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Batch and Pat – Not-So-Ordinary people joined in marriage

by Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Nathaniel Batchelder and Patricia Hoerth celebrated Holy Matrimony the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 9. The union formally joins in wedded bliss two of Oklahoma City’s best known Progressive activists, appreciated for their eclectic friendships, many of which surmount some of the divisions that now afflict […]

Oklahoma City’s Church of the Open Arms celebrates 20th anniversary

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – in 1997, the Church of the Open Arms was founded to offer full participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This year, Open Arms invited the public to help celebrate its 20th anniversary with a ceremony and supper on Saturday, April 22 at the church. […]

A gentle time, in tribute to a gentleman – A fond farewell to Bob Lemon, at Church of the Open Arms

Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Family and friends of Robert Dell Lemon gathered for a spiritual and deeply emotional farewell to the beloved philanthropist and attorney, loving father and passionate human rights activist, who died on October 22 at the age of 87. Rev. Kayla Bonewell, senior pastor at Church of the Open […]

Words of Love for Bob Lemon

by Ed Shadid Oklahoma City – The day after Bob Lemon’s passing on October 22, I was riding in my car with my teenage children. I was explaining why I was sad at his death: That Bob was humble, tried to make the world a better place by investing his financial resources in the community […]

Robert Dell Lemon, January 3, 1929 – October 22, 2016

Robert Dell Lemon was born January 3, 1929, in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to R.M. Lemon and Fay Taliaferro and died October 22, 2016, in Oklahoma City at age 87. He grew up in Booker, Texas, in the Dust Bowl.  Bob’s grandfather, Gustavous Erasmus Lemon, staked a claim and settled in the Cherokee Strip, Grant County, Oklahoma […]

Local leaders to hold press conference regarding Dakota Access pipeline

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Wednesday, September 7, Oklahoma Native American leaders along with representatives of several environmental groups and religious organizations will hold a press conference in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL). The event will be held at Church of […]

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