(throwing plenty of English-speaking bones at the moment)
Ok, this Bill O'Reilly character. What does he have against us? Was he, at his now long forgotten high school, scorned by a Swedish exchange student? Or is he a converted marxist? What's the deal? Why does he hate us so?
Being for a social welfare system AND being Christian is not mutually exclusive.
Having faith, and not being afraid of speaking about it, AND being feminist is not an impossible combination.
Thinking that everyone should have, as far as possible, equal opportunities AND believing in a God that does not treat people differently on the grounds of gender, sexuality or color is perfectly logical.
The sad fact is, that even if people in Europe in general, and Sweden more specifically, know that there are a lot of very liberal, nuanced and just very nice Americans, people like O'Reilly and that horrible pastor Phelps get more air time, and thus shape the European image of Americans.
So, dear Americans, when visiting Europe, know this. This is what a lot of people think you're like - ignorant and intolerant. And know also that the image of us portrayed by these people is as false as the one they give us of you.