Officials at Wheaton College have recommended the school begin termination proceedings of tenured professor Larycia Hawkins, who was suspended last month for asserting that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
After the political science professor took to Facebook on Dec. 10, 2015, to announce that she was going to wear a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and wrote that "we worship the same God," the Illinois Evangelical higher-education institution placed her on administrative leave for what the school believed was a violation of its statement of faith.
Wheaton reviewed Hawkins' Facebook post and her follow-up post days later that reaffirmed her "same-god" belief and asked her to submit a reconciliatory theological statement, which she did. 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.
An Irish pastor who was criminally charged for saying in a sermon that "Islam is satanic" has been found not guilty of making grossly offensive remarks by a Belfast judge Tuesday.
Pastor James McConnell, the 78-year-old retired pastor of the Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast, was accused of spewing offensive hate speech during a May 2014 sermon when he stated "Islam is heathen, Islam is satanic, Islam is a doctrine spawned in hell."
McConnell also claimed in his sermon that cells of Muslims have spread all over the U.K. and explained that "people say there are good Muslims in Britain — that may be so — but I don't trust them." more >>
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has released an official statement denouncing the recent takeover of a federal facility in Oregon.
Earlier this month a group of militia calling themselves the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom took over some government property as part of a protest.
While the Mormon Church said that the dispute between the CCF and the federal government was "not a Church matter," they took issue with the protestors invoking "scriptural principles." more >>
***alt. headline: Charlie Hebdo Blames God for Radical Terror Attack?***
French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is marking the one year anniversary of the terror attacks on its offices that killed 12 staff members, by releasing a controversial new cover that seemingly depicts God as a jihadist.
An atheist delivered the invocation at a Michigan city's public meeting, performing a part of the proceedings that generally includes a prayer.
Steven Belstra delivered the invocation Monday at the Grandville City Council meeting, with his planned remarks being published in advance by the Grand Rapids Press.
"I request from the council and our community that we don't turn towards faith or religion to guide government decisions but rather good will towards all people in our community," said Belstra. more >>