Originally Posted by keltic63
hey QuakerDad, I didn't know all that about the Quakers, and I'm in the Quaker State!
Well hey, time to check us out! quaker.org has some info, but best to connect with a local meeting and see what they are up to. Quaker polity is truly grounded in the local meeting, so there is some variety... and there are indeed evangelical Quakers in various parts of the country that are much more conservative than the mainstream (you can thank the 19th century evangelical revival movement for influencing Friends as they migrated west with the expanding United States).
But on the east coast, and in most university communities across the continent, Friends are overwhelmingly progressive on social issues. You can google "Friends General Conference" to get a sense of the liberal association of Friends in the U.S. The middle of the road Friends (some conservative, some liberal) can be found in the "Friends United Meeting" association. The most conservative Friends belong "Evangelical Friends International".
Hope that helps!