Tag Archives: Tulsa

OKLAHOMA: Tulsa LBGT Center Riddled With Bullets, Man Later Accosts Staff With Homophobic Slurs

Tulsa’s CBS affiliate reports: Monday, the Equality Center in downtown Tulsa was the victim of two separate cases of vandalism. Executive Toby Jenkins said someone in a truck drove by and fired shots at the front doors in the morning, then, Monday afternoon, someone lashed out at the people inside the center. Jenkins said this is the first time they’ve ...

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OKLAHOMA: Manslaughter Charges Filed Against Tulsa Cop In Shooting Death Of Unarmed Black Man

Tulsa’s Fox affiliate reports: The Tulsa County District Attorney has filed first degree manslaughter charges against Officer Betty Shelby with the Tulsa Police Department. Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16 in north Tulsa. Video released showed Crutcher with his hands up. Tulsa County DA Steve Kunzweiller said a warrant was issued for Shelby’s arrest and arrangements are ...

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OKLAHOMA: Married Gay Man Charged With Murdering Lebanese Neighbor After Years Of Racist Insults

His husband tried to stop the murder, but the police did nothing. There’s a lot to this story. Via Talking Points Memo: In a bizarre twist, the husband of the Tulsa, Oklahoma man suspected of fatally shooting his Lebanese neighbor on Friday night was apparently friendly with the victim and tried to warn him that his partner was armed and ...

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OKLAHOMA: Hate Group Files Marriage Ban Overturn Appeal With SCOTUS

The Alliance Defending Freedom today filed their Oklahoma appeal with the US Supreme Court. Via the Associated Press: The appeal was filed Wednesday by an organization representing Tulsa County Clerk Sally Howe Smith, who was sued after refusing to grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple several years ago. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the ...

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OKLAHOMA: Child Molestations And Cover-Ups At Tulsa’s Massive Megachurch

Two employees at Tulsa’s Victory Christian megachurch have been arrested for child molestation and several other high-level staffers have been accused of shielding those crimes. More alleged sexual abuse victims at the 17,000-member Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Okla., have come forward, adding to charges already made against the megachurch that its staff delayed reporting the alleged rape of a ...

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OKLAHOMA: Tulsa City Council Adds Sexual Orientation Protections

Gay rights? In Oklahoma? Get out of here! Champagne corks popped at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center on Thursday night after the City Council voted to add sexual orientation to Tulsa’s nondiscrimination policy. Oklahomans for Equality members cheered and jeered at a rally as they watched councilors discuss the issue and their votes on a large-screen TV at the ...

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And Then She Floated Home In Her Ark

Tulsa, Oklahoma mayoral candidate Anna Falling is running on the platform of forcing the city’s zoo to include the book of Genesis in its displays, in order to explain to children where all the animals came from. “Some may ask why this issue during a Mayoral campaign? And I say why not?” said candidate Anna Falling. For Anna Falling, the ...

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