(Washington Post) Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? College suspends prof who said Y

Wheaton College, a prominent evangelical school in Illinois, has placed a professor on administrative leave after she posted on Facebook that Muslims and Christians “worship the same God.”

The official school statement Tuesday about associate professor of political science Larycia Hawkins’s suspension said Wheaton professors should “engage in and speak about public issues in ways that faithfully represent the College’s evangelical Statement of Faith.”

Following a protest and sit-in of about 100 people Wednesday afternoon on campus, President Philip Ryken and later Provost Stanton Jones said they would not be lifting the suspension. It wasn’t clear how long Hawkins was suspended for, but some of the student leaders who had been involved in talks with administrators said it was through the spring semester.

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One comment on “(Washington Post) Do Muslims and Christians worship the same god? College suspends prof who said Y

  1. David Keller says:

    There is a HUGE difference between saying Judaism, Christianity and Islam come from the same historical, monotheistic background, and that they have the same God. I had this “discussion” with my adult son recently and pointed out the significant theological proof–Our God has no name. I won’t get into that discussion here, but it is very important to understanding this issue. As an aside, I continue to marvel that liberal, women’s libbers wear a symbol of repression as some sort of political statement. If anything, they should be denouncing head scarfs.