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Oklahoma’s mean Jesus


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Robin Meyers
After three decades of ministry in Oklahoma City, the land of my birth and the home of so many resilient, creative and wonderful people, I have come to the conclusion that despite all our loving up on Jesus, we are not very religious.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Thou shalt not lose to Texas


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Robin Meyers
If Oklahoma wants to stop giving latenight comics their best material, then we are going to have to stop acting like children.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oklahoma’s public defenders


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Robin Meyers
I am not talking about those brave, idealistic, underpaid lawyers who work to protect the last and the least, but KFOR, KOCO, KWTV and other local media outlets whose job it has become to defend the honor and reputation of our state when it is under attack by “foreigners” — aka, Australian politicians, lying journalists at Sports Illustrated or even the “unorthodox” Ed Shadid.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

God and tornadoes


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Robin Meyers
I handed my driver’s license to the Transportation Security Administration agent in the Manchester, N.H., airport, and she said, “Oh, my God! Oklahoma? My condolences to your state.”
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Loving our guns to death


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Robin Meyers
The Oklahoma response to the latest mass shooting will be utterly predictable. Gun rights in this state are like an official religion with a canned liturgy: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The land of Bibles and bigots


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Robin Meyers

Pulling up behind an enormous red pickup truck a few weeks before the election, I couldn’t help but notice a huge portrait of President Obama that covered most of the tailgate, and just beneath this unflattering image, in big block letters, was this question: “Does this ass make my truck look big?” Coming closer, I saw that the driver was a Marine, and these were his sentiments about his commander in chief.

 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

An embarrassment of a senator


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Robin Meyers
Is it any wonder that Oklahoma students rank near the bottom of the country in math and science scores? Consider U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, who teaches them by example that if someone pays you enough money, you too can ignore the evidence and act like a fool.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Holding our biased breath


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Robin Meyers
Let’s be perfectly honest: When it comes to Chesapeake’s troubles, nobody in Oklahoma City can be expected to be objective. We all have been on the receiving end of too many benefits, from Classen Curve to Whole Foods to the arena’s namesake, not to mention some of the best Christmas lights in the known universe.
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Open carry is an embarrassment


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Robin Meyers
For over a decade I wrote a regular column for this page, a second opinion on the dominant political and theological ethos of my beloved Oklahoma — where I was born, have raised three children, and continue to lead the same amazing church.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Black and blue Friday


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Robin Meyers
By the time readers pick this up, the worst Black Friday will have come and gone. Retailers in Oklahoma will be looking at their worst Christmas ever, and the depth and severity of the recession will ...
 
Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dead wrong and proud of it


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Robin Meyers
The world wept for joy; Oklahoma spat defiantly. The glory train of history pulled out of the station; Oklahoma waved goodbye and said "good riddance." Dr. King's dream came true; Oklahoma slumbered o...
 
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Good night, mudslingers


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Robin Meyers
If the definition of political leadership in Oklahoma means doing things the same old crude, shallow, sickening way, then James Inhofe should get the Nobel Prize for Pathetic. His television ads again...
 
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Welcome to corporate socialism


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Robin Meyers
I never thought I would agree with Tom Coburn or Jim Inhofe on anything, but this is a bailout, not a rescue. It should come as no surprise that the same crowd that rushed us to war over nonexistent w...
 
Thursday, October 2, 2008

A tale of two conventions


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Robin Meyers
I went to the Democratic National Convention in Denver because I could not help myself. As a lifelong and long-suffering Democrat, I wanted to be present for the making of American history. I heard lo...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

Counterpoint: Save the Supreme Court


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Robin Meyers
One of the biggest scandals of the current Bush administration was what it tried to do to the U.S. Department of Justice. In order to destroy its political opponents, only right-wing Republicans got i...
 
Thursday, August 21, 2008
 
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