Jill, Hello and welcome.
My wife and I are from Bedford County, about an hour and a half east of you. We're both originally from Kittanning, just up RT66 from Greensburg. If you think Greensburg is bad, you should try the Bedford area. This county is about 70% - 75% republican and conservative as all hell.
I too try not to smirk when religion comes up, but usually I fail. I just hate to let stupidity go unchallenged!