In which Prof. Hawkins schools the lot of us in love

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 …

I stand with Larycia Hawkins

Hawkins is — or was — a political science associate professor at Wheaton College who said she’d wear a hijab through Advent to show solidarity with her Muslim brothers and sisters. Wheaton then placed her on administrative leave. You can read the college’s statement here, and good luck finding any specifics as to why they chose this …

Now you can have faith-based chicken!

Or faith-based coffee, or faith-based Buicks — or, wait. Buick does not market specifically to faith-based consumers, and so they get a zero out of 35 on the FEI — Faith Equality Index, from Faith Driven Consumer™, a North Carolina-based organization that seeks to rally faith-based consumers (let’s be honest: They mean Christians who cling to their …

HERE’s bad news: “Religious” kids are meaner than atheist ones

A study published in Current Biology says that (these are the highlights) Family religious identification decreases children’s altruistic behaviors Religiousness predicts parent-reported child sensitivity to injustices and empathy Children from religious households are harsher in their punitive tendencies. Does that not suck? You can read more here, and thanks DickG., for the link.

First shot fired in the 2015 War On Christmas:

Because, Christians? If you’re gonna draw a line in the sand over which NO ONE SHALL MARCH EVER, draw it at Starbucks. And red cups. There is no other response to this than this: Jesus H. Christ, Christians. Are you kidding? Hunger? Homelessness? General healing all around? None of those issues hold a candle to …

Christians act like Christians, and neighbors get mad.

So a North Carolina church has been housing the homeless, and the neighbors aren’t happy — though the church has been performing this act of grace for a year and a half. You can learn more here. Or, if you fancy original sources, you can go here. And thanks, Cynical, for the link. And yes, neighbors …