Awesome hawk man, well done. Believe it or not I had one for a number of years in the 90's (yeah, natural blonde punk...it happens up here) and I die a little inside whenever I see a kid with one of those shitty little faux-hawks...glad to see there's people still carrying the torch, fighting the fight.
Yes it is. I didn't grow up here either, thank Darwin. We created Mississippi Atheists to connect others in our state and provide information about atheism in Mississippi. We're making progress, but it is certainly an uphill battle.