I just joined this group the other day. I look forward to getting to know you and joining in some of the discussions. I'm sorry that my first posting (besides introducing myself) consists of bad news, but I wanted to inform others who don't already know it, that fundamentalist hate and ignorance is alive and well in "Wild, Wonderful West Virginia".
A week or so ago, the West Virginia Senate passed a bill to ban discrimination against gays and transgendered people in employment and housing. The fundamentalists went to work right away to keep it from going to the full House for a vote but they didn't succeed. It did go to the full House but it didn't pass. Here are the website addresses if anyone wants to read about it.
Knowing that there's a lot of ignorant right-wing, fundamentalist red necks in this "Bible belt" state, I'm not surprised that it didn't pass. I'm only surprised that it passed the Senate.