During an interview with NPR, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission commented on Wheaton College's suspension of tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she wrote in a Facebook post that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
"As an Evangelical Christian, I believe that one worships God only through Jesus Christ," Moore said in the interview Sunday, after host Michel Martin said that Hawkins quoted Pope Francis as saying that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
"Is that a foundational belief among Muslims and Christians, to your knowledge?" the host asked. more >>
Some parents from Blaine, Minnesota, are angry after a local high school holiday concert last week had teenagers singing the Islamic "Allahu Akbar" phrase, among Christian and Jewish songs.
WCCO-TV reported that the controversy unfolded last week, with parents taking to social media to voice their complaints about students at Blaine High School singing a Ramadan song which included the "Allahu Akbar," or "God is great" lyrics.
One parent, who did not want to be identified, claimed that singing a song praising Allah at Christmas time is "insensitive," while another said "no child should be forced to sing a song about the Muslims and the religion of hatred." more >>
After a media firestorm erupted last week when a Wheaton College professor was suspended for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, a handful of Christian theologians have written about whether or not the professor was right.
Soon after The Christian Post reported that Wheaton professor Larycia Hawkins posted to Facebook that she was going to wear a hijab during Advent to show solidarity with Muslims and stated "we worship the same God," the school placed the tenured professor on paid administrative leave because her "theological implications" appear to be "in conflict with the College's Statement of Faith."
While students at Wheaton have protested in support of Hawkins and claimed she has not violated the school's statement of faith, prominent Evangelicals such as Franklin Graham have chastised Hawkins' "same God" as shameful and "absolutely wrong." more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham criticized the recently suspended Wheaton College professor who decided to wear a hijab to show solidarity with Muslims and who suggested Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
"Can you believe this Wheaton College professor who says she's going to wear a hijab for the holidays this year to show solidarity with Islam? Shame on her! She said that Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Well she is absolutely wrong — she obviously doesn't know her Bible and she doesn't know Islam," Graham wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins was suspended earlier this week following a much-debated post on her Facebook page where she said that she would be wearing a hijab throughout the Advent to show solidarity with Muslims as a sign of fellowship. more >>
After being released from the hospital following a life-threatening heart complication, Princeton professor and religious freedom advocate Robert P. George took to Facebook Sunday night thank all those who prayed for him throughout his ordeal, as he now expects to have a swift recovery.
George, who is the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and also a conservative author, was hospitalized in New Jersey last Sunday after feeling pain in his abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a rare life-threatening tear on the inner layer of his aorta and was transferred to Weill Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan.
Although it was originally believed that surgery was needed, it was later determined that surgery was no longer necessary. Many of George's friends and colleagues and even Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush took to social media to ask others to pray for George. more >>
The University of Mississippi has denied that it's censoring an annual campus Christmas celebration because of it being "too Christian."
Various publications, including Breitbart, have reported that Ole Miss had changed the name of its annual "A Grand Ole Christmas" to "Hotty Toddy Holidays" because the former was "too Christian."
In a statement released Wednesday, university officials denounced the claim of anti-Christian sentiment, claiming that initial reports on the reasons for the changes were taken out of context. more >>