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Bible Belt

Bible Belt is an informal term for a region in the southeastern and south-central United States in which socially conservative evangelical Protestantism is a significant part of the culture and Christian church attendance across the denominations is generally higher than the nation's average.

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Front page of today's discusses Tennessee's vote on abortion restrictions and Amendment No. 1
The rusted belt buckle of the Bible Belt finally buckled in Alabama.
.on the Tennessee vote that could affect abortion access for women living there and in nearby states:
The New York Times wrote a piece on the Vote Yes games in Tennessee, brought up Charlie Brown, but failed to...
Dont want an abortion? Dont have one. Simple. NYTimes: Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea.
ONCE SCOTLAND AND WALES WERE GRANTED THEIR ASSEMBLIES, ONLY THE DIMMEST OF WITS COULD CONTINUE TO PRETEND THAT 'BRITAIN' AND 'ENGLAND' WERE ONE AND THE SAME THING. _The isles: a history_, Norman Davies. For Americans of English, Irish, Scots, Welsh decent, Norman Davies' history will, as it did for me, fascinate and help clarify your roots or at least some of your roots -:). It is not reading for light-weights. The book is over a thousand pages long and literally weighs a ton -:) I can't help thinking as well of our own country and the continuing divisions say between the Northeast, the South, Southwest, Bible Belt, etc., etc., etc. Also of the people from the former British colonies living in the UK and now citizens. When _The isles_ was written, 1999, Norman Davies was the Supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy and Professor Emeritus of the University of London. Publisher: Oxford University Press.
And statistically, my home state falls smack-dab in the Bible Belt. But half of my people were Jewish.
Why do people tell on themselves on the first 48? Because that female Detective from Memphis uses God in her "We know you're guilty" sales speech, to play a religious mother or grandmother.Works best below the Bible Belt.
The difference between the North and the South - at last, clearly explained. The North has Bloomingdale's , the South has Dollar General . The North has coffee houses, the South has Waffle Houses . The North has dating services, the South has family reunions. The North has switchblade knives; the South has Lee Press-on Nails. The North has double last names; the South has double first names. The North has Indy car races; The South has stock car races . North has Cream of Wheat , the South has grits. The North has green salads, the South has collard greens . The North has lobsters, the South has crawfish . The North has the rust belt; the South has the Bible Belt . FOR NORTHERNERS MOVING SOUTH . . . In the South : If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel drive pickup truck with a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for. Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store... Do not buy food ...
had Mad Newt Gingrich *** in her the Bible Belt Can Keep her now
I KNOW. I hate this place, I'm stuck in the Bible Belt of people who fear change and kids who grow up twisted 😒
Difference between playing in New York and playing in the *** Bible Belt.
Bible belt news: Special-needs girl allegedly raped after school uses her as ‘Bait' In Sexual Harassment Sting.
I wish I was. They're big in the Bible Belt.
I moved out of the Bible Belt for a reason! This is ridiculous!!!
Got it, at first was uncertain, I live in Bible belt State educ. highest rank 48th! ever! no time for zealots
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Hey there from the bible belt! A former Pentecostal afraid you is now an agnostic laughing with you on the daily.
The northern end of the bible belt is getting more racist.
Man, I thought I would like this. Tastes like a campfire. Slight spice on the tip o... (Bible Belt)
yea man .. I rarely talk about it tho .. Kinda hard living in the Bible Belt
my friend sent me this explanation of how Nara by alt-j is actually abt a *** in the homophobic bible belt
bruhhh. they hate mine. I live in the Bible Belt so
we saw this show sat night .it was great! Not too graphic, but you are in the Bible belt! ;)
Some trolls decided to hold a black mass in the middle of the bible belt in my hometown wow.
totally agree with this being in the bible belt. Personally, I think the song's about a man, but I'd love to hear why she's...
Website... Um... Stop.. I live in the bible belt. If I wanted to be informed about jesus I would walk out side...
Bet there will be a pic on the lad bible tomorrow of a girl sat in the back of a car whilst FIFA is in the front with a seat belt on 😳
I feel so out of the loop in the bible belt I don't even believe in ghosts and everyone seems to have a spiritual moment everyday. Chill.
Asheville is the rhinestone buckle on the bible belt.
In a survey of fundamentalists from the Middle East to the Bible Belt, it was found that they all shared an equal hatred of feminist ideas.
Gonna let it rock, let it roll. Let the Bible Belt come and save my soul. 🎶
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Think It must be. Bible Belt wackos and all that.
People like you are a disgrace you must be from the gun loving god fearing racist Bible Belt stupid people
If this country gets any fatter we’re going to have to put another notch in the Bible Belt
Agreed. We also had a lot of Bible Belt Baptist's who didn't go vote for the man because he was a Mormon.
e.g. "Bible Belt" by Dry the River is pretty and sad
bible belt for you. Happened to me all the time.
just the Bible Belt, I'm pretty sure.
A29 interested in like minded brothers/churches doing gospel work in small towns in Bible Belt? Curious about partnership.
Great blog post topic: Teaching evolution in the 'Bible Belt' ...
Oh yeah I forgot because we live in the Bible Belt
This was left in my postbox today. It's like something you'd expect to get in the US Bible Belt.
Yes.Confederate Bible Belt actually held a white cop accountable4 assaulting blk male but maybe cuz he's still alive
In da bible belt. Blue stocking and white sandals.
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Rising # of Kentucky churches converted into mosques. Pastor says "religious makeup of Bible Belt rapidly changing"
yes, except not in the South, because the Bible Belt insists I keep on my pants. : )
In the heart of the Bible Belt, I had the most interesting magical conversation I’ve had in a while.
