Liberals regularly like to prop-up the overly simplistic tactic of the dictionary meaning of the words 'conservative' & 'liberal' . and of course, who then wouldn't want to resist being conservative and delight to identify themselves liberal?
Religion everywhere is problematic. A friend of mine lives in Amish country and says it is also common for the Amish to beat their animals. I guess girls are just an extension of the livestock to some of them.