Pete: "The Preacher said it absolved us."
Everett: "For him, not for the law. I'm surprised at you, Pete, I gave you credit for more brains than Delmar."
Delmar: "But they was witnesses that seen us redeemed."
Everett: "That's not the issue Delmar. Even if that did put you square with the Lord, the State of Mississippi's a little more hard-nosed."