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So.the Peabody Hotel will be hosting the National 2015 Atheists convention in Memphis and the "Bible Belt" feels some type of way. This has been on the news since yesterday. As a Christian why do you care??? I can assure you that not one business will turn patrons away. While you're worried about Atheists having a convention Easter weekend you may want to locate the 9,000 school children that have yet to enroll in school, crime and employment is at an all time high. Christians are the most hypercritical religion! There will be money coming to our city. It's nothing personal, just business.geesh!!!
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work…
The people here in the bible belt think I'm joking when I tell them the religious right are overwhelming our...
do you guys have Evil twin bible belt in?
"Atheist convention flocks to the Peabody Hotel" . Aw NAW dawg! Not in the Bible Belt!!. 😆😆😆😆
Christians wish their gospel was as spicy, islam as devine and judaism as ko... (Bible Belt)
One stop at a Waffle House in bowling green Kentucky let me know how bad the meth problem is in the Bible Belt.
Israel plays a huge part in the Christian faith. We live in a country with a "Bible Belt." Yet the UN sees through Israel's game.
Thanks St Martha! On your feast I just agreed to set up a 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration Chapel in the Bible Belt thats in decline after 21 yrs
Change Coming to the Bible Belt!. Eureka Springs, Arkansas to host first mass *** wedding reception in the Bible belt
Detective Rust Cohle sums up the Bible Belt: "Just observation & deduction. I see a propensity for obesity. Poverty. A yen for fairy tales."
I a so ashamed at the way my society treats people who are down and out. Especially in the so called Bible Belt.
jach horner,has horns,and he's all thumbs, quit tripping, on your wires,burning know, the Bible Belt,knock you out
Being an atheist in the bible belt can be risky.
You know you live in the Bible Belt when signs like this are on the side of the road smh
Oklahoma has always been called "The Bible Belt" Never would have imagined this here and the more immoral I see it becoming, I see God pounding the gavel if we don't wake up... I've been praying for revival but I'm wondering if judgement is coming just like for Sodom and Gommorah and the peoples in Noah's day...
The Bible Belt looks good from this perspective.
Meaning: You found your dream apartment in chicago, or that you gave up and returned to you're middle american bible belt life?
Almost see a connection to the so called "Bible Belt" hm
they pander to the so called religious right. It is about 170 electoral votes the bible belt
Being an atheist in the Bible Belt can be...
born & raised in the Bible Belt & experienced life on so many levels closed minds havent...
Interesting. So... Bible belt policies...RT The hardest places to live in the U.S.
Living in the Bible Belt is just a tad unfortunate..
Everytime I think it's hard living in the bible belt, I remember
I know several folks in the industry w very successful kids, I also know Bible Belt Christian children who r not
Good ole' bible belt! Family values! Here are the 10 most corrupt states in America
The Bible Belt: Where being overweight is blamed on genetics but being *** is a "lifestyle choice".
Josh Hill-NYTimes Comment-"but particularly in Bible Belt, ppl continue to use religion in its traditional role as a tool of social control"
Please excuse my drunk and obnoxious husband...I told him to shut it a few times! Lol!. .
I actually saw a political ad that said, "He's Al-Qaeda's best friend. So vote for me." Gotta love primary season in Michigan's Bible Belt.
im in total agreement awsum Sarah do it .. the bible belt has a lot to answer for make them answer
Police investigate alleged brothel on Townline Road. Yes, in the Bible Belt.
Wether someone calls the toys r us T. Rex a dinosaurs or a dragon is how I know if they're from the Bible Belt or the rest of earth.
down here, its rather common but I do live in the Bible Belt after all
Then I'll present 5 billion more than that for soccer. Nobody civilized outside of the bible belt agrees with you.
This is why I teach math. If I taught science, they'd fire me after one day in the bible belt.
If you weren't raised in the bible belt or one of the 13 colonies then your not from the south.
just adding to that lineup. huna14, Imperial end of days, bomb! Mexico cake,bible belt, luchador en fuego, gon be NUTS
aye. But it’s4/5 countries in one. The South has it’s characteristics. Then then the Bible Belt. Then east and west coast
or maybe it IS the Bible Belt, because teaching kid sex ed is equated to teaching kids to have sex, so no sex ed
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Mexican Cake vs. Bible Belt: So my friend and I decided to do a side-by-side tasting of Westbrook Mexican Cake...
Growing up in the bible belt, raised by a family of screw-ups and racist/sexist republicans and somehow I turned out *** and pretty cool.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
Oklahoma 3.4 mag earthquake >24 minutes ago. Bible belt, tornadoes and earthquakes, you have an ironic god.
One day I will visit the bible belt, purely to mock! Lol
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Well, to most "hip" planners, the family unit is no longer. :-/ I see that in huge cities, but not in Bible Belt or West MI.
Half of the east coast won't legalize weed because of the Bible Belt...
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I wish the Bible Belt kinda screws us there a whole region of our country are drooling ***
throw a belt and the Bible at her lol
but now we're off through Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. THE BIBLE BELT YEAH
"I thought only pansies wore neckties" . What on earth were the eighties and what on EARPH is the Bible Belt? .
Teen pregnancies most prevalent in Bible belt redneck. Your flock are obsessed with sex.
I live in Southeast Arkansas, in the US, "bible belt".
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Aw yes, the Bible Belt is a swell place where *** people aren't real.
