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Christian College Places Professor Who Wore Headscarf on Leave. (Terrorists Are Winning?)

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posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 05:20 AM
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a reply to: ColCurious

Land is not a liquid asset. Sure they could sell land, but if they sold all their land they could not function, and it's a 1 time deal.




posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 06:21 AM
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a reply to: carewemust

Professor of political science ... there you go.

She was mixing religion and politics, and I'll bet this latest was not the only thing she had done. But I will bet it was simply the straw that broke the camel's back.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 06:47 AM
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I think what she got placed on leave for was stating that Christians and Muslims worship the same God which is the truth but this is a private, religious college (right?). If it violated the school's policy then it did and they don't have to justify it any further even though I strongly disagree that their chosen action is wrong. I admire the woman for what she did. They do worship the same God, treating Muslim faith as if it's abhorrent is wrong.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 08:30 AM
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Oh my god, the pc culture is killing america, oups its a christian school, good job who needs a teacher like that.

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posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 09:18 AM
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Christians and muslims do not worship the same god. The islamic god is satan. Kudos to this Christian university for stepping up and disciplining someone who was trying to undermine the faith.

Also wearing a headscarf is not an act of solidarity. It's an act of surrender to sharia law.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: peskyhumans

The word ignorance does not adequately describe how absolutely absurd your statement is.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: peskyhumans Allah is only Satan to the extremely PC Christian Right.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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Allah is the same as god of the bible. It's even comes from El and El Eloh.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: carewemust

This conservative correctness is getting out of hand! We don't have time to be conservatively correct when we gotta make our country great again!



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: carewemust

Professor of political science ... there you go.

She was mixing religion and politics, and I'll bet this latest was not the only thing she had done. But I will bet it was simply the straw that broke the camel's back.



So this isn't political correctness run amok then?



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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Here's part of the PRIVATE college's retort to the action:


As a Christian liberal arts institution, Wheaton College embodies a distinctive Protestant evangelical identity, represented in our Statement of Faith, which guides the leadership, faculty and students of Wheaton at the core of our institution’s identity. Upon entering into a contractual employment agreement, each of our faculty and staff members voluntarily commits to accept and model the Statement of Faith with integrity, compassion and theological clarity.

Contrary to some media reports, social media activity and subsequent public perception, Dr. Hawkins’ administrative leave resulted from theological statements that seemed inconsistent with Wheaton College’s doctrinal convictions, and is in no way related to her race, gender or commitment to wear a hijab during Advent.

Wheaton College believes the freedom to express one’s religion and live out one’s faith is vital to maintaining a pluralistic society and is central to the very reason our nation was founded, enabling us to live together despite our deepest differences. Equally important is the freedom of religious organizations to embody their deeply held -convictions.

Wheaton College rejects religious prejudice and unequivocally condemns acts of aggression and intimidation against anyone. Our Community Covenant upholds our obligations as Christ-followers to treat and speak about our neighbors with love and respect, as Jesus commanded us to do. But our compassion must be infused with theological clarity.

The freedom to wear a head scarf as a gesture of care and compassion for individuals in Muslim or other religious communities that may face discrimination or persecution is afforded to Dr. Hawkins as a faculty member of Wheaton College. Yet her recently expressed views, including that Muslims and Christians worship the same God, appear to be in conflict with the College’s Statement of Faith.
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They can do whatever they want. I don't think they feel threatened as much as it might be sending a message of acceptance of the Muslim faith they are not inclined to accept, to their students, staff and followers. Albeit, the students are standing behind her.
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posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:18 PM
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And here's her post regarding her action.



Larycia Alaine Hawkins
December 13 at 3:29pm · Oak Park, IL

This morning, I partook of the Eucharist, the culmination of the Christian liturgy where Christians through the centuries have united around a common table to practice hospitality by the eating of bread and the drinking of wine, to seek forgiveness from those we've hurt or offended, and to grant forgiveness to ourselves and to others. It is a table of reconciliation--both spiritual reconciliation and relational reconciliation.

Since I recently embarked on ‪#‎embodiedsolidarity‬ with women who wear the hijab (‪#‎wish‬), I've received pushback almost exclusively from other Christians. The pushback has primarily centered on the claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In the spirit of the unity of what Christians term the body of Christ, I would like to respond--but will not reply to comments on an internecine dispute that arose rather recently in the history of the church.

Please find a cogent analysis of the basis for my claim in the link below--as well as a convincing argument for why asserting our religious solidarity with Muslims and Jews will go a long way toward quelling religious violence and enervating religionist fear of the religious other. Whether or not you find this position, one held for centuries by countless Christians (church fathers, saints, and regular Christian folk like me), to be valid, I trust that we can peacefully disagree on theological points and affirm others like the Triune God (albeit there are differences here as well--Athanasian Creed, anyone?), the virgin birth (or Immaculate Conception depending on your persuasion), and the Resurrection. Let there be unity in our diversity of views about all of the above.

My wearing of the hijab as an act of advent devotion has certainly caused some to question the sincerity of my devotion. To those who question the authenticity of my faith, I love you.

The apostle Paul declares, "...as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone" (Romans 12:18). That includes those of you who now count me apostate for daring to call fellow humans who happen to be Muslim my brothers and sisters. I love you with the power of the love that saved me and keeps me and bids me do justice in my body.

Being at peace with everyone means embracing you virtually and asking for forgiveness of those I have offended. It doesn't matter that I did not intend to do so. What matters is the imperative that I move first to make peace with others. As far as it depends on you, will you accept my holy handshake?

Respect, love, and peace to all of you.

