evangelical christianity has huge wealth coupled with massive political and social power. There are some pretty nasty beliefs behind the 'niceness' you mention. Would you like a list-I don't want to bring up god hates fags again-there's loads to go at. You spent two years in the States: what did you learn about other religions, beliefs, cu;tires and races in the country?
What do say, jews, muslims, sikhs, agnostics, atheists, jedi knights, buddhists, hindus, voodoo worshipers and so on 'very naturally' attribute 'all their good actions to?' Noywithstanding evangelica;l christians regard the death penalty as a 'good action'.
All you are showing here is your ignorance. Christians are in conflict about every single subject that isn't categorically stated in the Bible. You will find Christians in favour of the death penalty (in the US, here, everywhere) and those against it. You will find some in favour of abortion and some against it. You will find some very welcoming to gay people and some not so welcoming. And all points in between. Christians rarely agree on anything and that is illustrated by the number of denominations around the world which collectively make up the Christian church. Roman Catholics believe their priests should not be married; pretty much every other Christian denomination believes they should be! Pentecostal Christians believe they can talk in the tongues of angels; pretty much every other Christian denomination doesn't! The ignorance of people on here just towards one faith never mind all the others you list is quite astonishing but not remotely surprising and in some instances - especially the hysterical references to cults and sects - it's quite funny. (Clearly those who use the terms have no idea what they actually mean)
Religion is based on ignorance and fear.
It explains the unexplainable, it assuages fear.
Which one is it then?