"Whether you're religious or not, why do you think the Golden Rule should apply to everyone?"
Michael: "Clearly, I'm religious, but I think for all humans, the Golden Rule is an important guideline and foundation that applies to us all. It recognizes and celebrates the worth of all humanity — not just people who are like us, or not just people who agree with us, but for everyone. For me, with my particular faith tradition, that means that we are all created in the image of God and everyone is a child of God, no matter what — period. Then it would follow that the Golden Rule is a way to live. We should honor that, not only for ourselves, but for all of us, because God made us and loves us."