Your sister in the hijab,

Larycia

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posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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The Virgin Mary wore a Hijab as well.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:27 PM
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And here's why she is wearing the headscarf:



December 10 at 10:00pm · Oak Park, IL ·

I don't love my Muslim neighbor because s/he is American.

I love my Muslim neighbor because s/he deserves love by virtue of her/his human dignity.

I stand in human solidarity with my Muslim neighbor because we are formed of the same primordial clay, descendants of the same cradle of humankind--a cave in Sterkfontein, South Africa that I had the privilege to descend into to plumb the depths of our common humanity in 2014.

I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book. And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.

But as I tell my students, theoretical solidarity is not solidarity at all. Thus, beginning tonight, my solidarity has become embodied solidarity.

As part of my Advent Worship, I will wear the hijab to work at Wheaton College, to play in Chi-town, in the airport and on the airplane to my home state that initiated one of the first anti-Sharia laws (read: unconstitutional and Islamophobic), and at church.

I invite all women into the narrative that is embodied, hijab-wearing solidarity with our Muslim sisters--for whatever reason. A large scale movement of Women in Solidarity with Hijabs is my Christmas ‪#‎wish‬ this year.

Perhaps you are a Muslim who does not wear the veil normally. Perhaps you are an atheist or agnostic who finds religion silly or inexplicable. Perhaps you are a Catholic or Protestant Christian like me. Perhaps you already cover your head as part of your religious worship, but not a hijab.

***I would like to add that I have sought the advice and blessing of one of the preeminent Muslim organizations in the United States, the Council on American Islamic Relations, ‪#‎CAIR‬, where I have a friend and Board colleague on staff. I asked whether a non-Muslim wearing the hijab was haram (forbidden), patronizing, or otherwise offensive to Muslims. I was assured by my friends at CAIR-Chicago that they welcomed the gesture. So please do not fear joining this embodied narrative of actual as opposed to theoretical unity; human solidarity as opposed to mere nationalistic, sentimentality.

Document your own experiences of Women in Solidarity with Hijabs #wish.

Shalom friends.

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posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

It has become a doctrine of certain liberal Christians to preach a doctrine that mixes politics with faith.

If she was doing that and doing it constantly, then she was more or less advocating her brand of Christian doctrine rather than simply teaching political science. Depending on what the school's policy is on Christian doctrine, this may or may not be allowed.

If your aim is to be a non-denominational Christian school, for example, it wouldn't look very good to have a teacher who teaches what could be considered a LDS doctrine in his or her class or a strictly Catholic way of belief or a distinctly Evangelical. Such a school has to walk the tightrope between being Christian and leaning too far toward any one doctrinal leaning, unless, of course, you are talking about a class designed to teach a doctrinal approach or compare and contrast doctrinal approaches.

Or, if you are a private university and you are oriented around one doctrinal approach it is absolutely your right to remove an approach that conflicts with that. Imagine Notre Dame allowing a class that calls Catholicism the rankest heresy for example.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It has become a doctrine of certain liberal Christians to preach a doctrine that mixes politics with faith.


Isn't that the same doctrine of conservative Christians? Wasn't the entire "traditional marriage" and pretty much any social civil liberty issue a product of Christians preaching a "doctrine that mixes politics with faith"?

How is that exclusively (or even primarily) liberal?



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It has become a doctrine of certain liberal Christians to preach a doctrine that mixes politics with faith.


Isn't that the same doctrine of conservative Christians? Wasn't the entire "traditional marriage" and pretty much any social civil liberty issue a product of Christians preaching a "doctrine that mixes politics with faith"?

How is that exclusively (or even primarily) liberal?


Actually, no. It was and is Biblicall based for all that many prefer to believe otherwise as both God in the OT and Christ in the NT define marriage very clearly.

I am not talking about that, however, I am talking about the popular stance that Jesus is socialist and Liberation Theology along with doctrines of collective salvation which lead to the Jesus is socialist mantra.

Really read the Gospels and you'll find that Jesus is a spiritual figure, not a political one, which is one big reason why the Jews rejected Him.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko

originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t
It has become a doctrine of certain liberal Christians to preach a doctrine that mixes politics with faith.


Isn't that the same doctrine of conservative Christians? Wasn't the entire "traditional marriage" and pretty much any social civil liberty issue a product of Christians preaching a "doctrine that mixes politics with faith"?

How is that exclusively (or even primarily) liberal?


Actually, no. It was and is Biblicall based for all that many prefer to believe otherwise as both God in the OT and Christ in the NT define marriage very clearly.

I am not talking about that, however, I am talking about the popular stance that Jesus is socialist and Liberation Theology along with doctrines of collective salvation which lead to the Jesus is socialist mantra.

Really read the Gospels and you'll find that Jesus is a spiritual figure, not a political one, which is one big reason why the Jews rejected Him.


Eh... I have a real difficult time seeing the distinction. Some Christians would say his parables about wealth, greed, and judgmental people are very foundational to his message while Christians who oppose his thoughts on it just shove it aside as "politics" yet those same Christians will claim that pushing socially conservative legislation is not political but a spiritual imperative.

From the outside looking in, I don't see how one of those camps be called "political doctrine" and other called "biblical based" when it looks like to me it is all biblically based political doctrine when used in the realm of social politics.

I get what you are saying but it boils down to which message from your god you find to more important vs what message your fellow Christians find to be more important.



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: peskyhumans
Christians and muslims do not worship the same god. The islamic god is satan. Kudos to this Christian university for stepping up and disciplining someone who was trying to undermine the faith.

Also wearing a headscarf is not an act of solidarity. It's an act of surrender to sharia law.


One of the most absurd and ignorant things ever said..



posted on Dec, 17 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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How hard is it to follow a book that preaches love?

Do not follow myself but it can't be that hard..



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