OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) Oklahoma state Rep. Todd Russ said the federal government is attempting to change the traditional definition of marriage, so his legislation would place the responsibility for officiating marriages in the hands of clergy.
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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.
(RNS) Christian Minard said she is aware that her relationship violates the covenant, but she is troubled at the inconsistent application of the rules, saying she believes she was singled out for being a married lesbian.
(RNS) The presence of a Muslim student on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has touched off a controversy within the Southern Baptist Convention.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) The Satanic Temple wants to erect a 7-foot-tall statue of a seated Satan flanked by two children on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol.
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) A few days after a group of Satanists announced plans to donate a memorial on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol, a Hindu organization said it would apply for permission to erect a statue of Hanuman, the monkey god.
(RNS) The pastor contends the image of the Native American compels him to be a “mobile billboard” for a pagan religion.
A federal appeals court ruled the suit can proceed.
(RNS) Nearly 35 years after conservatives launched a takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention, a new divide over Calvinism threatens to upend the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) A few dozen churches around the country offer gun classes as a way to reach out to non-Christians and attract new members. But after the massacre at Sandy Hook, such classes are facing fierce criticism. By Greg Horton.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (RNS) A district judge in Oklahoma who sentenced a 17-year-old boy to 10 years of church attendance is standing by his sentence as the right thing to do — even if it may not have been the constitutional thing to do. By Greg Horton.