Prof. Larycia Hawkins was placed on paid administrative leave by her employer, Wheaton College, after she donned a hijab to show solidarity with her Muslim brothers and sisters, and declared that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
I wrote this originally, but then last week, Wheaton College began a procedure that could lead to her firing, so I wrote this. Evidently, the college’s provost originally thought the professor’s statement “innocuous,” from this Time story. But there’s the whole public relations thing, and big conservative donors to appease.
And then Prof. Hawkins posted this, on Facebook:
Friends, Embodied Solidarity is not demonizing others in defense of me.
Please pray for my Provost, Stan Jones, whose health is already compromised. I am certain that the stress of this situation exacerbates his condition.
Recall, I donned the hijab out of solidarity. In the spirit of embodied solidarity, those of you who are inclined to wish #WheatonCollege and its associated members ill should shower Wheaton College and its students, staff, faculty, and administration with thoughts and prayers and actions that emanate love, grace, peace, and if necessary, forgiveness.