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 >>
Hillary Clinton, speaking at ABC presidential primary debate in New Hampshire Saturday night, warned that gay rights, funding for Planned Parenthood and "Obamacare" would be reversed if the Republican Party takes the White House. She also attacked GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his remarks against Muslims.
"This is a watershed election. I know how important it is that we have a Democrat succeed President Obama in the White House," Clinton said in the debate at St. Anselm College, in which Democratic candidates Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also participated.
"From my perspective, we have to prevent the Republicans from rolling back the progress that we've made," Clinton added, according to the transcript of the debate published by The Washington Post. "They would repeal the Affordable Care Act, not improve it. They would give more tax breaks to the super-wealthy and corporations, not to the middle class. And they would, despite all their tough talk about terrorism, continue to let people who are on the no-fly list buy guns." more >>
Donald Trump's proposed ban on Muslims in the United States is "full of hatred" and discrimination, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai said on Tuesday.
During a ceremony to commemorate the 134 Pakistani school children who died in a Taliban attack last year, Malala Yousafzai condemned U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-Muslim views. The billionaire earlier drew flak for suggesting that all Muslims be banned from entering the United States after a shooting rampage by a Muslim couple, according to India Times.
While most of Trump's political rivals have avoided addressing Muslim policies, the real estate mogul has called for stricter mosque surveillance and a temporary ban on the entry of Muslims in the United States, the New York Times reports. more >>
A Christian convert in England who has endured years of persecution and was hospitalized last month after being beaten by angry Muslims for converting from Islam, says he has forgiven his attackers.
Nissar Hussain, a 50-year-old who lives in Bradford, England, was attacked on Nov. 17 outside of his home by three Muslim men for apostasy, according to the British Pakistani Christian Association. Hussain had converted to Christianity in 1996, a decision that has resulted in severe persecution for him ever since.
While one assailant waited in the car, BPCA reported, two of the Muslim men attacked Hussain and beat him with punches, kicks and a cricket bat. The assault ended when a passerby noticed the altercation and chased after the attackers. more >>
Wheaton College students are demanding the institution reinstate tenured political science professor Dr. Larycia Hawkins, who was placed on administrative leave earlier this week for asserting that Muslims and Christians worship the same God in a Facebook post.
Hawkins, who announced on her Facebook page last Thursday that she was going to wear a hijab throughout Advent to show solidarity with Muslims, also made the theological assertion that "we worship the same God."
After the Evangelical school near Chicago, Illinois, suspended Hawkins on Tuesday pending a review of whether the "theological implications" of her comments violated Wheaton's statement of faith, students launched a petition calling for the administration to reinstate Hawkins. more >>