I feel like a girl with her hair in a high bump it with a huge badazzley cross belt and a pink and zebra bible
the Bible Belt is the bunch of states across the us that believe that he bible is the only book they need
what's the Bible Belt we are 10 years behind everything here in nm
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I live in the bible belt. I could find the people to make that hapoen. XD
*** Marriage Legal in Indiana! Someone just loosened their bible belt two notches.
You haven't been studying statistics have you? Most teen pregnancies occur in the Bible Belt.
agreed, but I ddnt wanna *** anybody off in this bible belt of a state. Marriage = PF
*puts up pic of cake that says "hail satan" - gets 8 unfollows from Bible Belt folk* HA so surprising
also take into account we live in the Bible Belt. The most shallow region because we don't indulge in diverse cultures openly.
We live in the Bible Belt! It's Jesus Christ, George Straight and sweet tea!
I love when Bible belt Christians talk about overcoming adversity. Just kidding of course. It's ridiculously obnoxious.
Main reason I hate living in a bible belt. It pisses me off too much lol
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How is the south the bible belt when the whether clearly points to the absence of any benevolent supreme being.
It is impossible to find a non-christian private school in the bible belt... secular fail
Today, you have to watch out though. Duke Blue Devils offends some people in N.C., cause its a bible belt school.
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Branching out and pouring myself into life outside of the Bible Belt was probably one of my best decisions this summer
This would never happen in the Bible Belt, but it's pretty funny to watch… especially when the two older women...
Long as the keg don't float and the ice don't melt, we'll loosen up a notch in the bible belt.
That is weird. I've spent years in states where the bible belt is pulled as tight as a noose but alcohol was easily accessible
Yep, it drew teens from all of the surrounding states. But Bible Belt finally won out.
The dum dums commenting from Amsterdam and Bible Belt are entertaining.
Colorado Springs is the bible belt of the west.
We took back roads home from Greenville today, afraid the 5-10 mile backup we saw on 95 south would not have cleared. Seen along the way: evidence that this IS the Bible Belt. Church after church after church. Lots of Free Will Baptist and United Methodist. . Healthy tobacco fields. . Corn that is way more than knee high by the 4th of July. . Ramshackle farmhouses and trailers and much newer "mansions" that make you wonder where they earn their money in the middle of nowhere. (Maybe those tobacco fields!) . Fields that prove we are in the SANDhills. . A single luxurious black field of topsoil. . Goats, cows, horses, mules.
And this is the challenge and dilemma for us. Where do we find competent moral men with unassailable integrity ? Once found , how may we pursuade them to enter into the repulsive realm of politics ? For such men, what other than a sense of duty would induce them to do battle daily with the majority who are involved for less than honorable motives ? Dr. Ron Paul was such a man and we may remember the ridicule he endured during his bid for the Presidency. Even a crowded debate auditorium in the "Bible Belt" resounded with "boos" after he had the audacity to suggest that our foreign policy should be influenced by the "Golden Rule". In my opinion, this indicates something is gone wrong in the Churchand by extension our whole society. As the Pastors are ultimately responsible for the flock we should consider their training ground for an answer to the question, "What has changed ?" Dr. Paul stood virtually alone in Congress, a man whose voting record conformed to his oath of office. Fortunately, and perhaps pro ...
"Let it rock, let it roll, let the Bible Belt go and save my soul." Will always be some of my favorite lyrics.
karma: when that hypocrite you used to know gets his mission call to the bible belt. LOL.
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Those are mostly military rifles. We're vastly different from you. Don't compare us to crazy bible-belt rednecks.
If Jesus lived in the Bible belt today, he would be branded a Liberal and run out of town.
the Stonecutters: The Dutch apparently feel no shame in hitting below the belt when it is the sticks. If
In a small town deep in the Bible Belt, four teen girls prepare to perform an exorcism on a classmate. Sofia shouldn't have gotten involved, but when the most popular girls in school invite you to join their group, you do what they tell you. Too bad their idea of an exorcism is more like torture than salvation. But Sofia can't go against the others...unless she wants to be next. Watch the trailer and get your copy of THE MERCILESS today:
gas stations are literally just liquor stores here. Jesus knows what's up in this Bible Belt
grl. I live in Texas. Our bible belt is on so tight, I'm surprised we can buy liquor at all. No liquor on Sundays here either.
Hello CSRA TALENT! Please read. We are looking for actor & actresses to help make this film a success! All shapes, sizes, and shades welcome to audition! Ha. We are really excited about this project. If you're interested in auditioning, email me at gurnetwork700You can also look up our previous work on YouTube: Gurnetwork. Thank you for your time and effort. In addition to extras, we are currently casting for a main role of "Duke". Read below to learn more. Enjoy! Nephew The Movie Based in the Bible Belt South, Nephew is a story about a young man's fight to gain redemption in a town of stiff necked people. The city of Foster and its people are conservative and as traditional as can be imagined. They have a time and place for everything; they vote unanimously for one party, and they have had the same Mayor for 12 years. This is how life has been in Foster and this is how it will always be. In the big city of Moré, not too far from Foster we find our main character, Travis Booker, a budding politician eage ...
Batch 1. Green "wax". Have 2 more for trade if anyone in ATX is interested. (Bible Belt)
The Bible Belt is in fact a fine place to live if you happen to be a white, male, conservative, Baptist, heterosexual, NASCAR-loving bigot.
You know you live in rural America (in the South, in the Bible Belt, in Texas) when it's 2014 and you have to explain to someone what LGBT means.Le sigh!
Let me guess You're a close minded Bible Belt lady who prays for everyone else's soul and is offended by everything
I wish I could go to one. There wouldn't be one in my small Bible Belt town :((
If you think only Islamists lust after little girls you're mistaken. The South's Bible Belt has more.
Highest number of hate groups in CA, 77, follow ed by FL, 58, and TX, 57. Next GA. In FL, six KKK groups and 6 Neo-nazi groups, about a dozen have religion based names-Islam, Jesus, Catholic et al. Greatest c oncentration of hate groups in the bible belt states.
