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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Teaching at a private religious school requires you to follow that religion in many cases. If that religion believes that they do not worship the same God as another religion you can't publicly go against that. This would be different if it was a public school.

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[–] BistroPalin 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago  (edited ago)

None of the things you mention are Wheaton policy. Wheaton is interesting since it's historically been one of the most progressive colleges in the US and used to be a stop on the Underground Railroad. However it was colonized by evangelicals some years back and has changed its focus. Despite that it's not changed its hiring criteria. It is not necessary that faculty subscribe to any specific belief system beyond their statement of faith.

Furthermore there are contractual issues regarding tenured professors. The state of being a tenured professor is nothing at all like working a factory job in an "at will employment" scenario.

Regarding the "same god" issue, it's an absolute fact that the God of Abraham is also the God of Jesus, so there's no leg to stand on there either.

Regarding the hijab, nearly all christian artwork shows Mary wearing a hijab.

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[–] 3823620? 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Regarding the "same god" issue, it's an absolute fact that the God of Abraham is also the God of Jesus, so there's no leg to stand on there either.

What "fact"? Religion is all made up anyway, so they can believe whatever the hell they want to. Not saying this situation isn't completely retarded though.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That is different than what I had read previously and even the article says that Wheaton has a statement of faith they are requesting she affirm.

According to their own website (http://www.wheaton.edu/About-Wheaton/Statement-of-Faith-and-Educational-Purpose) they are evangelical ("The doctrinal statement of Wheaton College, reaffirmed annually by its Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, provides a summary of biblical doctrine that is consonant with evangelical Christianity."). Whether that was their origin or not they are now showing they are such.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The only god Islam worships is Lucifer. God revealed himself to Methuselah, Noah, Moses, Joshua, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, Solomon, and revealed himself directly as Jesus.

God never once reveals himself to Muhammad. The entire Koran was told to him by the "angel" Jibreel.

Rev 3:9

  • Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.*

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[–] Maxcactus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I don't know what this college is about but I suspect that they have the purpose of exclusively promoting their particular superstition. There must have been some mission statement that this professor agreed to and signed in order to get her job.

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[–] SkepticalMartian 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Had to dig to figure out what she was a professor of - seems it's political science.

This is a prime example of why education and religion do not belong together. There's stupid on all sides of this dispute. Let religion be personal and not a job requirement.

Ironically, their response to her stance wasn't very christian. If you believe in that sort of thing, it's supposed to praise tolerance and forgiveness as core virtues.

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[–] TheDude2 2 points 2 points (+4|-2) ago 

Private school so they could fire her for sneezing funny. It is what it is.

But don't all those cunts worship the God of Abraham? Then they veer off to Jesus and Mohammed.

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[–] Yukonman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't think you get the idea of Tenure..

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[–] TheDude2 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Fuck that outdated tenure bullshit. Abolish it. Probably would be easy to get rid of in private schools.