In Some Parts Of The U.S. "Redneck" Is Actually Considered A Religion

While certainly no experts on spiritual matters, until today we were unaware of the existence of a religion being practiced in the South.

As seen in the above excerpt from a Bradenton (Florida) Police Department report, suspect Joshua Lee Joehlin told cops that he is a member of the “Redneck” faith.

Joehlin, a 20-year-old Texan, was busted early Sunday morning on a felony charge of engaging in a lewd and lascivious act with a minor. Joehlin, pictured at left, is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

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Why do you have a a problem with Jewish gay people from the north, sparky? I live int he south and don't care. Why do you?
Perhaps the best comment on this thread.
LOL, Texas. Why am not surprised?
Anything outside of the Castro district must be pretty alien to you.
Term "Redneck" actually has a very proud history. However, it is most often used as an insult by young, white, publicly schooled dweebs from the suburbs who have gotten their worldly experience from having their passports checked at IHOP and slurping Appleteenies with Betty Sue Rottencrotch in daddy's basement..
"redneck" is a word that comes from the word "redlegs" which was given to early white europian slaves (1600s) that Oliver Cromwell ship to "barbadosed" Irish poor whites that worked in the sugar fields their legs would blister red and would not heal. We dont teach this history in school because the rich dont want us to know. Human Resource is the current term for SLAVE today like it or not but the slave trade has always been a class war Rich against the Poor.
"Redneck" is a direct reference to union southern coal miners who identified themselves by tying a red bandanna around their neck.
i'm a yankee,fromn.j.,and this was the definition of redneck that i was tought.but now to me it means uneaducated white trash,from the north or the south.
Really, well, I am finishing Shelby Footes 1963 classic, The Civil War, and guess what? Red Necks, particularly the folks who lived in Appalachia, did not support the War! “Rednecks” stayed away by the hundreds of thousands!!!! The Union, at the end of the war, had 1,200,000 men in arms! The south, at the end, had barely 438,000. Of these 1.2 million the Union RECRUITED 649,000 from the SOUTH from States with a Star in the rebel flag. Also, some 160,000 black Americans volunteered. When you think Redneck, think about this. True Rednecks never believed in Slavery, or the Confederacy, never fought in the War, never volunteered. When given a chance HE FOUGHT IN BLUE, under the Stars and Stripes and fought against his own State! By the way, the Northerner, the Yankee, stayed away from battle and allowed 65% of the Union Army to come from ex slaves or the enemy. More…Lincoln won by barely 5% of the vote! What put him over the top? SOLDIERS! In a daring move, Lincoln sent entire Divisions on furlough so that they could vote. The first to do so were the men of Indiana, who went home in mass and voted, overwhelmingly, for Lincoln and the Republican Party. Lincoln won, but the victory was rendered hollow for the Union soldier, now back in blue from furlough and dug into the rich, red Southern clay. “Half the men in the North did not support my fighting and dying.” That was what rankled them most; 50% of those just like them, back home up north, wanted to take all the blood and sacrifice of 3 years of what history still recalls as the bloodiest war ever fought, and just walk away…allow the Confederacy to rip asunder the Union…permit the enslavement of one man by another to continue…all the while pretending that the Constitution still existed, that ‘All men are created equal…’ Shame! Shame on the Yankee!!! Redneck…I would be proud to be called a Redneck. It means something. History is filled with facts and facts are stubborn things…Camillus
Redneck, the word is nothing new because I have many friends who are, but they are civalized and not a child molester like this guy...He should say his religion is "none of the above" due to the fact he likes children in a bad way...To hell with this jerk...In jail they are going to call you REDMEAT!