Spent my whole life, so far, in Appalachian Ohio but I have connections to Texas on my mother's side.
Even though I am a conservative CoCer I go against the grain when it comes to politics. I liked LBJ (although I was still a kid) and Jimmy Carter and I think of Reagan as a divorced actor who though despite having DoC roots, never had much of a religious life. I don't understand Reagan's popularity with evangelicals. I thinks gays are going to hell but as long as they are here I think they should have legal rights including the right to marry. Gossip is a sin but we don't stop gossips from marrying. One of the reasons I don't vote for Democrats on the local and state level is because many of them are Catholic and I was brought up that them thar are evil people and not to be trusted.
I think it best that I don't talk about politics much at church. That is probably a good idea for most of us.