I just posted on the Facebook page of a conservative site about love being more than a feeling. It is also a gesture of kindness, charity, and all-inclusiveness. It was deleted within ten minutes.
In Christ's time the conservatives were the establishment. They were focused on the law and saw Christ as troublemaker. He was a progressive. He wanted love to be more important than the law. The conservatives I know have turned the Bible into a law book. Whatever it says is taken literally even though some things are custom, like wearing a veil, and not a commandment, like love your neighbor. Christ and his message of love is more important to me that the rest of the Bible and that is a progressive ideal.