Yes, the IE is full of ridiculously fanatical religious zealots (a.k.a. conservatives). That's one of the many reasons the IE is going down the drains. On the plus side, it's super cheap! If not for it being a dump, we wouldn't have been able to afford our first house. Unfortunately, now that our son is getting to school age we're stuck trying to figure out which school is least horrible. Of course the ultra-conservatives would chime in here and say we're bad parents for sending our kids to school for an education. As a medical student i don't have time for that and it saddens me to think of all of the dopey parents that are educating their children using the education they gained in the IE. Talk about the blind leading the blind.
Yes, it's a very conservative area.