- Posted March 11, 2010 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Sermon in a Sentence: Church Signs of Alabama
- nsaidi, CNN iReport producer
After seeing the Church Signs assignment, I had to take a drive this afternoon around my region here in central Alabama. There are so many churches - and so many stereotypes about the Bible Belt, especially its supposed religious intolerance, that I wanted to see what the signs actually reflected. What I discovered might surprise you. Includes a brief interview with Tom Steed, Pulpit Minister of the Auburn Church of Christ, who was kind enough to agree to an on-the-spot interview when I walked into the office unannounced and introduced myself as an Auburn PhD candidate AND CNN ireporter. Good sport comes to mind - thank you, Tom!
And in the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that I am a non-religious person unaffiliated with any of the demoninations represented on these signs. I attempted to be an objective and open observer, reacting to the evidence I discovered and using my four years of experience living in this place as a foundation for my commentary.
Thank you for watching!
P.S. If you watch this video fullscreen, the shots are really poor quality. I promise the original edited image quality is much better, but the video size required a lot of compression! My apologies! :)