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Sat May 16, 2020, 02:51 AM

10. The only thing Republicans have to do is scream

Jesus and abortion and they line up to vote for them.

Sorry but this old gal has roots in East Tennessee. I've family in Greene, Hamblen, Jefferson, & Knox counties & own property in Blount county. Their history is not the same as the history of Appalachian West Virginia.
In Appalachian East Tennessee, religion controls viewpoints on most everything.

I read an East Tenn friend's FB page where she mentioned voting democratic and inevitably, the angry screams begin about socialism**. Nevermind that tRump is pals with Putin. Walk in to any eatery with a tv & you'll find Fake blaring.

Not long ago a sweet high school friend found my email and we recently began a multi email communication, until it happened: the standard assumption that I'm religious. Because, if I'm not, I'm going to hell. Shamefully I've kept the poor girl hanging for 2 wks now because I don't know how I handle this & stay true & authentic to myself. Suggestions, anyone? It's not the same as my telling my sweet, often religious DU friends that I'm an atheist. These East Tennesseans feel as if I just told them "I'm from Mars and I came to kill babies."


I love Trae and think he's funny but he, imho, is making too light of their hardcore religious beliefs. But this is not to say that the area is densely hardcore red. It's not but it's just that too much of it is.

**Oh, what does socialism have to do with Christianity? This:
2 Thessalonians 3:10 King James Version (KJV): 10 "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." Oh, the "Good Book" is full of contradictions, is it not? And these folks use these contradictions to justify their greed and bigotry. Cue LBJ's famous quote about southern folks. TRump is still using it. Sigh.

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