""The Bible Belt" refers to those southern states with a large Protestant, church-attending population.
But it was a phrase coined in a highly dramatic setting!
In 1925, during the controversial Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, a well-known journalist and satirist, H.L. Mencken, first used the phrase “Bible Belt," albeit in an intentionally derogatory way.
"The Bible Belt" is still home to the most “Bible-minded” cities in America, according to a 2016 American Bible Society study.
Chattanooga, Tenneessee took the most “Bible-minded” city title this year, with Birmingham, Alabama, a close second.
These are cities with a high concentration of people who read the Bible on a regular basis.
The American Bible Society is also offering a new app called “BibleMinded” in order to increase engagement in communities around the United States.
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