Larycia Hawkins to be fired!

"The Firing of Larycia Hawkins" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“The Firing of Larycia Hawkins” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

Some might argue that essentially they have… that Wheaton has rejected the spirit of Christ.

I know I know I know. It’s complicated. It’s nuanced. There are many factors. We don’t have all the details. The college is a business that has the right to make choices. I know I know I know.

The cartoon still speaks though, in my opinion.


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5 Responses

  1. Sabio Lantz says:

    What if Jesus had been born on the Saudi Peninsula 600 years later.
    What if Yahweh had waited just a few more years to save all humanity.
    Afterall , he had waited a million years already.
    Well, Jesus would have worn the clothes of that time, and his various women may have worn burkhas and habifs.
    And he may have been beheaded.
    What would churches have looked like then? With huge bloody knifes on their roofs and pastors with keffiyeh headdresses bound with agal,

    How would Larycia have rebelled then?
    Larycia is better off leaving Wheaton and maybe even leaving Christianity.
    The foolishness of much of religion is just boldly playing itself out at Wheaton College.
    Shamefully, my alma mater.

  2. Adam Julians says:

    Hmm. The issue was not over thw headscarf though was it but a difference of position theologically.

    Sabio will be more informed than I could be about Wheaton, but I do know what it is like to be in a different position theologically with an institution. Sometimes leaving being the best individually and for the institution.

    Hopefully she will find community that will nurture her and respect her spiritual journey for her best without taking a superiour stance to her on theologically debatable issues.

  3. Yes, I believe it’s totally indicative of a direction evangelicalism is going in.

  4. Adam Julians says:

    Great point Kristin.

    I was told to leave a church by a pastor once over a disagreement. I served in the Air Force where the apprentice squadron I joined had an emblem of an acorn. The motto of the squadron was an “few are chosen ” so there was honour that I had with an association with an acorn.

    Not too long later, I was listening to a lecture where Joseph was being compared to Jesus in both being rejected by their own people and a comparison between Joseph and Jesus being likened to that of an acorn to an oak tree.

    Within 2 years the church I had went to ceased to exist through fall in attendance.

    Sometimes the universe /God, whatever way you want to look at it gives a gift and things that aren’t easy at the time work out for the better in my experience 🙂