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OKG Newsletter

Topic: religion

Don’t discriminate

Letters to the Editor

Rob Bennet
In response to “Bad move, Oklahoma City Council” by Steve Kern (Letters, Dec. 7, Oklahoma Gazette): as an Oklahoman, religions scholar and self-proclaimed independent when it comes to religious affiliation, I would like to say to Steve Kern, your hypocrisy was a bad move.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Romney and religion

Will Mitt Romney’s Mormonism be a factor for Oklahoma voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary?


Greg Horton
With the state’s Republican presidential primary Tuesday March 6, some observers wonder if voters in the so-called Bible Belt of Oklahoma will be influenced by the religion of Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is Mormon.
Friday, February 24, 2012

Strained relations


Gazette staff
From fracking to faith, the war of words continues — because what’s the point of knowing you’re going to heaven if you don’t get to rub it in other people’s faces?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Divine digs

The new owner of a century-old church in Midtown is determined to repair the building and inspire parishioners’ lives.


Greg Horton
Frontline Church held its first service in its downtown location on Christmas Eve in 2011. Although the building at N.W. 10th Street and Robinson Avenue is a new site for Frontline, it was originally the home of First Christian Church, beginning in 1911.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Modern word

A Norman church hosts a progressive theologian who champions a fresh interpretation of the Bible.


Greg Horton
John Shelby Spong
7 p.m. Friday
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
2401 Chautauqua, Norman
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pious people


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

The Perfect Family

Even if her movie does not, Kathleen Turner shines as a moralistic matriarch.


Rod Lott
The joke of The Perfect Family, of course, is that no such thing exists. Yet in the film, just as in real life, some people put on airs that suggest otherwise. The situation at the The joke of The Perfect Family, of course, is that no such thing exists. Yet in the film, just as in real life, some people put on airs that suggest otherwise. The situation at the heart of this dramedy is timely, if also a bit made-for-TV.
Friday, June 15, 2012

Raise a VOICE

A nonpartisan, nonsectarian advocacy group wants to build engaged communities.


Greg Horton

A coalition of 25 congregations, nonprofit organizations and schools in the metro is determined to get citizens more involved in the discourse about public policy.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Poised for progress

Southern Baptists in Oklahoma react to the election of the national organization’s first African-American president.


Greg Horton
The Southern Baptist Convention has elected its first African-American president. Fred Luter, New Orleans pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, won during the SBA’s annual meeting today in New Orleans.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The toll of Islamophobia

Letters to the Editor

Jillian Holzbauer-Frazier
“Islamophobia” has become a prominent buzzword in the realm of political rhetoric. Some see it as the pinnacle of a climate of discrimination in America; others view it as a smear tactic to inhibit free speech. What is the real pulse of our great nation when it comes to the delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom of speech?
Wednesday, August 29, 2012