Wheaton College took steps with regard to Dr. Larycia Hawkins’ decision to “stand in religious solidarity with Muslims” as they released a statement late yesterday afternoon:
(December 15, 2015) “In response to significant questions regarding the theological implications of statements that Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Larycia Hawkins has made about the relationship of Christianity to Islam, Wheaton College has placed her on administrative leave, pending the full review to which she is entitled as a tenured faculty member…” Read the full statement
Wheaton College further clarified its position regarding the wearing of hijabs, saying:
(December 16, 2015) “The College has no stated position on the wearing of headscarves as a gesture of care and concern for those in Muslim or other religious communities that may face discrimination or persecution. We support the protection of all Americans including the right to the free exercise of religion, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States.” Source
If you missed the program yesterday, David Fiorazo and I sat down with Wheaton Alumnus, Dave Wager, to discuss this story. What do you think about Wheaton’s decision? Share your comments below or on Facebook.
(H/T Chicago Tribune)