One would think finding a new home church in the Bible belt would be easy. Not so much. I think I'll visit Longview Heights Baptist Church tomorrow and check it out.
I wish the "Bible Belt" part of America could just go poof, because it's the reason why we have so many *** here.
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The Bible Belt: friendly smiles and Christian steeples, with names like "bobby Sue Jenkins," and "Belinda Peoples."
How interesting the Bible Belt leads the way.
And you’ll never hear Triple Six cause we live in the midst of the Bible belt.
well you don't have to bring someone with these antichristian values into the Bible Belt of MS.
Bible Belt not great place to grow up with sci leanings. Had to keep mouth shut a lot.
Deep in the heart of the Bible Belt, part 2: spotted at restaurant, the envelope contains silverware.
I think its both more sweet and has more peppers heat than the similar "Bible Belt" I had recently
getta get the voters in the Bible Belt I guess
Tulsa, often called the buckle of the Bible Belt, is where my *** uncle shot himself on a roadside not far from Anita Bryant's home town.
I am SURROUNDED by Christianity on a daily basis, here in the Bible Belt, Ugh. They're SUFFOCATING me with nonsense.
There were probably 12 others holding similar signs at the intersection near my home. I hate living in the Bible Belt. ...
Take a look at the Bible Belt, now this is a lot of hate.
And you'll never hear triple 6 cause we live in the mist of the Bible Belt.
Hey let me know when you hit the bible belt area!
KY is beautiful but not much happens past 10pm & I'm outspoken Nastiasiwannabe living in center of Bible Belt. 😏
I need to get out of the Bible Belt stat
seriously XACTLY why we stopped going 2 church 1ce we were stuck in the "Bible belt!" SO UN-Christ-ian
Guys check psych hospitals in the bible belt for patients with a name that starts with a who were admitted for david byrne related reasons
Some sociological behaviors that are faux pas in America are completely acceptable in Europe. With that in mind I've made the following list of things I should refrain from whilst I'm stateside: 1) NO BEER WITH LUNCH: This, I think may be the most benign, but it's amazing how many professionals you see at the pub at noonish having a pint. It comes free with a meal for God's sake 2) DON'T SAY "CAN I HAVE A *** : When wanting a cigarette in the US, it's best to say words like cig, square, or smoke and not an anti *** slur 3) REMEMBER VULGARITY IS NOT SO COMMONPLACE ESPECIALLY IN THE BIBLE BELT: It's a fact: Europeans use the F word more frequently than in the States. I don't care what religion they are, everyone says it. And if you don't think it's influential, ask my mom who thinks I've just come on shore leave, esp if I'm agitated. Also, the British throw the C word around more liberally than we do. I get called a "cheeky c**t" at least twice a week. 4) NO SLAPPING RANDOM FEMALES ON THE BACKSIDE: I think ...
other than that, a *** village sounds really cool! Here in the bible belt, we only have one *** bar for a safe place
I've never been to a high school graduation that delivers a biblical message at the ceremony. I really do live in the bible belt...???
thats bc Upstate NY doesn't know how to spell redneck. Come live in the bible belt baby.
Sorry, If I was the only one that noticed it here, IN THE BIBLE BELT!
Maybe we need a Protestant Bible College in Morecambe to rival the Lancaster University and MPs like Ian Paisley to make it a bible belt.
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An oasis of liberal religion in the heart of the Bible Belt.
Ordered a couple Prairie Bible Belts at brunch this morning. It came out in this huge pint glass! Breakfast of champions!
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Let the Bible belt come and save my soul 🎶🎶🎶
I was abandoned at birth, dropped off in the bible belt & raised by a pack of wild deacons.
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I end up arguing with Christians more, because I live in the Bible Belt... lucky me...
The Bible Belt has changed! It's Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. That's it! Missouri is like the Bible Oasis. You get a spiritual drink, and you go about your life.
I had to post this on FB and yes I live in the Bible Belt ROFLOL
Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breas…
Similar to the article below authored by a member of the Institute of Peace and Wilson Center think tank, we should seriously start our local think tank and write articles about how ethnically different is the US and how it should be divided along Latin lines, the Bible Belt and the Liberal North East. How about that?!
You look at my current main profile pic and you will see me making a kitty cat who is in heat purr. This is because cats are not counted as US citezens and are actually counted as property. I have 2 cats for my only 2 local friends and zero local friends who are human. Why? Cats don't play games and force their religeon down your throat and try to call the cops on you for not living the way they tell you to. So if you were in my heels and thinking of who to go to. A cat that purrs in your lap because petting her pleases her or a human that tells you "God hates disabled peopls" who would you go for? If you want me out of the bible belt then you pay for me to go. Cat food is way more affordable then a cheap apartment in San Fransisco.
So, according to a stupid quizz, I should oive in Dubai. Disneyland with more superstition than the Bible Belt? Yeah, right!
The Saints of God has truly been bless!!! True Faith Missionary Baptist Church did a Revival that Truly was lead by the "Holy Spirit"! Words could never express how Grateful,Thankful, and Blessed the body of Believers in Christ were filled with a New anointing!!! Many have spoken with their own dialogues,tones and flattery words and that is about all it is their Own lingo. The One and True Living God tells us to "Test the Spirit by the Spirit and His sheep knows His voice and another they will not follow!!! Well, as sad as it may appear to the Ones that are deceiving God's people 'you have been exposed for Who and Whom you really Are!!! and Your day is here; YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN YOUR "Pink Slip"!!! God is not mocked, foolish nor naive to the disguises that you parade around in! (Sheep in Wolf clothing)! Thank you "My Heavenly Father" for bringing me to this place in you!!! What a Time, Place, Season, Revival and reviving experience... Bless God in the name of Jesus!!! Bible Belt !!!
