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New York Times study names Mississippi as state least tolerant of gay people

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  1. Ian Bower 9 Dec 2013, 7:54pm

    Well, they voted to keep the symbol of slavery on their state flag so I guess it’s understandable.

  2. Hmmm, wouldn’t it be funny if you lined up the states that opposed racial integration and the ones that resisted GLBT rights? I wonder if you would say “SNAP!”

  3. Isn’t this the State that ended up with Michael Moore forcing them to ban slavery? In either the 1990′s or Early 2000′s. So I don’t think they’re the most forward thinking people in America.

  4. You need to separate the political reality from human reality. Georgia is just as gay as California and I’ve lived here over 10 years (moved from California), and I’ve never been discriminated against. In fact, its common knowledge that quite a large percentage of the population is gay. Now the republican politicians hate it, and people vote their party lines, even the gay ones, so its understandable why these results could be taken the wrong way. The political arena may be very intolerant, but the actual people are not.

    1. The city of Atlanta (known as a gay mecca) is not the same as the rest of the state.

  5. But surely, this news is about as revelatory as the fact that the pope wears a big hat. Once a bunch of bigots, always a bunch of bigots ….

  6. really, what can you expect from a state that still calls blacks “nigras”? and interestingly enough, those other us states mentioned are tremendous hotbeds of homosexuality.

  7. I don’t think anyone is really surprised by this at all. Mississippi is one of the most extreme states in the US whether it’s racial issues, religious insanity, homophobia, sexism, anti-government sentiment…

    Stats show that the Southern states, despite larger populations, have lower educational attainment. Mississippi is in the lowest ten for college education. Not surprisingly, Mississippi comes in last of all the US states for Math and Science – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/state-education-rankings-_n_894528.html

    “The state has one of the lowest levels of parental education in the nation and the most families in poverty. They are the only state in which less than 20 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and reading.”
    http://www.takepart.com/photos/five-best-states-education-five-worst/47-mississippi-one-of-the-5-worst

    Interesting that the more religious the state, the more people in poverty. Not so Christian when it comes to looking after each other!

  8. As expected. Not really surprising though is it really.

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