Charles Biggs

Publisher, Tulsa Beacon
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Abortion abolitionists want to end the holocaust now


In 19th Century America, a group of Christians decided that human slavery violated Biblical principles (all men are created equal). They sought to abolish slavery immediately and that didn’t set well with many Americans who didn’t think of black people as fully human. The slave owners had come to depend upon not only the economic […]

It’s Top 10 matchup for No. 5 OU vs. No. 8 TCU


Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield came back for his senior season because he wanted to win a national championship. Mayfield and the Sooners took a big step toward that goal with a 62-52 Bedlam victory over Oklahoma State in Stillwater Saturday. But the No. 5 Sooners have no room for error in order the reach the […]

The OU Baptist Student Union had a big impact on me


In the fall of 1973, I transferred from Tulsa Junior College (now Tulsa Community College) to The University of Oklahoma. Freshmen were required to live in the dorms but since I was a sophomore transfer, I rented an apartment with a friend from my church in Tulsa. The three-story apartment house, which originally was a […]

Bedlam: Winner gets a leg up on a Big 12 title game


The eyes of the college football world will be focused in Stillwater as No. 8 Oklahoma battles No. 11 Oklahoma State in the annual in-state Bedlam game. OU and OSU are tied with TCU and Iowa in first place in the Big 12 Conference with 4-1 league records. OU and OSU are both 7-1 overall […]

Unlike years ago, Halloween is a dark holiday these days


Here is what Halloween’s become in America. First, it’s about selling candy. When our kids were little, they would wind up with a huge bag of candy – way more than they should eat for weeks. Sometimes we tried to solve this problem by buying the candy and then either giving it away at work […]

When natural disasters strike, it’s good to be prepared


With all of the recent earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, ice storms, snowstorms, tsunamis and drought, it pays to be prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes a 200-page booklet on how to prepare for certain natural disasters. In the past 20 years, our family has dealt with a terrible ice storm, a horrendous […]

No. 9 OU defeats unranked Texas; KSU road trip is next


No. 9 Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said everyone plays their best against the Sooners. That was the case in the Cotton Bowl last Saturday when the unranked Texas Longhorns (3-3, 2-1 in the Big 12) battled back from a deficit to take the lead late but still fell to the Sooners, 29-24, in the Red […]

The Emmys showed how rotten network TV has become


I watch less TV these days and there is a good reason. It stinks. No prime time network shows are worth watching. There are some good shows on certain cable channels and there are a handful of reality TV shows that are decent. Most of my TV time is spent on football or an occasional […]

OU’s hopes for the season are on the line against Texas


NORMAN – No. 12 Oklahoma (4-1, 1-1 in the Big 12) faces unranked Texas (3-2, 2-) in a critical matchup for the Sooners if they want to win the conference and have a shot at the playoff. The Sooners, heavy favorites at home, lost to Iowa State 31-38 Saturday while the Longhorns struggled to beat […]

The NFL and NBA are losing fans over their protests


Most of the bigwigs from the National Football League and the National Basketball Association are disrespecting the U.S. flag and our military because they don’t like President Donald Trump. On September 24, more than 100 NFL players took a knee or stayed in the locker room during the ceremonial playing of the national anthem. These […]