As Louis discussed last week, the Oklahoma Legislature recently sent HB 1775 – a signature piece of 2021 Oklahoma race-baiting legislation – to Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt’s desk for signature. It’s the one that will prohibit schools from teaching any race-based stuff that causes “discomfort, guilt, anguish or psychological distress” to (white) students, and ends mandatory diversity training.
When the bill arrived, the question wasn’t if Stitt was going to sign the bill – being a paranoid, right-wing Evangelical, that was a given – but rather what mental gymnastics he was going to perform to justify it.
This video statement gives us the answer:
Good news, my friends! Last month, Senate Bill 368, otherwise known as the “Oklahoma Religious Freedom Act,” was signed into law. This new law deems churches and other religious institutions as “essential organizations” and aims to prevent their closure in the case of something like a goddang global pandemic.
In the past, we at TLO haven’t been too thrilled with religious organizations getting special privileges. But since then, we’ve seen the light and realized we’re not so different. In fact, here’s 7 reasons why The Lost Ogle is basically a church!
Look out, Kentucky! The Sooner State is catching up to you…in terms of watching its own people die via the pandemic!
In a recently released study from Sykes.com, taking into account various factors like weekly test positivity rates, hospital admissions, vaccine distribution and so on, Oklahoma ranks second in its pandemic response, not that it’s really any surprise to the people that live here.
Here’s the official rankings courtesy of Fox 25 News: