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Bible belt

An area noted for religious fundamentalism; specifically, parts of the American South and Midwest. For example, You wouldn't dare try to sell a sex manual in the Bible belt. This term alludes to the prevalence of evangelical revivals, strict morals, belief in the literal truth of the Bible, and similar traits. [c. 1920]
See also: belt, Bible
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fundamentalists, Holy Rollers, born-again Bible Belters, and Jesus
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I stayed at the Hall of Fame Hotel, I bought Love Me Tender shampoo, I hung out with the Bible Belters at the Grand Ole Opry - and, of course, I visited the museums.
And Evan Almighty is exactly the kind of folksy, religious fare you'd expect to be lapped up by Bible Belters in the US.
Maybe the newspaper editorials, aided and abetted by the usual suspect crew of opponents and Bible belters, will yet manage to drive him out of office.
Unsurprisingly these sightings have led American bible belters to debate what God is trying to tell their blessed people.