The Liberal Redneck Sounds Off on the Muslim Ban

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Trae Crowder is an American comedian and co-writer of The Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin’ Dixie Outta the Dark. 

Crowder grew up in rural Celina, Tennessee, near the Tennessee/Kentucky border. He was the first person in his family to graduate from college and earn an MBA. In 2010, he moved to the Knoxville, Tennessee area with his wife, Katie, and their two young sons.

In an interview he did for the MSNBC program The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell in May 2016, Crowder attributed his liberal political views to what he called the “abject poverty” that he and his family endured during his childhood in rural middle Tennessee.

Another major influence on his progressive social beliefs, he claimed, came from his close relationship with his gay uncle. Crowder explained that he had personally never “been particularly down with Jesus” because of the conservative social views on homosexuality held by most Christian denominations, especially in the area where he was raised.

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