By Greg Hambrick
Glenn Beck, a radio host known for stoking controversy among conservatives, warned his listeners Tuesday to avoid the Tampa area.
“Sorry to break it to you, St. Petersburg,” Beck said on air, according to the St. Petersburg Tribune. “These are the cities you don’t want to live anywhere around when things get worse and worse.”
Beck’s list of cities to avoid comes from a new study by the Public Religion Research Institute that looked at religious affiliations in 30 top metro areas.
In Tampa-St. Petersburg, “unaffiliated” accounted for 25 percent of the population. That’s more than any one religion in Tampa and ranks 6th among the unaffiliated in the 30 metro areas.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman shared his response on Twitter: “An honor! #ThanksGlenn”
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