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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:29 AM

US professor who said Christians and Muslims worship same god condemns moves to fire her

Source: Associated Press

US professor who said Christians and Muslims worship same god condemns moves to fire her

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 January, 2016, 12:47pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 January, 2016, 12:47pm
Associated Press in Chicago

The professor of a Christian college who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same god said that her views are in line with the suburban Chicago college’s mission and disputed university accounts of interactions with administrators who’ve taken steps to fire her.

Larycia Hawkins, who's Christian, was placed on leave at Wheaton College in December after posting her views on Facebook. She also wore a headscarf to show solidarity with Muslims. College officials said her views were inconsistent with the college's “doctrinal convictions.”

On Tuesday, they said she refused to participate in further conversations about theological issues and initiated termination-for-cause proceedings. However, Hawkins said she tried to reconcile with university officials during a news conference Wednesday at a downtown Chicago church where she received backing from religious leaders, including the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Hawkins, a political science professor, said she met with administrators several times after the Facebook posting and provided statements explaining her beliefs which she said don’t contradict the college’s. Hawkins said she was told further discussions weren’t required, but college officials then changed their requirements and said she’d have to participate in two years of ongoing conversations during which time her tenure would be revoked. She said university officials advised her to get an attorney, and the next communication was the notice of termination proceedings.


Read more: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1898531/us-professor-who-said-christians-and-muslims-worship-same-god-condemns

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:40 AM

1. Fascists

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:42 AM

2. They do worship the same God

Some days Money, some days Power, some days Guilt...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 12:52 AM

3. Typical, the one person who's actually read that book they're all thumping at everybody else

is being thrown out of her job by a bunch of people who've only read bits and pieces and think they know it all.

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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 02:06 AM

5. I hope that she gets a good job at a good school.

She is worth 10 of those assholes at that college.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 7, 2016, 02:20 AM

6. Ibrahim and Abraham are the same guy.

Jews, Christians and Muslims all worship "the God of Ibrahim/Abraham."

This is not news to anyone who is remotely, slightly, just a wee bit 'educated' on the history of world religions.

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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 03:16 AM

7. All 3 Abrahamic religions

 

suffer under the same delusion.

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