Don't be afraid to fight like *** beat the devil with the Bible Belt.
Well folks, I'd thought i'd seen everything - but after tonight i'd have to say I was completely wrong. A short preface - - I live in Washington, NC, right in the beginning of the Southern bible belt.  There are numerous churches here - Baptist is seemingly the predominant church of choice here.  Every Sunday this town/area shuts down for church with everyone dressed in their Sunday best.  So it's quite normal to hear someone proclaim to Jesus out loud, even not on a Sunday.  Now, this is not what I normally heard in Western MD (or almost anywhere in MD for that matter) where I grew up. So at first it was a shock to hear/see some of this.  But hey, i've grown to understand it and believe it or not, appreciate it and the people that feel comfortable to profess their faith so openly. Fast forward to tonight, June 13th - Friday the 13th.  Before I leave work, my husband calls me and states in a message that it's raining VERY hard and to be careful coming home.  I work about 25 minutes to the West of ...
My father was very religious. Well, kinda. He kept hitting me with his Bible Belt.
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Nothing says thank you Jesus like using the bible belt for auto erotic asphyxiation ...
How many anti-theist FB posts does it take to balance out a state church with 150 state priests preaching a constitution protected state religion in 300 of the most glamorous state buildings all the time in a nation of 300 thousand on an island. Not counting three 24/7 evangelist Christian TV and radio stations supported by the US Bible Belt and broadcasting in the local language? It is probably hopeless, but still it seems a moral duty not to give up.
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I am shocked that Nebraska is not part of the Bible belt. Its close but still. I grew up in a town full of church going Christians. I remember Bible Camp during the summer.
I think we all kind of knew this, but did you know that the Bible belt has the worst IQ averages and reading levels in the country?
I am rethinking about 'Sola Scriptura' and 'Sola Fide' ! I live in Bible Belt, makes me wonder why, there are more Baptist Churches in this area than the population?
Life on the Bible Belt: four rows of books on Christianity. Half of one shelf on Eastern Religions. Guess amazon will be getting my money.
Way down in the deep south, in an area known as the 'Bible Belt,' there lived a Baptist minister with a very large congregation. One morning, after a particularly moving sermon, he announced, "Friends I have been hearing very nasty rumors!" The crowd fell into an expectant silence. The Minister continued, "One of you, here among us, has been reporting that I am a member of the dreaded 'Klu Klux Klan.' This, of course, is not true! I am asking that the guilty party confess and apologize now - right here - before my flock of loyal followers." A young woman quickly stood up blushing and trembling and pled, "Preacher, please, I don't know how this all came to be. I just mentioned to one of my close friends that you were a wizard under the sheets."
In what way?!? The majority of Americans are Christian. Try being an atheist in the Bible Belt. Not everyone...
This should break in the US. Bible Belt all over it...
I had to bring Moses to the bible belt. He got action...
Exciting news frm the Bible Belt--Arkansas is the first Southern state to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples!
If i pray longer, it'll totally make me look like a better christian. 🙏🙏 Welcome to the bible belt
At this rate the entire Bible Belt will beat ohio to marriage equality. Congrats Arkansas!
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Barack Hussein Obama is flooding the Bible Belt and other Christian communities with Somali Muslim immigrants. I wonder how many of them have taken part in the Sharia ritual of stoning adulterers t...
If one of the most bible belt states can do it then we are on the right track.
Advertisement inside a bar in Childress TX. The first bar to go "Wet" in 100 years. This is located in the "bible belt" of Texas.
would be interesting to see Sam on a bible belt team.
It amazes me that there are over 2,000 members in this open Agnostic group. I live in a small town. Less than 7,000 people. Here, almost everyone knows everything. I do not hide what I feel but those who think like me often stay in the shadows. I have found but just a hand full of others, like castaways on a desert island. But when I find them it's like finding gold. We are on the top edge of the bible belt. Right in the hills of West Virginia. There are literally hundreds of denominations here in the hills, ranging from ones with snakes to those who came from another planet. They all say they are the only way. Yet they can't even comprehend what "we" are. How is it where you live ?
Nope…..the “OMG the Panthers have an openly *** player in the middle of the bible belt” reaction
A study on family breakup as it effects children on the cusp of adulthood revealed that more children experience family breakup before adulthood in the South, well-known for its religious "Bible belt," according to the Family Research Council.
Photo: thylionheart: For When the Devil’s in the Bible Belt: for when I’m panicky and need to chill out.
I'm starting to think, or know that, God moved me to Seattle for a purpose. I wonder what a bible belt boy raised by God and lost then found again is going to do up here. Thank you Lord for always watching over me. Thank you for my youth and blessing me with my grandparents and parents, particularly my grandpa Cook, Dilbert Cook. For his wonderful example of a Christian. It's funny, I've always said he is the only man I look up to. And now between either Mars Hill or Sagemont, they are preaching the way of he lived his life, just as i renew my run to God. Thank you God for giving me such a strong example to try to live up to. No matter where we went, either eating or getting gas people would stop to say hi. I now understand it wasn't him, it was God in him they seeked. Lord please grace me with even half the presence you blessed him with. Feeling very grateful to Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit this morning for everything that has transpired in my life. May we all be blessed enough to allow God to work th ...
Did you even think for a single moment how I must've felt? Or is what you said just another feel good notch on your Bible belt?
darn didn't see this sooner...Bible Belt gone right?!
finished Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt by F. Belton Joyner Jr. and gave it 4 stars
Maybe it was in 1980 but you’d only find it in regional newspapers of the Bible Belt?
