Planet America

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Next stop in the Situational Tour: USA Bible Belt, is the Prayer Tower at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which rises high above the campus, a futuristic beacon symbolizing the thorns of Christ with the eternal flame rising from the apex.

The campus at ORU is modeled after Oral Robert’s vision of a strange, science fiction, Christian future with its otherworldly architecture evoking a World’s Fair from some distant world, one would think a faraway planet, except that planet is America.