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Moore sends hate runnin’

Opposite a large crowd of Moore supporters, 10 Westboro protesters held signs that said, “God Hates Oklahoma,” “Mourn For Your Sins” and “Destruction Is Imminent.” According to Westboro’s website, the church members believe the tornadoes were “God’s wrath.” The Kansas church protesters had a permit to protest for 30 minutes at 2 p.m., but counter-protesters

News9/Oklahoma Gazette mayoral election poll

Poll results indicate challenger Ed Shadid will need to energize new voters in significant numbers to wage a successful challenge. Results of the poll were weighted by sex and age and were adjusted using a model reflecting participation in previous Oklahoma City mayoral elections. The poll was conducted from February 17 to 19, 2014. Selected

Thou shalt not lose to Texas

The never-ending debate over the Ten Commandments monument at the State Capitol is a self-inflicted comic wound. Of course Satanists and Hindus want their own spot on the lawn. Our born-again legislators opened this can of worms by violating one of the Ten Commandments: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. The man

Let them eat king cake

Parishioner Jenifer Cameron, a New Orleans native, started baking king cakes at the church three years ago as a form of rehabilitation therapy after having seizures in 2009 and subsequent brain surgery, Rev. Jeannie Himes said. The seizures caused Cameron to lose some of her long- and short-term memory, but her intact baking skills are

New blessing

Guthrie’s Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City are the first two in the state’s western half to receive approval from Episcopal Bishop Ed Konieczny. Father John Borrego, the rector of Trinity, said his congregation went through a lengthy process to determine if the church would offer the ceremony. “No member

Glorious resurrection

But that was more than half a century ago, when the church was a key part of the Oklahoma City black community and the civil rights movement. There, King preached a sermon as an audition to be the church’s full-time pastor. Ironically, church leaders thought King was too young to lead a congregation of that

Vince Gill looks hate in the face

 In a video of the encounter, an unidentified female church member (the videographer) confronted Gill about his 13-year marriage to Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant. “Vince Gill, what in the world are you doing out here?” she asked. “I just came to see what hate looked like,” he replied. “Well, more importantly, what are you doing

The gospel according to Sean

“It was a record by Sam Cooke that really got me into music,” Johnson said. “It was his voice. There is literally no one who sounds like Sam Cooke. He can sing anything and it’ll be great. You go back and listen to some of the songs and they weren’t overly wordy, it wasn’t extremely

Time after time

At 10 a.m. Monday, members of First Lutheran Church of Oklahoma City, 1300 N. Robinson, will unearth and publicly display the contents of a time capsule buried 100 years ago under the church’s basement. The 6-foot-long, 3-foot-wide chest reportedly contains historical photographs, American Indian relics, newspapers and the like. As long as it doesn’t contain

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