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"God-Bothered States" [May. 4th, 2016|01:01 pm]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
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I love it!  One of the guys (probably Dan) on the Thank God I'm Atheist podcast was referring to red states, mostly southern, where the local legislatures are always trying to pass laws that so severely limit abortion as to nearly ban it or to finagle and twist regulations and procedures to cleverly contravene the Constitution, making it possible for high-school football teams to pray before a game.

They were talking about how god-bothered states generally have high teen pregnancy rates, high percapita porn usage, low high-school graduation rates, etc., etc.  I remember reading elsewhere that Texas and Florida are the only god-bothered states that contribute more in taxes to the federal gubmint than they get back in federal aid.  All the rest---Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, West Virginia, Idaho, South Carolina and others---depend on big gubmint to remain afloat.

God-bothered.  I love it.