Unfortunately, the South has tolerated liberal Democrats for far too long just because of a grudge going back over a hundred years. Why in blazes did it take so long to sink in???
The word “conservative” explains it: resistant to change. The south is conservative to the core, highly resistant to change. The fact that most are Bible believers has much to do with the south’s conservatism. It is not for nothing it is called the Bible belt.
Remaining with one's ancestral political party after that party has made itself the party of filth and the rejection of every principal of universal morality is a strange type of "conservatism."
BTW, American Blacks are as religious and (probably) Fundamentalist as any white Southerners. How in the blazes they vote the way (and have the leadership) they do is something we will probably never know.
We moved from the wild West to the South and have never regretted it. These people are civil, capable, intelligent and peaceful and gentle. In the West, I lived across the street from a meth lab. When I came home from work, I got out of my car w/my gun drawn. In the South, I don’t even think about carrying a gun. My neighbors are no shrinking violets—they raise hunting dogs and could shoot the eye out of a sparrow—but we have been safe among them. Who on earth would want them to change? Give me the Bible belt and it’s people ANY day of the week. It’s a slice of Heaven on earth.