Homegrown extremism

preaching in daytona beach

Daytona Beach—it’s the home of NASCAR, Spring Break, Bike Week, and the self-proclaimed “most famous beach in the world.” The city has an interesting mix of natives with deep southern roots and northerners, many from New York City, who have come to the sun, sand and surf for retirement, or who came early because they did not want to wait for retirement. It is a mix that has nurtured a “live and let live” philosophy of community life. As a result, the Daytona Beach area has become a microcosm of world cultures, where every major religion is represented.


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