Dust bowl, Bible Belt, got more churches than trees. 🎵🎵
"The issue is prejudice. Atheists are one of the most maligned groups in the United States, especially in the Bible Belt where the first question someone asks upon meeting you is, “So where do you go to church?” According to polls, being atheist is less acceptable in America than being *** Muslim or Jewish. Heck, even Haley and Shealy can accept a Jewish director of Social Services, but apparently not an atheist one. Last fall, a group of atheists in Spartanburg, South Carolina, were excluded from volunteering at a soup kitchen. Its executive director said she’d resign from her job before she would let atheists volunteer, which she said would be a “disservice to this community,” adding that the Christian organization that runs the soup kitchen “stands on the principles of God.” Apparently, allowing others to help the less fortunate goes against her Christian principles. So what did the Upstate Atheists do? They raised over $2000 to give care packages to homeless people across the street fro ...
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I am disgusted by Arkansas. How could this happen? We are suppose to be the Bible Belt and I guess where not. I don't care if I offend anybody people on here because in the bible you only with opposite sex not same sex!! Ugh!!
Žia u are an African American girl living in the Deep South of the United States' Bible Belt
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
"Too many of our Young People do not remember the 60s Civil Rights movement. In the BIBLE BELT of America Black people were denied basic rights of Citizenship. The right to Vote was suppressed and the White Southern Christian Majority went to great lengths to keep Blacks from voting. Today in many states VOTER SUPPRESSION efforts are again aimed at Restricting Voting Rights. Somehow I think God is aghast at Republican HypoChristians." Ray
Have you seen tornado alley and the bible belt are in the same area
you're in Atlanta? A lil Slice of liberal heaven... Right here in the Bible Belt. Miracles do exist.
I live in the bible belt of America. I'm deeply passionate about this.
That approach would go down well in the Bible Belt!
Amidst broader hypocrisy of Bible Belt, good people of Louisville KY stand up for justice, fairness, brotherhood.
Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them. And when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” (Luke 18:15-17 ESV) None of the Gospel accounts of this event specify who "they" are, but I can just imagine mothers scurrying around with their children, infants in arm, standing in line so their little ones could be blessed by the Master. As we celebrate Mother's Day this weekend I am so thankful my mom did all she could to ensure that my life was blessed by the touch of the Master's hand! Living in the Bible Belt where there's a church within spitting distance of most homes I took my childhood for granted. I've come to realize just how truly blessed I am to raised in a home where faith is an important part of our daily lives. Having raised two boys myself ...
Mutt Girl Trapped in Southern Utah: The Mentality of the Bible Belt in the Mormon Church by Zithlaly Betancourt Diaz
Arkansas Is No longer The buckle Of the Bible Belt States Smh this is sad ...
Playing Bingo and Bible Trivia at a prom? Only in the Bible Belt.
The Northeast part of USA was the original Bible Belt.
Joseph and I were working on this idea. The $5 footlong double down. How can we simul-pitch this to Subway and KFC and humans? Think there's a good market in the Bible Belt?
This pic was taken in Raleigh this weekend. Islam pushing their "Religion of Peace" in the Bible Belt. Disturbing
Prairie Brewing Bible Belt Stout. Aged on coffee, vanilla, chiles, and cacao nibs. @ new texian south
You're right. But if you looked at "the most uneducated people in the US" on a graph, you can't tell me it's not the bible belt
I just joined this group of fellow godless heathens, and I wanted to ask what everyone's "comedic sensibilities" are. Are there any limitations on, say, language, or in what manner one pokes a bit of fun at religion? I live in the proverbial buckle of the bible belt, and I would be banished from society for posting anything that the xtians consider blasphemy. Just curious, as I don't want to offend.
Come check out the Zach Seth Band! Zach is rockin an acoustic solo tonight! Come drink some great beer, we may even have some Prairie Artisan Ales Wine Barrel Noir in stock, along with Bible Belt!
Is that in addition to the Bible Belt on the menu?
The final stake may have been driven through the heart of one of the religious right's favorite media darlings. 'Duck Dynasty' stars had to cancel an event in the Bible Belt due to low ticket sales.
We're stuck with him. Maybe he can move to some wacky Bible Belt place. They'll take him.
confused about the stares and then i realize i have blue hair and live in the Bible Belt
Wanna talk about prayer in school? How it is so good for the well being of the children? Schools, unless they are private, have to maintain the separation of church and state. And I am beyond thankful for that. Down here in the bible belt, people can't believe that some people don't believe in Christ. If you don't believe in God down here, many are forced to hide their faith "in the closet" so to speak. They don't feel comfortable practicing their faith in the open because of the intolerance of others. For those of us "out of the broom closet", or non-Christians, we don't want to have to sit in class and listen to prayers to a God that I don't believe in. I don't want to be called a devil worshiper (a christian, btw) or be told that I am going to *** Many of us left the church because of that stuff. If I had children, I don't want them to be indoctrinated with a religion other than my own, at a building that should, by right, have nothing to do with religion. Teachers need to worry about makin ...
Glad I was able to get this via a mule Wouldn't trade for it. - Drinking a Bible Belt at -
Michael Sam can play anywhere in the south. The Bible Belt will run him off. He better go to San Fran
And forty years later, here in the Bible belt, those interracial marriages are still frowned upon. Will it be any different for same sex marriages? Maybe one day judgemental people will grant the same freedoms to others that they expect to receive themselves.
Another notch falls off of the Bible Belt.
You won't remember anything you felt, when he rips you all apart with his Bible Belt.
