T-stone is straight out of central casting. Type cast to play the part of the apostate.
99 times out of 100, apostates fit the FBI's psychological profile of your all-American, apostate next door.
Boy comes out of fundy background. Boy turns back on fundy upbringing.
Like a social climber who is oh-so ashamed of his working class family, boy repudiates anything at even 6 degrees of separation from fundamentalism.
Boy grovels to ingratiate himself with the smart set. Goes through ritual hazing rituals to renounce his former affiliations. Never misses a chance to badmouth the backwoodsy, trailer-trashy science he was brung up on.
Boy disses them snake handlin', po' white trashy youngin-earth creationists who wuz his kinfolk and neighbors to impress his newfound frat brothers.
If boy is college dropout who could make the cut, his inferiority complex motivates him redouble his efforts to disown them dirt-po’ fundies he done growed up with.
Boy works hard to drop his lowbred, fundy drawl and learns to talk proper and respectable—in the crisp, Oxbridge accents of Richard Dawkins.
The story has many variants, but the basic plot remains the same. The names of the actors change from sequel to the next, but the character is always the same.