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OKG Newsletter

Topic: religion

Questioning Hobby Lobby

Letters to the Editor

Dennis Weigand
In all the back and forth about Hobby Lobby and the Affordable Care Act (News, Peter Wright, ”Crossing Obamacare,” May 1, Oklahoma Gazette), there is one important question that I have not seen addressed: Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another Hobby Lobby question

Letters to the Editor

John Buckley
Regarding the “Crossing Obamacare” article (News, Peter Wright, May 1, Oklahoma Gazette):

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pondering religious freedom

Letters to the Editor

K.A. Straughn
Concerning Hobby Lobby’s refusal to pay for emergency birth control under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Dennis Weigand (Letters to the Editor, “Questioning Hobby Lobby, May 8, Oklahoma Gazette) writes, “Is employment at Hobby Lobby conditional on agreement with the religious views of the owners? If it is not, then [Hobby Lobby’s] claim that their religious freedom would be violated by the ACA is nothing but a hollow pretense to religious superiority, taking the position that Hobby Lobby’s religious freedom is more important than the religious freedom of their employees.”
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Praise the who?


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

Atheists, assemble!


Gazette staff
After her house was destroyed in the May 20 tornado, Rebecca Vitsmun bravely ditched the rules of Bible Belt conversation when CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her in a live interview if she “thanked the Lord” for having survived. Vitsmun hesitated before answering that she’s actually an atheist. That declaration prompted atheists everywhere to raise money for her, showing that Christian charity can be just plain charity.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013

God and tornadoes


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

Be reasonable

Freethinkers across the state will gather Saturday for a unique convention that touts science and reason.


Greg Horton
Oklahoma FreeOK Convention
9 a.m. Saturday
Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Hard rain’s a-gonna fall


Gazette staff
Does it just set your teeth on edge that your license plate bears the image of a sculpture of a Native American performing an ancient religious ceremony? If so, worry not, weary motorist and teeth-gnasher. Oklahoma City pastor Keith Cressman has got your back.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Slumming it

What would it be like to live in Africa’s largest slum? A new exhibit recreates the sights and smells of that trying experience.

Visual Arts

Peter Wright
Story of Hope
Thursday, Tuesday, ongoing
Feed the Children
4529 Enterprise Place
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Say it ain’t so, Joe


Gazette staff
You would think after 44 years as a hotshot journalist that Joe Klein, the author of the political novel Primary Colors and current Time magazine contributor, would know to do his research.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013