C-Springs Publisher Disputes Religious Image Of City

Smarting over a recent New York Times travel piece describing Colorado Springs as Holy Roller Central, the publisher of The Colorado Springs Business Journal has smacked back — arguing in an open letter that the community is practically a city of heathens.  The dustup started last week, when the Times Travel section published a flattering story about the neighboring town Manitou Springs, which was characterized as a sort of hippie Mayberry:

“Manitou [Springs] is  … defined by what it is not — its neighbor Colorado Springs, a sprawling, chain-stored center of conservative evangelical Christianity looming just beyond the Garden of the Gods, a 1,300-acre array of Gaud

Like this story? Steal it! Feel free to republish it in part or in full, just please give credit to The Colorado Independent and add a link to the original.

Got a tip? Story pitch? Send us an e-mail. Follow The Colorado Independent on Twitter.



About the Author

Cara Degette

Leave a Response

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>