Never thought I would see this in the middle of the bible belt. Next week the City of Houston led by openly *** mayor Annise Parker will vote on an ordinance introduced by Ms Parker called the "non discrimination ordinance". This bill was introduced on the basis on a gender neutral bathroom case but the language has of course, expanded to all business that refuse service based on someones sexual preference thereby subjecting businesses, civic organization, non profit 501C3 charitable groups, and religious institutions to abide by this law or face stiff penalties, loss of tax exempt status, loss of ministrial privileges, or even eventually imprisonment. This intrusion into our religious liberty has brought little opposition from anybody inside the Kingdom of God outside of a few dissenting voices among the masses. In case you did not know the goverment is supposed to represent all the people not just a select few. They take an oath to be faithful and fair to all their people through due process. From the a ...
LOL at Arkansas having the *** marry and we can't. Have you been to Arkansas? So basically a Bible Belt state does and Ohio still doesn't. HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE
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Not easy finding an Atheist girl in the Bible belt.. . =(
I wonder how much this happens outside the Bible Belt. Hah
Its very hard in the Bible belt to be outspoken atheists.
Need water, wine n milk. Being in the Bible belt w Blue laws in SC, the ABC store closes at 7pm!!!
You would think that Central PA is the Bible Belt. Billboards with 'evolution' crossed out, saying that god created the Earth
I'm just a Jew living in the Bible Belt
personally I think the Torah Belt makes more sense than the Bible Belt.
I hope Detroit wins the TYT contest.Outside the Bible Belt,no place needs & more to lift spirits yesterday
it would be great if you could get even more Jesus or Bible Belt
I can't believe it are thair going pass same sex marrige in the south or Arkansas the bible belt it get closer and people being open minded I'm knocking know one for what they believe but everbody deserves to be love thair is worse thing out thair!
I don,t want to offend anyone that is not my intention but I never thought I would live long enough to see *** marriage legal in Arkansas I thought e were in the bible belt
Marijuana advocates say the Bible Belt state could reap an economic boom.
You know you're in the Bible Belt when you see crosses along the road every so often.
just realized I'm the most anti-bible person I know and I was wearing a Philippians 4:13 TSHIRT all day..oh boy
From Whg originally. Hate the bigotry--here in the buckle of Bible Belt
Brought a new belt today turns out it was a Bible Belt, kept my trousers up but was very constricting
I was going to really start, but it would be a novel by the time I got done. And I wouldn't care what people said. I think it's sad that our state will not legalize medical marijuana because of the Bible belt and everyone being set in their ways saying that the Christian community would not approve. But they legalize *** marriage and I'll just tell ya the Christian community is more upset about *** marriage than they would be if the marijuana was legalized. The problem is that the president has probably never read the Bible but if he would he would know that its Biblical that man was made for women and women for men so that we could reprocreat AKA reproduce. But what do I know I never was good at studying, but that's what I get from the message God is trying to give us. But we've also got to understand we can't hate the people just the situation or Satan ways however you want to look at it. Like I said earlier I wasn't going to say much but I can go on and on but to sum it all up it's WRONG..WRONG..WRONG. ...
Proof positive that times are changing I live in god's country/Midwest/bible belt so pretty *** conservative country and highly Republican (Sheer joy of being blue living in a red state) The town that I live in has a population of around 800 or so and very rural and a long history of being very Republican I was waiting in line at the local gas station and the man at the cash register was just being a total *** Totally stressed out and freaking out as running late as the cashier was not moving as fast as he would like her to move. I was just chillaxing as I knew it would only end up in a fight if I told the guy my impression of him Was already stoked about the Republicans as there was only 2 pieces of mail this morning and both of them were from Republicans running for office. (The postman should have wiped his *** with the literature as that is my plans for it - lol) Anyways, after the guy left, I said "is it just me or is it pretty obvious that the guy was a Republican" the guy in front of me roared a .. ...
I have to say it about Michigan, you've disappointed me. I no longer want to live here because of everything that's going on in Tennessee. Michigan you've lost a citizen and I was born here. Your government stinks too and I don't see anything to keep me here. As soon as I can get the money me and my Mother are out. Tennessee a Bible belt State, Friendly people, and lots of activities to do. Baptist churches everywhere. Great music, Good southern home cookin. I'm Tennessee bound. Anybody who lives in Michigan should do what I'm doing and find a better more supportive productive state to live in. I'm bored and tired of the weather here it's pathetic. I am never coming back. I love my church family here but I can't stay Tennessee is calling me.
"I heard the Father say today that He's going to make His Son, Jesus, so famous through us and pour out His Spirit so powerfully and famously on us, that the South Eastern USA will never again be referred to as the "Bible Belt", but "Land of the Holy Spirt"! Get ready!" -Duncan Smith
I'm realizing here in the Bible Belt that life in Christ is routine and on course. We must rise up as leaders and mighty men an woman of God being the David's and Noah's. We must have VISION!!! Vision that God has given us!!! We must all find our purpose in this Army of God!!! God has plans for us but we don't allow him to use us. We We're created in his image. We have royal blood in us. We are more then Conquers!!! Seek him with a whole heart and you will find him!!!
This year is the 10th anniversary of the Old Orchard Gazebo Music and Movie Series. Below is the schedule of events with some description of both the bands and films. Remember, this wonderful 6 week series is sponsored by local merchants, not big corporate entities in the neighborhood. Not to name names, but we'll just call them McDougles, Starnuts and Subday. Please, when you come out, support the business' that work hard for their community and bring you these fun events. Friday, June 13 Music: Bible Belt Sinners Led by Miss Molly Simms, the Sinners find inspiration in Johnny Cash and musical fuel in high-octane rock & roll, from Elvis to the Clash, and back again. Cuff your Levi's and pop your collar; grab your partner and get ready to dance! Movie: Cool Hand Luke – Rated PG A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. Starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin - Friday, June 20 Music: Ransom Note Ransom Note makes its mark with a big sound that blends classic soul with majest . ...
