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OKG Newsletter


Topic: religious

Counterpoint: Separation anxiety

The Constitution is under fire by the right-wing assault


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
The bills would also appear to directly violate Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution, which states: “No public money or property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or...
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Separation deliberation

Two pastors, including Sally Kern’s husband, debate whether the Constitution was intended as a religious document.


News

Clifton Adcock
The hour-and-a-half-long debate was full of historical references, statistics, philosophical viewpoints and well-delivered arguments.
 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pious people


CFN

Gazette staff
We hope you’re sitting down for this: Oklahoma City is very, very religious — the third most religious city in the nation, in fact, according to a 2010 study by the U.S. Religion Census.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Praise the who?


CFN

Gazette staff
The world’s news media does so enjoy the caricature of Oklahoma as the buckle of the Bible Belt. And, yes, while there’s no denying that much of the Sooner State’s population is devout, every so often a TV correspondent will stumble across an Okie who hasn’t gotten the memo. That’s what happened last week when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer did a live TV interview with a woman whose family survived the May 20 tornado.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Poor logic on Hobby Lobby decision


Commentary

Marci A. Hamilton
There are times when a court’s reasoning becomes so precious that it has no contact with reality, which is precisely what happened when the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit decided Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. The most important issue in the case is whether a for-profit company is a religious “person” under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The short answer is “No.”
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Atheist

Atheism increasingly finds a home in the Bible Belt.


News

Carmel Perez Snyder
Oklahoma is home to more than 6,500 churches. It’s also home to one of the largest atheist meet-up groups in the U.S.
 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monumental offense

In lawsuit, ACLU and even theologians claim that the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol is offensive to Christians and other faiths.


News

Brittany Pickering
The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last week challenging the constitutionality of the Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
 
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