Wednesday, January 6

 1/06/2016         No comments

Wheaton College, an evangelical college in Illinois, has now begun the process to fire associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins, after she made a controversial theological statement on Facebook that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. She had been placed on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that she would wear a hijab during the Advent season in support of Muslims.
“I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,”  “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.”
During Hawkins’s administrative review process, which was paused over the holidays, Wheaton administration requested a theological statement, which Hawkins submitted. The college said in the statement.
“Following Dr. Hawkins’ written response on December 17 to questions regarding her theological convictions, the College requested further theological discussion and clarification,” “However, as posted previously, Dr. Hawkins declined to participate in further dialogue about the theological implications of her public statements and her December 17 response.”
Hawkins has been asked to affirm the college’s statement of faith four times since she started teaching at Wheaton nearly nine years ago, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Washington Post  


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