Today a group of four of us from the school of business went to a luncheon in Atlanta and heard Steve Forbes give his take on the economy. Hundreds from industry, government, and academia attended.
A colleague from the midwest who just joined the U last summer sat in front of me at the table. When the speaker said, "Let us bow our heads and offer thanks for our blessings and the food," my colleague whirled around to me with his mouth open and an astonished look in his eyes. I wished I had a camera. I would have posted his bewildered expression.
Afterward I informed my colleague that he had been beaten with the Bible belt.