And now they threaten her with either revocation of her tenure, or with a coldly dismissive of removal from her academic position.
Why do I distrust Liberals?
Because they lie.
A professor at a Chicago-area Christian college said Wednesday that administrators were wrong in taking steps to fire her after she asserted that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.Why would this even be an issue at a "Liberal Arts" College?
Larycia Hawkins told reporters she met with Wheaton College administrators several times and provided statements explaining her beliefs, which she believes are line up with the college's mission. She said she was initially told further discussion wasn't needed but college officials then changed requirements, saying her tenure would be revoked while she would have to participate in two years of conversations.
Wheaton College - Google Search: Wheaton College Liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois Wheaton College is a private American four-year Evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb 25 miles west of Chicago. The college was founded by abolitionists in 1860. WikipediaOh. I see it now. "Evangelical Protestant Christian" and "Liberal Arts" are terms challenged by this situation, and the whole "LIBERAL" thing loses.
Me? I'm a Conservative ... and judging by the implied definition of the word "LIBERAL", there's not a Liberal bone in my body.
I spent a lot of time in college, in a Liberal environment, and I had the distinct impression that the word "LIBERAL" meant:
(Sorry ... copy-and-paste doesn't always preserve the edited version in a BLOG environment)
Apparently, in the arcane situation endemic to American Academia, the word LIBERAL means ...
..... whatever they want it to mean.
It certainly does NOT mean that "you are free to speak your mind, regardless of whether we agree with you!"
CF: First Amendment
First Amendment - Religion and Expression.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That's it for Congress, but apparently Liberal Arts / Religious Colleges are making it up as they go along. Because .. they can.