The tenured hijab-wearing professor who was suspended by Wheaton College for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, spoke at a press conference in Chicago Wednesday to address her possible termination.
After the provost of the Illinois Evangelical institution sent a recommendation to Wheaton President Philip Ryken earlier this week that the school should begin the termination procedure for political science professor Larycia Hawkins, Hawkins will likely have go before a committee of elected tenured faculty who will also have to make a recommendation on whether the school should terminate her employment.
Hawkins told supporters at the Chicago Temple Wednesday that although she holds no "hatred" toward the administrators at Wheaton College, the fact that the college is moving this quickly to terminate her over a Facebook post means that no one at the school is safe to express their beliefs or point-of-view. more >>
A conservative Christian organization based in Colorado has denounced the vandalism of an atheist billboard that advises people to "skip church."
Focus on the Family, which is based in Colorado Springs, decried the recent vandalism of an American Atheists billboard ad.
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy, has told her family who visited her in prison that she has forgiven those who falsely accused her.
"Christmas is the celebration of God's mercy. I forgive my persecutors, those who have falsely accused me, and I await their forgiveness," her family quoted her as saying, according to the Italian newspaper La Stampa.
Bibi was sentenced in 2010 following an incident in 2009 where she was harvesting berries with a group of Muslim women who accused her of drinking from the same water bowl as them. An argument followed, and those women went to a local cleric and told him that Bibi had blasphemed against Islam. more >>
A Michigan Arab activist who's also a former State Department representative is defending the stabbing of Jews and even posted a video online that criticizes Muslims who beleive stabbing Jews is forbidden under Islamic law.
In a video posted to YouTube last week, Lina Allan, who represented the State Department's U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative under the Obama administration in 2012, refuted moderate Muslims who suggest that it's a violation of Islamic law for a Palestinian to stab a Jew.
In the video titled "Is Stabbing Jews Haram [Forbidden]" that was translated by the Middle East Media Research Center, Allan argues that those who say the stabbing Jews is forbidden by Islamic law are misguided or are trying to twist Islamic law to further their own motives. more >>
Some actors really know how to give the people what they want. And other actors know how to stand up for someone else regardless of the audience's reaction.
Kelvin Moon Loh is a professional actor who's part of the cast of a Broadway production of the classic musical "The King And I."
At a performance back in September a mother brought her autistic child to the show. As the child occasionally misbehaved, some in the audience demanded they be removed. more >>
A group of pharmacists appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to receive religious liberty protection from a Washington state law mandating that they sell drugs that could cause an abortion.
Ralph's Thriftway, Rhonda Mesler, and Margo Thelen have argued in a writ of certiorari filed Monday that a Washington law removing conscience protections for pharmacists violates their religious freedom.