EDMOND, Okla. (RNS) In a state where appeals to traditional values have long resonated with voters, the public is angry and willing to boot incumbents over underfunded schools, crumbling infrastructure and failing health and prison systems.
LAWTON, Okla. (RNS) Adam Daniels wanted to read and sign copies of “Ahrimani Enlightenment,” a book that explains the basics of the church’s nontraditional form of Satanism.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) By Tuesday, the monument was already installed at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs just a few blocks from the Capitol.
A state judge in September gave Oklahoma until Oct. 12 to remove the 6-foot-tall monument.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) The state's Supreme Court ordered the monument removed because the state constitution bans the use of state property for the benefit of a religion.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) After two commenters posted references to the Bible in response to a story about the effects of marijuana on the brain, a bureau employee engaged them in a theological argument.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Gun range manager Chad Neal, a medically discharged veteran, said last month’s shooting at the military recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tenn., prompted him to hang the sign in the door.
JERUSALEM (RNS) The Israeli pilot program, known as TAMAR represents the Museum of the Bible's first successful educational program. Last year, an Oklahoma school district shelved a similar pilot curriculum.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) Oklahoma's conservative lawmakers came up with a religious tactic to block same-sex weddings. In a twist, their efforts to restrict who can perform marriages could make it easier for gay couples to wed.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (RNS) Facts get in the way of teaching the history that many want to remember, the history in which whites play a starring role, not their actual and much more complicated roles.
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) The "Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act" prohibits taxpayer funds, including government salaries, to be used for any activity that supports same-sex marriage.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) “We do not have people roaming the streets in hoodies or masks committing crimes," said one pastor who planned to wear a hooded sweatshirt to church Sunday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The 72 death sentences issued in 2014 represents the fewest in 40 years, according to a leading anti-death penalty advocacy group.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The unexpected decision by the justices immediately affects five states in which federal appeals courts had struck down bans against gay marriage: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah.
(RNS) Richard Dieter, executive director of the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center, said the Oklahoma case would add momentum to efforts to halt lethal injection until the process is better understood and there is more transparency to what states are trying to do.