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  • “It’s is not on everyone’s radar for a great city, and it should be. The people of Houston know it, and other people are just waking up to it.”
    Uh oh….first Houston becomes a cool place per PBS noting how culturally diverse and a #1 “refuge city” it is then it attracts those who help to turn it into just another blue-state hellhole.

  • Since when is Houston a ‘refuge city’? And is that a reason for visiting? Or maybe diversity is sufficient: tourists will pay thousands to fly in and admire all of the different kinds of people we have here.

  • @Dana: Blue state hellhole? Religious by any chance?

  • HEBvsKroger,

    Everyone isn’t coming here over California because of the beautiful weather and views.

  • HEB: Why would someone who thinks that Texas is in danger of becoming a ‘blue-state hellhole’ necessary be religious?
    I’m very traditional / libertarian and not very religious (but I suppose if I was religious, that wouldn’t change my views about personal liberty or my opinions about the role/size of government)
    But the inverse to your point is this: Why would anyone who is religious vote blue? Given the overwhelming majority of the nation that’s religious, how do the dems win anything?

  • @awp: Literally! I actually saw a conservative Christian family migrate to Texas from California due to that reason. Gross.

  • Jesus was the original SJW

  • America is much less religious than it used to be. Religious affiliation is dropping, especially among young people. About 35% of millenials are non-affiliated.

    Americans talk about going to church a lot but few go regularly. Everyone wants to believe “I’m the kind of good person who goes to church every week” – “The Gallup International, a self-reporting survey conducted via telephone, indicates that 37% of Americans report that they attend religious services weekly or near-weekly in 2013.[8] Self-reporting surveys conducted online indicate substantially lower weekly attendance rates,[12] and methods of measurement that don’t rely on self-reporting estimate even lower rates; for instance, a 2005 study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion found that just 22% of Americans attend services weekly.[13]).”

  • More and more people are being turned off by religion and self-described Christians’ hypocrisy. Those who profit from these huge money-making endeavors will have to find a new scam.

  • @HEB…would go with spiritual not religious.
    I just don’t think that the current politics and mindset that infest those states is something to hope for here or anywhere…Houston has showed that you can enjoy people and cultures and be far from a bigot or phobe and still be for allowing guns,, only legal immigration etc..and reject the blue-state extremism.
    The point though was to notice that the wave of describing the national identity of Houston as a diverse world city has now washed up onto the shores of PBS. Expect even more old-school liberals to move here probably some with the idea that they can help “fix” this place.

  • Cody, the church has been using the term “social justice” for a long time before a bunch of conservative trolls made an effort to vilify the term: