Articles for Carla Hinton, The Oklahoman's Religion Editor
  • Oklahoma Baptists offer online resources regarding same-sex marriage

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma has prepared a Web page offering links to resources and information for Southern Baptist clergy and congregations grappling with the legalization of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma and across the nation.

  • Camp Anytown, Oklahoma: Celebrating diversity

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 7, 2015

    It's called Camp Anytown, Oklahoma, where the youths become citizens of the type of community they have long dreamed about: a place where they can break down societal barriers to explore the ways they are different — race, ethnicity, gender, socioconomics, disabilities, sexual orientation and...

  • Virtues of chastity, sexual purity for teens will be focus of Edmond conference

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    The Discover Real Love Waits event is sponsored by the Central Oklahoma Chapter of Lutherans for Life. It will be Aug. 22 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond.

  • Youths’ gathering at Capitol monument focuses on prayer, opposing Satanism

    By Carla Hinton Religion Editor | Published: Sat, Aug 8, 2015

    About 200 people who were taking part in this week's United Pentecostal Church International North American Youth Congress in Oklahoma City met Friday at the Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol to offer hymns and prayers as a way to encourage young people to exercise the power of prayer.

  • VIDEO: Community encouraged to attend workshop, revival

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    [brightcove]4404114238001[/brightcove] Two clergy leaders visited The Oklahoman Thursday morning to talk about a revival and workshop planned in Oklahoma City, beginning tonight, Thursday, Aug. 6. The Rev. Lee Cooper Jr., senior pastor of Prospect Baptist Church, brought the Rev. Douglas...

  • Who are all these young people in downtown Oklahoma City?

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    Downtown Oklahoma City is the site of large Pentecostal youth conference. At a downtown sandwich shop today, several people wondered out loud just who the visitors were since it would be hard not to notice the sudden influx of thousands of young people. The 2015 North American Youth...

  • Clergy leader calls on Oklahoma Southern Baptists to urge Congress and President Obama to defund Planned Parenthood

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    The leader of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, the state affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention, is asking Oklahoma Southern Baptists to urge Congress and President Barack Obama to defund Planned Parenthood. "With the latest video from inside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, the...

  • Oklahoma City archbishop calls for prayer for sanctity of human life in wake of Planned Parenthood video

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

    A prominent Roman Catholic leader called Wednesday for prayer and action upholding the "sanctity of human life." In a prepared statement, the Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said his call for prayer was prompted by the "undercover videos" showing...

  • Enid church knows pain, promise in aftermath of 1996 arson

    BY CARLA HINTON Religion Editor | Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Recent church burnings brought back memories for Enid church.


Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide variety of news, including social services, transportation, minority affairs and Oklahoma City Hall.

Hinton also serves as assistant editor and editor of the local news section for several years, but she is perhaps best known as The Oklahoman's religion editor, a post she has held since June 2002. She has enjoyed learning about the many different world religions in her role as religion editor and doesn't consider it a bad thing when colleagues refer to her as "the church lady."

Career highlights have included meeting renowned evangelist Billy Graham and covering local reaction to the election of a new pope after the death of Pope John Paul II. In her spare time, Hinton enjoys reading suspense novels (ala James Patterson), watching HGTV shows and keeping up with the activities of her two grown sons and (almost grown) daughter

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