They're just as willing here to vote Rat, even though they profess to be Catholic. It's just something they do because their parents and grandparents did it, more of an ethnic pride thing. We got rid of that in the NW, too, I've heard more names that the Irish call the Italians (and vice-versa) than I ever did back in WA.
Thanks for your eye-opening perspective.
Had to leave the table when my wife’s elderly mother and aunt, both of whom volunteer at their parish, voted for Hitlery. Another older female friend, a small college professor, just left the Church over sexism.
The Church is reliant on women, but it is losing them.
Please do not use potty language or references to potty language on the Religion Forum.
BTW: Remember that many people in NY call themselves "Catholic" or "Jewish" but ask them about their faith and they will be clueless. Also keep in mind that in the more sophisticated regions of New York, folks DO NOT refer to themselves by ethnicity (except if they are Jewish or Asian). This is a blue collar/white trash thing IMHO.