... I should also note that my experiences with evangelical protestants and cultural conservatives have been overwhelmingly positive. I obviously disagree about a lot of things but I have found that if you treat them and their views with respect while disagreeing with them they will treat you very well. I think our society is a (much) better society for their presence.
I wish I could say that liberals I have known have been respectful in their disagreement with evangelical protestants and cultural conservatives but I cannot. In fact, I have to say that the outpouring of bigotry and hatred towards these groups I have seen from liberals I know is one of the things poisoning our society.