math behind it. You get my drift.

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