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Author Mitch Randall

Mitch Randall is executive director of EthicsDaily.com.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker at Masterpiece Cakeshop, on June 4, 2018. In a 7-2 judgment, the justices weighed the merits of this specific case, ruling that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the Free Exercise Clause. They did not, however, decide that all business owners with […] Read More

The headlines of U.S. news outlets last week seemed to be all about crass language used by two comedians. Liberals and conservatives were up in arms about remarks tweeted by Rosanne Barr and voiced by Samantha Bee. Barr tweeted racially charged comments targeting former Barack Obama aid Valerie Jarrett, while Bee used profane language to […] Read More

The hashtags #MissingChildren and #WhereAreTheChildren were trending on Twitter and Facebook last week. Citizens were outraged at the Trump administration for potentially losing track of 1,475 unaccompanied immigrant children last year. Coupled with the story, photos of children sleeping in cages fueled the outrage even more. However, if readers would have read past the headlines […] Read More

The Power of Love

A worldwide audience listened last weekend to a sermon about the power of love at the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle. Delivered by Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry, the sermon has received a global reception as a message the world needed to hear. Building upon a quote from Martin Luther King […] Read More

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Southern Baptist Convention seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, has relieved President Paige Patterson of his responsibilities. Patterson’s status has been in question for weeks after reports surfaced that years ago he advised an abused woman to remain with her husband and forgive him. Although he initially stood by his actions, […] Read More

When Jesus delivered his condemnation of the Pharisees and scribes in Jerusalem, he did so knowing both the city’s vast history and potential future. “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her […] Read More

As a young boy, I had no idea the rarity of my experiences. When my mother decided to return to college in pursuit of a degree in education, she turned to my great-grandmothers and grandmothers to help care for me. Little did I know at the time, but these incredible, gritty ladies could be considered […] Read More

Genesis details the family origins of Abraham and his sons. After receiving a promise from Yahweh, Abraham bore his first son through Sarah’s Egyptian servant, Hagar. Hagar’s son was named Ishmael. Years later, Sarah bore Abraham a second son, Isaac. Brothers from different mothers, the two grew up under Abraham’s protection and love. Unfortunately, according […] Read More

The repercussions of overt and systemic racism are once again echoing throughout the U.S. Recent headlines from Starbucks to golf courses reveal that discrimination based on race remains a contemporary reality. While the images of marching white supremacists in Charlottesville still haunt the nation’s psyche, subtler acts of racism are often noted but left quickly […] Read More

Humanity has assumed for way too long now that we are the center of the universe. If not the universe, we are certainly the dominant rulers of this blue orb we call earth. Anthropocentric attitudes and actions have led humanity to the conclusion that the world was created for our unrestricted and unending consumption. While […] Read More