College To Fire Prof For Religious Views

Wheaton College in the western suburbs of Chicago began the process of firing Larycia Hawkins on Tuesday for her claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In December, the political science professor wore a hijab to show solidarity with her Muslim neighbors leading to recommendations that she resign. “I stand in religious solidarity with Muslims because they, like me, a Christian, are people of the book,” she posted on Facebook at the time. “And as Pope Francis stated last week, we worship the same God.” This week, Provost Stanton Jones informed her that her termination from the school had begun.