1. You don’t belong to a church.
Not everybody in the South goes to church, but almost everyone has a church they’d go to, if they were going to go. If you don’t have a good lay of the land when it comes to local churches, including denominational affiliation and some former experience, it’s a good hint that you’re not from around here.
In small towns, it’s not worth trying to fake it, either. That’s a good way to get caught in a lie — and Alabamians don’t like liars.
That’s a sin, didn’t you hear?