Just read 46% of the people in Charleston, SC, Don't believe, in global climate and that it can be influenced by people..The infamous Bible belt God is in control..hello
I was shocked to see which states carry the highest percentage cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphillis - 10. North Carolina, 9. New York, 8. Texas, 7. Illinois, 6., Arkansas, 5. South Carolina, 4. Alabama, 3. Georgia, 2. Mississippi, 1. Louisiana - but then again I shouldn't be surprised the the "Bible Belt" states have the most alarming. (I'm surprised that Illinois and South Carolina made the top ten over California and Florida.)
Good Morning everyone. I so happy to have another day of life and opportunities to share God's love with as many people as I can. You know when I say "share God's love" people, I think, especially here in the Bible Belt, have the notion of someone carrying a Bible and going around beating people over the head with it. But I have a little different slant on that. I believe it's more than preaching at people. I believe that sharing God's love is about loving people more than I love me and putting their interests ahead of mine. Will I be taken advantage of? I'd like to say no, but people have taken advantage of my acts of compassion, mercy, grace and love. By their actions, people have called me foolish, gullible, I suspect I've even been grouped in with *** but that's okay. What I give, what I do, what I say to the people I try to reach out to, I do so in the name of Jesus. So the way I look at it, people who criticize me are really criticizing Jesus and those who take advantage of my kindness are ...
Jesus died and was buried long ago. There is real evidence for that. You should talk to a doctor or psychologist who will explain to you the reality that the sexual orientation a person is born with can not be changed. It can be suppressed however by the "power of belief" working in the subconscious mind, and that is a reality for many young *** who are coerced by religious people and friends. Many *** especially in the Bible belt of the U.S. are so discriminated against, that they feel pressured to live a lifestyle with is not their true selves. Yes, they can even have wives and children while that inner truth is oppressed. Most often they end up in their 40's as suicides or returning to addictions that first got them in trouble. and no one understands why. Religiously indoctrinated people will even use their death as an example of "Satan" corrupting them again. Religion is unGodly. Religious people do not get genuine strength from an imaginary Allah, Shiva or Jesus in their minds. A human being's str .. ...
Just wanted to say how happy I am to see Sullivan County mayor Steve Godsey get thrashed in the Republican primaries Tuesday. He said some pretty nasty and judgemental things about *** not long ago. I doubt the guy who beat him will be any better on those issues but the thoughts of him getting trounced makes me giddy! For some of my friends who may not know this is an extremely conservative area of the Bible Belt. Usually the winner of the GOP primary is unchallenged because no democrats run around here. 70% republican. Ick!
Moving to the bible belt for the conversation is like moving to Wyoming for the bagels , lox , and Challah bread .
One thing I like about living in the Bible belt is the news always has people Praising and thanking God :)
Good Morning Everyone... Now let me start by saying.. ATLANTA your grace has not been too good lately So this building of the Church of Bey is not pleasing to God especially when 285 is the largest Christian ring and bible belt in the world (look it up) ... the moment you step foot in that church to Idolize and praise her and not God.. Don't look for God's blessings anymore and look for more days like the "SNOW DAYS of 2014".
This is the NEW consumer trailer for Bible Belt Slasher Pt.II: The Holy Terror!
Morning Ya'll, Watching the Morning news and Finding out that Jake Rush from the 3rd district in Florida is a Republican that is running for office is NO big deal, The fact that he is a Vampire is AMAZIING. Let see how the Bible Belt deals with this, Ya'll have a GREAT Friday and eve better weekend
Hey everyone! Jill Morgan here! I would like to introduce your Sounds of the Week artist Kimberly Alana! The interesting thing about Kimberly is that she once hosted the Maxwellsounds events at Prince Smoke the Mic, The Acoustic Open Mic, and The Rudyard Rock the Mic. She is now moved on to become an amazing Singer Songwriter! Kimberly Alana has just released a single called "Bible Belt" which you can obtain now on iTunes which you can find here - The song was recorded at JETLAG RECORDINGS Studio where you to can get a great quality sound on your recordings. Ask Kim for specific details. If you have not been able to hear Kim perform catch her this Wednesday at The Prince Smoke the Mic event (link at the bottom). Interested in being The Sounds of the Week Artist, message our Sounds of the Week page and let us know a little about yourself and give us a link to your music. We will get your sounds out there to the world! Love the art in the background? Contact Maxwellsounds talented friend EDUS at her page or ...
Kelvin Benjamin welcome to the bible belt!!! I ain't mad at our pick
My heart goes out to anyone who is in so much psychic pain that he would assault some of god's most beautiful, talented, loving and kind human beings. If communities do indeed grow through pain, then I am excited for the growth spurt I anticipate in the Shoals due to the LGBT/Jack O Lantern Farms/ Shirey Ice Cream crisis of faith, love and understanding. These are the posts I made tonight and my partner and I stand by them and the entire Shoals community. : Six Degrees Shoals: It is NOT a complex is a simple choice. Either believe something that may or may not have been translated properly TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO or choose to love your fellow human beings. 6 minutes ago · Like · 1 Six Degrees Shoals: I do not and will not ever support a church or a religion that denigrates women or men in any way. The miracle I would love to see in this "bible-belt" community is FORGIVENESS & UNDERSTANDING. It is in far too short a supply and I have felt the buckle of that bible belt sting my own *** .. ...
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