Skip to main content

View Diary: Heavy evangelical turnout in Alabama and Mississippi (159 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Rmoney is all of the above Marie nt (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    apimomfan2, lyvwyr101

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 03:55:23 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  The south still struggles to concede (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      lyvwyr101

      that Catholics are Christians, not ready to grant that to a Mormon.  At least not before 11/12 when they will likely have to choose between the black Christian and the white Mormon.

      •  The MS Gulf Coast is full of Catholics, FYI. (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Marie, lyvwyr101

        The majority of evangelicals are focused in the central/northern part of the state.

        An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

        by missLotus on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 04:10:25 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  And Catholics vote for Romney, by and large (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Marie

          Santorum's support is mostly Evangelicals.

        •  5% in MS and 13% in Alabama. (0+ / 0-)

          Wouldn't describe that as high.  KY is 14%.  Have to go to LA, FL and TX to see substantial Catholic populations but even there, the Catholic Republican populations may be low.

          •  The Catholic community is more concentrated ... (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Marie

            ... in the Coastal region. When I lived in north MS for a few years, the evangelicals were everywhere and I was frequently approached for proselytization by neighbors, while shopping in the grocery store, even popping inside the gas station to pay for a tank of fuel.  They gave out religious tracts to my kids ON HALLOWEEN. As someone raised Catholic in Louisiana/Coastal MS, it was unsettling to say the least.

            My point is that to get into the true evangelical population of MS, you have to head north and away from the Gulf Coast.

            An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

            by missLotus on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 04:30:59 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Wow -- extremely rude proselytizers (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              missLotus

              down there.  The Jevohah's Witnesses and Mormons in SoCal were mostly polite and didn't accost others in grocery stores and gas stations.  My stock answer is, "I don't purchase anything that has to be advertised."

              •  It was my first experience of that kind. (1+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                Marie

                And yes, I thought it exceedingly rude, too. Once, a very friendly woman told me I looked young for my age and said I must go to church, as if that were the reason for it. When I informed her that I didn't actually attend church (failed Catholic), you could have heard a pin drop in the ten foot radius around us. She lost her smile and stared at me like I'd just grown a second head. That was the first of many experiences in that part of the country where I was judged by my lack of a "church home", as it's sometimes called. It never even happened to me before I moved there and hasn't happened once since I left. I'm thinking it's pretty special to areas where there's a high concentration of evangelicals.

                An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Gandhi

                by missLotus on Tue Mar 13, 2012 at 04:59:55 PM PDT

                [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site