As many of you know Richard Dillon and I have started a new site and when I read his article "Religous Hate in Western Kentucky Borders on the Occult" I was moved by what's going on not only in Western Kentucky, but what's going on in the rural areas of Kentucky.
To ignore this sort of stuff and call these folks racist, Jesus freaks or idiots will not resolve what's going on. I suggest it will take a real effort to change the environment these folks live in. I further suggest to ignore what's going on in Rural Kentucky would be a huge mistake by those that claim to be progressives.
I believe it's the responsibility of progressives to expose these folks for what they are and fight to change the environment that allows this sort of stuff to flourish.