Nigerian Archbishop to speak in Tulsa

Archbishop Ben Kwashi

Archbishop Ben Kwashi

Archbishop Kwashi will speak in Tulsa at Church of the Holy Spirit Anglican Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Monday evening at 7 p.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on persecution and conflict caused by the terrorist group Boko Haram throughout northern Nigeria and how Christians worldwide must witness faith and stand against evil.

In an article published by Christianity Today in November 2014, Kwashi strongly countered the assertion by U.S. President Barack Obama that terrorism is the result of poverty and specifically demanded that the activities of Boko Haram be acknowledged as examples of Islamic extremism – this even before Boko Haram publicly pledged alliance with ISIS.

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Gov. Fallin signs law protecting religious liberty

ReligiousFreedomOKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin Friday signed HB 1007, a bill protecting religious leaders from being compelled to perform marriages that are in direct contradiction to their religious beliefs. The bill states, “No regularly licensed, ordained or authorized official of any religious organization shall be required to solemnize or recognize any marriage that violates the official’s conscience or religious beliefs.”
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Gov. Fallin signs bill allowing cannabidiol (CBD)

CannabidiolAboutOKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today signed House Bill 2154, authorizing a medical pilot program allowing the medically supervised use of cannabidiol (CBD), a low THC non-intoxicating derivative of marijuana. Reports from some families indicate that CBD may be used to effectively treat children who suffer from epileptic seizures and help reduce the number and intensity of those seizures.

HB 2154 was authored by Rep. Jon Echols and Sen. Brian Crain (R-Tulsa). The bill is known as “Katie and Cayman’s Law,” named after a young relative of Echols and a family-friend of Crain, both of whom suffer from seizures.

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NDAA mark up passes with Rep. Russell additions

DefenseDeptWASHINGTON D.C. – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) mark up for FY16.  This latest version assures that the Armed Forces of the United States are properly funded, efficiently and effectively trained while highlighting proper health parameters for all trainees.

Congressman Russell submitted an amendment into the NDAA that would award Purple Hearts to the members of the armed forces who were killed at their recruiting stations at the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995.  He also saw some of his recommendations from his “Waste Watch” be implemented to reduce unnecessary spending.

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