We live in a very conservative Christian town. Ostensibly this would mean that there is a huge charity focus, residents would be non-judgmental, kind, and accepting.
And I was called a bleeding heart liberal- because of my political leanings.
I prefer compassionate.
I do not like seeing people have to choose between medical care and food- I strongly oppose that.
The environment needs to be protected- we only have one planet- we need to treasure it and care for it.
I do not like seeing oppressed people further oppressed. I will stand with anyone who tries to stop it.
I do not like seeing people victimized. I will stand with any one to try and stop it.
My beliefs and morals are mine... and they guide my behavior and choices- but I may not impose them on anyone else. Our government was founded on the principle of religious freedom (freedom of religion and from religion).
Maybe I am a bleeding heart liberal. I hope I can raise my kids to be compassionate bleeding heart liberals too.