Mitch Randall, executive director of EthicsDaily.com, explores the reactions of city and church to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando on June 12, 2016 -- in which a shooter killed 49 people and wounded dozens more.
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America’s religious community holds sharply conflicting views about President-elect Bush’s nomination of Senator John D. Ashcroft of Missouri for attorney general. The religious right supports Ashcroft, who has a long record of opposing abortion and homosexuality. The religious left opposes him because of his opposition to the separation of church and state. Religious conservatives have […]Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article by Glen Stassen is reprinted with permission from Sojourners Online. To learn more about Sojourners, visit http://www.sojo.net or call 800-714-7474. When you look at the history of the church’s entanglement with the death penalty, and then its recovery, gradually you realize the story is like a parable, a penetrating view […]Read More
A Fox television series debuting Jan. 10 has attracted critics for tempting “committed couples” to stray from their romantic partners by surrounding them with other attractive and available singles. “Critics have already begun blasting ‘Temptation Island’ based solely on its premise and titillating promotions, which feature scantily clad men and women and a voice-over describing […]Read More
“The safest, easiest formula is that nothing succeeds like success,” wrote cultural critic Todd Gitlin in Inside Prime Time. The premiere of “Temptation Island” Jan. 10 offers evidence Fox television is employing that formula. “Following the success of ‘Survivor’ and ‘The Real World’ comes a provocative new series,” read the show’s Web site. The “flavor […]Read More
Congregational leaders will be tempted to blast “Temptation Island,” a six-episode television show about unmarried couples mingling with 26 exotic-looking singles. The first episode airs Wednesday night on Fox. While the show’s Web site says, “Give in to temptation,” congregational leaders should resist the predictable urge to attack this sexually charged, offensive and exploitative television […]Read More