the Bible Belt


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the Bible Belt

the southern and central area of the United States, where many people have very strong traditional Christian beliefs Country music is very popular in the Bible Belt.
See also: belt, Bible
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John Simon was the film critic for New York magazine at that time, and I anticipated a favorable review of what I considered a breakthrough attempt to depict a life and death in the heart of the Bible Belt.
Once in the South, even though she was a cloistered nun, Angelica began using the media to evangelize the Bible Belt, first with speeches and mini-books, later with vinyl records and cassettes.
But fans of the trilogy have condemned the planned removal of anti-religious sentiment as a "blatant cop-out to the Bible Belt of America".
I think it surprises many people in the pew and in the Bible Belt that one can be "Christian" and still vote something other than Republican.
The truth is that the fervent Protestantism and the penchant for violence of the Bible Belt South are not responses to the American frontier environment.
Seeing the Bible Belt as the most religious would seem to be accurate, but for the test of the information, I sincerely have my doubts as to its accuracy.
of Boston, the book is described on the company's Web site as an erotically guided adventure through venerable Dixie, where sweaty fingers unbuckle the Bible belt.
If a film is well-done and marketed right, then it is not going to affect the conservative moviegoers in Middle America, the Bible belt where people aren't going to go for R-rated movies.
The most extreme passage in the book, which would certainly have had the fires burning in the Bible belt, quotes Sam Berry, a professor of genetics at University College London, who suggests that, in the extraordinary condition of ``testicular feminisation'', there could be enough male and female sexual development and activity in one person for a pregnancy to happen.
The title, selected by Schaefer, is destined to provoke more denizens of the Bible belt.
It might win a few plaudits from hawkish zealots in the Bible Belt, but it will be a tragedy for everybody else.
They don't lobby for public funding for born-again Impressionists from the Bible Belt.
Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt, by Christine Leigh Heyrman.