They call this city the buckle of the Bible Belt.
Tucked in southwest Missouri, near Arkansas and Oklahoma, Springfield is home to 200 churches and five Christian colleges, including Jerry Falwell's alma mater, Baptist Bible. The Assemblies of God, a fast-growing force in the Pentecostal movement, is headquartered here. Local businesses include Divinely Inspired Cleaning, Integrity Imports and Grace Health Services.
Monday, October 09, 2006
GREETINGS FROM THE UPPER SOUTH
This whole idea of Missouri being in the Midwest? Apparently bogus. Monday's Washington Post includes a curious political story about Springfield. The hed -- A Balancing Act in the Upper South -- is topped only by this yawner of a lede:
So many buckles on that Bible belt.