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OKG Newsletter


Topic: religion

Fill the Void

Love and marriage don’t always go together like a horse and carriage, as this Hebrew-language drama shows.


Drama

Aimee Williams
From the first scene, it’s clear Fill the Void is a rare, if not voyeuristic look into the concealed lives of a seemingly impermeable religious community.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In _____ we trust


CFN

Gazette staff
Hobby Lobby’s famous — or infamous, some might say — full-page “holiday message” advertisements propagating Christian principles run in newspapers nationwide, including its hometown daily, The Oklahoman. This Independence Day was no different.
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Open house

OKC’s growing Sikh community celebrates a new house of worship.


Features

Greg Horton
According to local Sikhs, the first Sikh arrived in Oklahoma City in 1972, but their community has worshipped in a modified church only since 1983.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Of wellness and worship

Putnam City Baptist Church’s proposal to run a MAPS 3 senior wellness center raises concerns over First Amendment rights.


News

Tim Farley
Several parts of a MAPS 3 senior wellness center proposal by an Oklahoma City church could create a First Amendment controversy, a local civil liberties attorney said.
 
Wednesday, July 24, 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

Hobby Lobby deserves protection


Commentary

Andrew Spiropoulos
In this time of polarized politics, it is hard to conceive of any significant bill that’s supported by the entire American political spectrum. But in 1993, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) achieved just that.
 
Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Injunction junction


CFN

Gazette staff
Lock your doors and batten down the hatches, Oklahoma. A ruling by a federal judge might just make the state more susceptible to terrorism.
 
Wednesday, August 21, 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

Community organizers

The Plaza District’s The Parish expands its community outreach through hot sandwiches and cold beer.


Food and Drink Features

Louis Fowler
Propellor fundraiser
The Parish
1757 NW 16th St.
theparishokc.com
633-0454
$40


 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Driven to paganism?

A Christian’s lawsuit that fights the Native American “rain god” imagery on state license plates wins favor from the nonreligious sector, too.


News

Greg Horton
A local minister’s lawsuit claiming that Native American imagery on license plates forces him to become a “mobile billboard” for pagan religion will get another chance after being thrown out of a higher court.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
 
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