What type of Baptists were you raised around? My great grandmother was dyed in the wool Southern Baptist and was nowhere near that extreme. Sounds as if you're describing old school plain dress Mennonites or Amish or what we called "Pentecostals" where I grew up.
Originally Posted by discgirl
First of all, I'm from NY, so does that mean that the Baptists here are still "Southern"?

Second of all, these are *not* Amish people, just rural Baptists...sorry to say.