I very much understand what you are going through Cassie.
I live in a very remote part of New Mexico; where I dare not mention the word "atheist" for fear of retribution. Am so frustrated by the litter left at my front gate have been making inquiries as to how to stop it. Have tried so much...even calling the churches, kindly, to no avail.
Beyond this, you can google it, Belen, New Mexico, was in the Albuquerque, newspaper a few months ago, in regards to religious statutes on public property (i.e. court house, police department, schools and post office) one literally falls over them in accessing the buildings. A FFRF group gathered in protest, a few months ago, apparently, to no avail. In fact a subsequent article ran in the newspaper a couple of weeks later applauding the locals for "winning" against these brutes.. Needless to say statuary stumble persists to this day.
Feel quite alone and, even, threatened, where I am a 25 year resident. I'm sorry for what you go through.
Hi. I've been to and through Montana several times, from Little Bighorn to Glacier NP and Fort Peck to Great Falls (Charles Russell home/museum!). I've driven past Bozeman, but don't remember anything about it. Sorry. Now, have you been to Indiana? If not, you haven't missed anything.
Hmm, how are things in Montana, religiously speaking? I never know what to think with states like that and Wyoming. After all, Idaho has similar social conditions, I think, and it's one of the most crazed, conservative states in the country.
I would think that the influence of Native American populations would mitigate the small-town hyper-religiosity, but I have no up-close experience with that sort of thing.
Oh, and if you're going to comment back to people, you should click the Comment Back link at the bottom of their comment and stick it on their profile comment-wall. Amit probably never saw your response, since you don't get an e-mail notification of that sort of thing, just comments stuck on your own wall.