The Rev. Dr. Mitch Randall
Rev. Randall is the CEO of Good Faith Media and has served as pastor of NorthHaven Church in Norman and the executive director of the Baptist Center for Ethics. He is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, which offers him a first-hand perspective on issues regarding religious liberty and instilled in him strong support for church-state separation.
As a Christian and citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, I oppose the state of Oklahoma funding religious charter schools. Coming from the Baptist tradition, the separation of church and state is a bedrock principle protecting religious liberty for every citizen. As an Indigenous person and great-grandson of a boarding school resident at Chilocco, Okla., it is appalling to think state leaders would reopen a door to a time when tax dollars were used to publicly fund the advancement of religion. These are two reasons our state's founders wisely prohibited the use of taxpayer dollars to fund religious instruction.Rev. Dr. Mitch Randall, CEO of Good Faith Media