Has Alabama Seceded From the Bible Belt?
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05-05-2015, 09:01 PM
Has Alabama Seceded From the Bible Belt?
Interesting article in the local fish wrapper about money vs religious convictions has a subtle hint of apostasy to it. Methinks this journalist might be trying to sow some seeds of doubt in the fertile soil of the south.

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06-05-2015, 12:06 AM
RE: Has Alabama Seceded From the Bible Belt?
The journalist sure did beat around the bush to make this point:

Quote:They were opposed to gambling because gambling interests – most notably Milton McGregor – used the money from his operations to seed the campaigns of lawmakers who were friendly to his causes. And most of those were Democrats. And that's where the real change has come.

Not in the interpretation of the Bible, but in the realities of politics.

McGregor could make more money than Steve Wynn and God and he still couldn't get more than a handful of Democrats elected in Alabama today. But if his money starts rolling in again, he'll still need good, reasonable politicians to donate to. And they'll probably be Republicans.

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