The article is lengthy and not written like a news piece, so I'll refrain from pasting a snippet since that will be pointless. Worth a read, although keep in mind the writer seems to have a bit of an atheist bias. That said, I think the things he says about fundamentalism in rural America are pretty spot-on, as they also apply in any other fundamentalist place.
A very brief summary is that the writer thinks the people of rural America are themselves to blame for their problems, and gives an explanation as to why, and why that's unlikely to change. Worth a read in my opinion, and perhaps some discussion.https://www.alternet.org/election-2016/rural-america-understanding-isnt-problem