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Why Jesus Always Trumps Presidential Racism

By Mitch Randall | July 18, 2019

How should we react to the president’s racist tweets? Repeatedly, we discover Jesus combating myopic and hateful attitudes. Through words and actions, Jesus offers an example of how to conqueror bigotry, xenophobia and racism.

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Jonathan Hemmings, pastor in Jamaica, is interviewed by EthicsDaily.com executive director Mitch Randall about what happens when the church really meets Jesus.

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